What a match from Mike Yanguas and Javi Garrido. This pair, which we know to be dangerous, has already signed an exploit in this tournament by taking out Juan LeBron and Ale Galan, in a marathon match of almost three hours !

Yanguas and Garrido come out of a tense and dense encounter: 6/7 7/6 6/4.

A first that could have leaned one way or the other

From the first act, we know that this match will last. The exchanges are high intensity and the duos go blow for blow.

LeBron and Galan, yet full of confidence after their victory in Ryiadh last week, are simply hitting a wall. Mike Yanguas and Javi Garrido develop their best padel on the track and it shows.

The first set heads to a tie-break. There will have been set points on each side and after a very heated decisive game, the world number 1s manage to win the first round: 7 / 6 (8).

A tie-break in favor of the outsiders

The second set doesn't differ much from the first. Once again, the two teams are neck and neck and neither wants to make it easy for the other.

We feel Juan Lebron and Ale Galan a little annoyed on the track. It must be said that whatever they try, they are systematically opposed by their compatriots.

We are logically entitled to a new decisive game, but this time a change of scenery since it is the outsiders who win it, and in style 7-2!

Mentally, Yanguas/Garrido

The scales can now tip one way or the other. However, on the track, the world number 1s do not have as many solutions as usual. So much so that they are the first to be broken in this set, but they do not give up, as evidenced by Galan's rage to win.

5/4 on the scoreboard, Yanguas and Garrido serve for the match. Obviously, there is a lot of tension on the shoulders of the Andalusians since they commit more mistakes in this game. They will even find themselves having to save two break points.

On a final sharp volley, the outsiders made their opponents bend. Ale Galan is cornered, and his lob comes out a few centimeters.

Rackets fly on center court : Javi Garrido and Mike Yanguas let their joy explode. Here they are in the quarter-finals in Doha, for a somewhat unexpected showing against another young pair who are playing their luck to the fullest: Arroyo/Alonso.

There will be no double therefore for Lebron and Galan in the Middle East. We imagine that the Di Nenno / Stupa and Coello / Tapia pairs, who qualified without problem for the quarters, are already rubbing their hands...

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.