Last match of the day at the WPT Malmö Open, and it is the turn of Juan LeBron / Alejandro Galan et Agustin Tapia / Arturo Coello to enter the track. We were impatiently awaiting this poster because for many of us, this meeting is not an ordinary match. No, it has indeed become a real classic. On one side, we had the number 1s of the circuit, and on the other, a pair made up of a excellent Ale Galan and a Juan Lebron which returns to its best level in several weeks.

Lebron / Galan shake up the number 1s

Quickly, the Spaniards successfully entered the game and managed to set their pace. Champions a few days ago in Menorca, the two friends are keen to prove to everyone that they are indeed back in the game and that they are ready to sow discord at the end of the season. The Madrilenian and his sidekick attack their opponents and succeed in putting doubt in their heads. They thus take the advantage over them (2/0). The blows keep coming, and it is very clear during this first round that the former world number 1s are superior to Agustin Tapia and Arturo Coello. Despite a more than timid comeback, “the King” and the “Mozart of Catamarca” did not manage to reverse the trend (4/1). More incisive than their rivals, the two Spaniards continue their crusade, doing (almost) no favors to their adversaries.

In less than 40 minutes, Ale and Juan took the first set 6/2, leaving the Spanish-Argentinian pair stunned.

Alejandro Galanet Juan Lebron hug each other

Ale Galan and Juan Lebron Stratospherics

Bis repeated from the start of this second round.

Indeed, the public present in the stands must have wondered if they were not witnessing a “déjà vu” phenomenon. As for the first set, “el Galantico” and “el Lobo” immediately took control of the match, thus taking the advantage (2/0). Juan Lebron recites a perfect score in his diagonal, varying the shots and undermining Coello's defense. For his part, Galan appears calm and plays a more than aggressive game, leaving little room for doubts about his current form. His smashes are powerful and hurt his rivals. Both players continue to display a more than solid game, allowing them to take off on the scoreboard. After a point of gold, the Andalusian and his partner lead (4/1). The blows rained down and fell on the Spanish-Argentinian pair who, today, are unrecognizable on the 20x10. Shy, she seems overwhelmed and completely incomprehensible. She can only note the superiority of their opponents who inflict a severe 6/1 on them in barely 1 hour 10 minutes of play.

Today, Ale and Juan showed the full extent of their talent by offering a real masterclass to the public in the stands. They have proven once again that they are returning to their best form and that with this level of play, they are difficult to take.

Final score: 6/2 - 6/1

This new success marks a new final for the Spanish pair who will therefore join Los Superpibes this Sunday in the 20×10 at the Malmö Arena.

Sebastien Carrasco

Future naturopath and passionate about padel, Seb is the health/food gentleman of Padel Magazine. He juggles between pala, quinoa and essential oils. For almost two years now he has been dealing with the news of the little yellow ball with the same passion.