Unusual and quite rare event during the last qualifying match on the central Bordeaux P2, during which Miguel Benítez broke his strap right after a smash.

Obviously, the four players present on the track stopped playing and took a look at the referee to know what to do because the smash was a winner but as the racket hit the net before the rebound, everyone was a little lost.

The referee was clear on the subject: let, point to play again.

Indeed, if the strap breaks, the point must be replayed, just as if the ball falls from the pocket during the point, it must be replayed. However, this is only for the first time. If, through complete bad luck, the strap broke again in the match, then the point would be lost for the unfortunate player.

This little stop did not cost much for the Benitez / Cepero pair who ended up winning their meeting against Quilez / Gonzalez. Unusually, Miguel Benitez, who no longer had a pala available, finished his match with Sandra Bellver's racket, who is currently playing his last previas match on the center court, a match to follow on Padel MagTV :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpJsj5TW2Os
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.