Although seeded 8 of the qualifications of the Premier Padel Qatar Major, Jérémy Scatena and Roger Aromi were not favorites in their first round this Sunday.
Indeed, the Spaniards who were facing them, Martin Sanchez Piñeiro (132 FIP) and Pablo Garcia (125 FIP), are two experienced players, who are respectively in 60th and 73rd place in the WPT…
Not impressed, the Franco-Spanish pair held off the favorites, winning the first set in the tie-break. If the second round was clearly in favor of the Spaniards, the last set was a big “mano a mano”.
And it was first Aromi and Scatena who took the lead, winning their opponents' serve and serving for the match at 5/4. But the experience of Piñeiro and Garcia made the difference at the best moment, the latter managing to push the match to the tie-break which they won 7 points to 2.
Victory 6/7 6/2 7/6 for the Spanish pair who will face Sergio Icardo and Emiliano Iriart in the next round.
After the defeat of Scatena, there are therefore two Frenchmen left in these qualifications, Jerome Inzerillo et Maxime Moreau, who qualified earlier with their respective partners Montiel and Sinicropi.
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