After having lived the first victory of Paula Josemaria and Ariana Sanchez face Delfina Brea and Beatriz González this year, it was the men's turn to shine. In great form since the end of last season Alejandro Galan and Juan Lebron confirm their desire to return to their best level of play and maintain their throne on the padel global. Today the Madrid native and his partner overcame a big Arturo Coello and genius Agustin Tapia.

A balanced first set

Both teams showed us a very high level of play during this first round. Neck to neck, the four players did not give up and were able to delight the public present in the stands. The numbers 1, Galan and Lebron have achieved very good performances since the start of the competition. They display a very solid game. However, they were faced with the formidable Arturo Coello and Agustin Tapia who, in good form for a year, did not intend to steal the spotlight. Proof of this is during this first set where the two players managed to stand up to their rivals and take the first set in the tie break.

Lebron and Galan raise their heads

Shots rained down from both sides of the track and neither team was planning to surrender. Like four warriors, the players present on this center wanted to do battle and leave with victory. Well on their feet, the Andalusian and his partner still managed to take the advantage and thus capture the second set.
Remotivated, the Spanish troops used their experience and all their talent to strike their adversaries again. The fight was relentless and despite a slight improvement on the part of “Mozart” and “King Arturo”, Galan was intractable with his rivals. He offered the public an incredible level of play. “El Lobo” and “El Galantico” were more consistent during the second and final set, which allowed them to come away with the victory.

Final score: 6/7 – 6/4 – 6/4

Alejandro Galan: “Very happy to win this first tournament of the year. That was one of our goals. We are a pair that grows with the seasons. With all the obstacles we had to overcome last year and the tough preparation we did during the pre-season, I am very happy with this victory. I am already focused on DOha, because it is a MAJOR tournament and it is very important for us. There is still a lot to do. "

Juan Lebron: ” As you may have said, I played better and better during the competition, also thanks to my partner and my coach. I gained more and more confidence. Ale told me to let go. Especially since during the pre-season I was able to watch how he hit the ball, and I copied him a little on the subject. Very happy with this victory but also for Alejandro who is a great guy and he deserves it. "

This first title of the season marks the return of Galan and Lebron to the top of the padel global. It seems that the two Spaniards are indeed back.

Sebastien Carrasco

Future naturopath and passionate about padel, Seb is the health/food gentleman of Padel Magazine. He juggles between pala, quinoa and essential oils. For almost two years now he has been dealing with the news of the little yellow ball with the same passion.