We never stopped talking about them for a few weeks. After being finalist at the P500 of Lyon and the HPO Padel Club Bois d'Arcy, Tison / Pommier pair moved up a gear by winning his first P250 Padel Horizon Head Padel Open in Paris.
Tison / Apple tree, as a boss
While they play padel only since 1 year, we see already truster the last square of padel tournaments. This time, Benjamin Tison and Frederic Pommier have managed to go to the end, including winning a crazy final against the Lille pair Florent Landsheer and Johan Romanowski which will end at the super tie-break. But before telling this final, perhaps we should talk about the surprise defeat in half of the pair "home": Fabien Veber / Mathieu Lapouge.
Florent Landsheer, the tournament player?
Indeed, with the last minute package of the Bois d'Arcy pair: Adrien Maigret / Julien Maigret, we could estimate that the favorites Veber / Lapouge would win this tournament.
But in half, they fell on lillois surge and surprising. This is for Romanowski / Landsheer a first association (who will call others?). An association, a bit special since we saw for the first time Romanowski go right and leave the left to the gunner Landsheer.
If the pair Veber / Lapouge did not offer either his best padel for many reasons, it does not prevent it was necessary to beat them, especially after a catastrophic departure of the player of BIG IV (Valenciennes): Johan.
After a first set lost 6 / 1, the Lille certainly surprised the Parisians by starting to play suddenly. Romanowski finally closed the gates of gifts and was gradually adjusting to his role of right-wing players, while Florent Landsheer was perfect from start to finish and even could we say, throughout the tournament, so much he showed of regularity.
In the second set then the super tie-break, the Lille pair was perfect to win his ticket for the final.
A very "HOT" final
After this beautiful semi-final, the Lille arrived in the final with a status almost of favorites. Parisians, on the other hand, could have suffered from a lack of play before the final, as they wandered to the final.
It must be said that they took advantage of the mistrust of some and the absence of a Justin Garnier (associated with Simon Boissé) who could have offered us an explosive semifinal as there is 10 days Padel Club Wood d'Arcy.
But the first set, was terribly intense, hot, complicated for the two pairs with some big rallies. If the Lille lose this first set in the tie-break, they bounce to return to a round everywhere (6 / 2). But at the super tie-break, the Parisians once again showed more regularity to win FINALLY the first P250 of their career.
Congratulations also to Monica Blankson and Jonathan le Gall who won the mixed Padel Horizon tournament.
Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.