During his quarter-final defeat alongside Maxi Sanchez at P2 Puerto Cabello, Gonzalo Rubio attempted what appears to be a new defense technique.

The Spaniard tries to spike to get the ball back to his side. Bad luck, the latter takes a bad bounce with the window and rises very high in the air, leaving plenty of time for Arturo Coello to play it.

Jairo Bautista's future partner then decides to put his body in opposition to block the counter-smash from the world number one. A daring maneuver – almost suicidal – and above all useless since the point stops when the ball hits his back.

Find the sequence below with the touch of Out Of Context Padel.

Martin Schmuda

A competitive tennis player, Martin discovered the padel in 2015 in Alsace and appeared in a few tournaments in Paris. Today a journalist, he deals with current affairs padel while continuing its rise in the world of the little yellow ball!