Le P1500 of 4PADEL Bordeaux offered many surprises. And seeded players exited the tournament prematurely.

Tough for the top seeds...

At the top of the table, the 5th seed, Matthieu Armagnac / Morgan Mannarino comes out in the first round with a dry score 6/2 6/1 against Thibaut Pech / Benoît Theard. A half-surprise, since in reality, the people of Toulouse have a ranking which does not correspond to their general level. The 2 seed, Rouanet / Sanchez, knows this only too well and therefore did not have an easy match in this quarter. However, it is a relatively quiet victory in 2 sets 6/1 6/4 which contrasts with this super tie-break match in the eighth won against Lozano / Perez Le Tiec.

The 4th seed, Ludovic Cancel / Arthur Hugounenq, was also surprised in his first round against Simon Wagner / Alexis Coulombeau in 3 sets: 4/6 6/1 6/4. In the quarter-final, Wagner / Coulombeau played against the 7 seed of the tournament Timéo Fonteny / Quentin Ayuso. It was announced: the match was going to be very balanced, but it turned in favor of Ayuso / Fonteny with a victory in 3 sets: 3/6 7/6 6/4. At the top of the table, we will therefore have the 1st seed facing the 7th seed.

At the bottom of the table, Thomas Vanbauce and Dorian de Meyer had a complicated first match won in 3 sets (6/4 5/7 7/5) against Yanis Muesser and Yann Araudou. The step was a little too high for the locals against the 3rd seed Max Forcin and Manu Vives. In the previous round, however, it took 3 sets for the 3rd seed to overcome Julien Seurin and Adrien Dandois.

In the semi-final, we will be entitled to a big confrontation: Vives / Forcin against Garcia / Grué. Benjamin Grué and Aitor Garcia have so far not lost a single set in the tournament.

The favorites almost all pass!

Among the ladies, the little surprise comes from the 6th seed Cassandra Senjean / Laura Buteau who manages to beat the 4th seed, Marie Lefevre / Jennifer Denecheau in 3 sets 6/2 3/6 6/3. Buteau / Senjean will play their semi-final against the head of seed 1 Mélanie Ros / Marie Maligo who almost got surprised in the round of 8 by the surprising Marie Rondot and Steffi Merah. Ros / Maligo, however, only lost 2 games in their quarter-final against Nada Majdoubi / Laurine Bergaud (6/2 6/0).

The 3rd seed, Alexise Duchêne / Charlyne Tonda also passed the Mélissa Martin / Amélie Detrivière obstacle in 3 sets: 4/6 6/3 6/2. A victory for Duchêne / Tonda which is very expensive in view of their international claims. And the Parisian, Alexise Duchêne does not hide it: “the idea of ​​joining the French team is starting to germinate”. Next round against another big piece, the 2nd seed, Bahurel / Sireix, who has been rather spared until then by the table.

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.