This evening, it was absolutely necessary to find a replacement for Martin Di Nenno and Franco Stupaczuk, title holders in Doha. On the track, two teams had hopes of lifting the trophy... On one side, the crazy smashers Arturo Coello and Agustín Tapia (TS2). On the other, the outsiders of this tournament Mike Yanguas and Javi Garrido (TS10).

We attended a real correction on the track. Arturo Coello and Agustín Tapia developed a stratospheric level of play, making their opponents look like beginners. Final score: 6/0 6/2 in 53 minutes.

The correction of Agustin and Arturo

Former world number 1s – which should find their place very soon – started this final very strongly in Doha, in breaking from the first game of the match against Yanguas and Garrido, perhaps a little stressed by the event... Despite the wind and a few drops, Arturo and Agustín managed to develop their game... that is, with big smashes.

Very quickly, it really hurt the scoreboard: 4/0 for the highest ranked after 15 minutes... suffice to say straight away that Mike Yanguas and Javi Garrido did not manage to get into their game.

Like the day before against Paquito Navarro and Sanyo Gutierrez, Tapia/Coello wasted no time in the first set. The Spanish-Argentinian pair was programmed in rocket mode and won the first round 6/0 after 20 minutes.

The Coello/Tapia steam roller

Far from wanting to slow down the pace, Arturo Coello and Agustín Tapia disgusted their opponents on the track. Yet carried by the public, asking for a little more spectacle on the track, Javi Garrido and Mike Yanguas tried new things – even offering themselves game balls for the first time. Unfortunately, the brilliance of Arturo and Agustín hurt. Already the break in the second set, from the first game.

3/0 for the Coello/Tapia war machine, we really wondered how Mike Yanguas and Javi Garrido could be able to keep their heads above water. On the bench, the faces of the Spanish pair were closed, disappointed. Mike Yanguas even said to his coach Juani Mieres: “either we move or we give up".

This speech will at least have allowed the outsiders to score a game... after 40 minutes of play. They will even have the pleasure of winning a second. It will stop there for the Yanguas/Garrido pair who inclined a few minutes after 6/2, on a completely thrown lob from Javi Garrido, which bounced behind the baseline glass…

Match statistics

Once again, the statistics provided by PadelIntelligence are a reflection of this match: 12 winning moves for Yanguas/Garrido (6 each) against 29 for Coello/Tapia (17 for Tapia, 12 for Coello).

Other interesting data: the game strangely went towards Agustin Tapia – yet man of the match.

Stats Coello Tapia

First title for the Coello/Tapia pair this season, after their final lost in Riyadh. Arturo Coello will be able to celebrate his birthday properly this evening!

Gwenaelle Souyri

It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.