Clearly, the first two quarter-finals this Friday will have lasted. After the victory of Castello and Osoro against Araujo / Salazar, it was the turn of Lebron/Galan and Nieto/Sanz to get back on track. And the fight was tough between these two teams, who needed three sets to decide between them.

In this completely crazy match, in an electric atmosphere, it was ultimately Lebron and Galan who escaped after 2h21 game : 6/3 2/6 7/5.

Lebron and Galan, imperial in hot moments

100% gold points won in the first round (4/4), this is the stat of the first set. Juan Lebron and Alejandro Galan break from the start in this match. Coki Nieto and Jon Sanz immediately resumed their service, inflicting a blank break on the former world number 1s.

However, the important moments are in favor of Lebron and Galan. THE Lobo and Galantico are imperial on the decisive points. However, we feel that Coki Nieto and Jon Sanz are never far away. They only need a few adjustments.

Too far in this first set, Nieto and Sanz cannot come back to score. In the end, it is indeed Lebron and Galan who take the lead: 6/3.


And then the trend reverses

Let's remember this stat: 100% of the gold points won by Juan Lebron and Alejandro Galan in the first set. Well, in the second set, 100% of the points of gold are won by… Coki Nieto and Jon Sanz (4/4 this time again).

While the former world numbers 1 managed key moments perfectly, they found themselves completely cornered by their opponents. They are broken twice in the second round. Facing them, we find in particular a Coki Nieto imperial on the blocks (yet facing the master in the matter). The Lebron/Galan pair still has the opportunities to come back, with 12 break balls (!), for 0 converted.

The match is completely restarted at the Palau Sant Jordi. Coki Nieto and Jon Sanz, the rookies of this Master Final, return to a set everywhere: 6/2.


Victory, at the end of the suspense

In this third set, nothing is going well for the double title holders. They who had managed to win the first 4 decisive points, now have 7 gold points lost. In addition, the video refereeing is clearly not in favor of Alejandro Galan, penalized twice for touching the net on a counterattack.

It was Coki Nieto and Jon Sanz who were the first to break in this set. They even serve for the match, at 5/4. The trembling arm, the outsiders accumulate mistakes, even though they had managed so well throughout the match. With their backs to the wall, Galan and Lebron relaunch themselves like the champions they are and return to 5/5.

as a symbol, Juan Lebron and Alejandro Galan deprive Coki Nieto and Jon Sanz of a tie-break on un point of gold. This match was won on experience by the former number 1s, who won one of the best matches of their season.

For the double title holders, it was hot, but the adventure continues. They are now waiting for their opponents who will play the last match of the day. It will either be Stupaczul/Di Nenno, for a rematch of the Milan final, or Garrido/Gonzalez, for a new match between Spaniards.

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.