The qualifications of Premier Padel Qatar Major got off to a bad start for the French delegation. The three French pairs entered this morning all lost. Yet one of them had five match points…

The logic respected in the first two matches

At the start of the morning, there was no miracle for Jérémy Scatena and Manu Vives. The French, who were opposed to Tino Libaak and Leo Augsburger, two players who finished last season in the Top 20 of the WPT, unsurprisingly suffered a heavy defeat: 6/1 6/1.

Bastien Blanqué and Dylan Guichard recovered well in the second set but they also lost in two sets against the 4th seed of these previas, Marcos / Iriart. Final score: 6/1 6/4.

Moreau and Bergeron can blame each other

Johan Bergeron and Max Moreau may have very big regrets this Friday afternoon. Those who started perfectly against Henrique Barbosa and Fran Ramirez Navas let slip a match that seemed promised to them.

Indeed, winners of the first set 6/1, the French were in control in Doha. But behind, they saw their opponents completely turn the tide. In turn, the Spaniard and the Portuguese inflicted a 6/1 on the Tricolores and reset the counters to zero. Not discouraged, Johan and Max regained the rhythm of the start of the match and quickly took the lead in the last act. But after leading 4/1, they saw their rivals come back and snatch an unexpected tie-break, after saving a match point at 5/6.

Still focused, Moreau and Bergeron would take the lead once again. Largely dominant at the start of the decisive game, they led 6 points to 1 and finally seemed to be able to see the end of the tunnel. But as since the start of the match, Navas and Barbosa were able to claw back their deficit, saving four new match points and concluding at the first opportunity… Final score 1/6 6/1 7/6 (6) for Navas and Barbosa who advance to the next round.

Two new chances this afternoon

This afternoon we will follow the performances of the Franco-Spanish pairs Leygue / Insa and Inzerillo / Martinez, who face Cassetta / Geens and Araujo / Mouliaa respectively.

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