Padel Magazine - At the International Open of padel of Valencia, The best pairs had to fight to reach the quarter-finals. A certain number have indeed suffered more than expected, to the point of saving match points… The levels are definitely tight and we can see that the master which brings together the 8 best pairs in the world is in sight.
In one of the most intense clashes of the day, Willy Lahoz and Enric Sanmartí were close to making the week's performance against WPT's No. 4 seed. They showed their potential and even got a match point against Sanyo Gutiérrez-Maxi Sánchez. The No. 4 seed only managed to save a match point in the 2 tie-breake set, but the balance eventually tipped for their part by winning 5-7, 7-6, 6-4.
And what to say next to the pair Cristian Gutiérrez and Matías Díaz… where elimination awaited them… But it was without counting their desire to go all the way. Facing Agustín Gómez Silingo-Fede Quiles, the world number 3 had a lot to do, customary to titillate the best world pairs of padel. They will eventually end up winning 3 sets after saving 2 match points.
These are without doubt the most beautiful games since the beginning of the tournament, the spectators are not mistaken in staying taped to their chair.
The other matches were a little easier, with of course the world number 2 still as regular as Juani Mieres and Pablo Lima who quietly beat the young Spaniards Gonzalo Rubio and Andoni Bardasco 6-1, 6-4.
Meanwhile, Gaby Reca and Seba Nerone inflict a severe 6-1 double against Juan Ignacio Santos and Darío Gauna Juan; while the No. 5 seed Miguel Lamperti and Grabiel Maxi eliminated Cristian Calneggia-Gerardo Derito 6-1 2-1 (retirement).
Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.