Padel Magazine - At Valencia International Open Padel, the best pairs had to fight to reach the quarter-finals. A number have indeed suffered more than expected, until save the match balls ... Levels are decidedly tight and we see that the master of the 8 best pairs worldwide is in the line of fire.
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 the elimination awaited them ... But that was not to mention their desire to go all the way. Facing Agustín Gómez Silingo-Fede Quiles, the 3 world numbers had a lot to do, customary to tickle the best pairs of padel world. They will eventually win 3 sets after saving 2 match balls.
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 obviously the 2 world numbers still regular namely Juani Mieres and Pablo Lima who quietly beat the young Spanish Gonzalo Rubio and Andoni Bardasco 6-1, 6-4.
Meanwhile, Gaby Reca and Seba Nerone inflict a severe double 6-1 against Juan Ignacio Santos and Darío Gauna Juan; while the No. 5 seed, Miguel Lamperti and Grabiel Maxi eliminate Cristian Calneggia-Gerardo Derito 6-1 2-1 (retirement).
Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.