We are used to it now, each tournament on the professional circuit brings its share of controversies, between players, with the referees... and this Mexico Open is not exempt. This time, however, no controversies around the service : it changes a little bit. But during the quarter-finals, not one, but two notable tensions were detected, during two different matches.

Javi Garrido, unhappy with the referee

A little context: right in the middle of the point, Edu Alonso, after a heroic defensive move, considers the point lost and lets out a strong and distinct “no”. A simple ball for Javi Garrido who, however, unlucky, hits the top of the grid. Behind, the point is restarted and finally, it is Edu Alonso and Alex Arroyo who win it.

On the floor, Javi Garrido seems annoyed and immediately goes towards the referee. Apparently, his opponent's speech disturbed him. Javi Garrido repeatedly asks the referee if his opponent has the right to speak, even asking to watch the replay of the point. Finally, the referee asks the player to resume the game.

Garrido : “You’re kidding, dude.”

In the end, the Garrido/Gonzalez pair lost in two rounds to Alex Arroyo and Edu Alonso.

Dispute between Victor Ruiz and Leo Augsburger

This match witnessed one of the biggest fights of the quarterfinals. The young Libaak/Augsburger are serving. While Tino Libaak is serving, the ball goes and Victor Ruiz asks to stop the point, claiming that there is noise in the crowd. What does not fail to annoy Leo Augsburger:

Leo: “Victor, you can’t stop all the time, idiot.”

Victor: “What do you mean I can’t? If everyone talks.”

Leo: “You can’t stop like that, idiot.”

Victor: “You have nothing to tell me. It’s up to him [the referee] to say.”

Maximum tension between the two players. In the end, this probably won't have helped Victor Ruiz much, as he lost to Lucas Bergamini in three sets.

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.