Here we are ! For this fifth open of the year 2021 which will take place by the sea in the pretty city of Valence, the posters of the meetings have just been released and the least we can say is that it will not be a small thing. business for our French.
Among the Gentlemen
After a week at the European Championships and just before the P2000 in Perpignan, not all French players made the trip. Indeed, they will only be two to represent the tricolor.
In fact, it is initially a question of Johan Bergeron, who will be accompanied by his faithful partner Simon vazquez and who will face the Argentines Exequiel Mouriño (323st) and Martin Andornino (149th) from Sunday morning 10:30 am in the first round of preprevias.
On paper, the Franco - Swedish pair seems to be the favorite, but remember that Simon et Johan have accumulated fatigue in XII European Championships padel by teams.
Johan actively participated in the qualification of the blues in the semi-final which will be played against Spain.
After a mastered match with Adrien Maigret, he won the decisive point against the Belgians.
The competition will get more complicated if they qualify for the second round as they will come across a tough team made up of Javier Redondo (84st) and Sergio Icardo (87st).
Answer this Sunday.
The second French to represent France will be Benjamin Tison.
Already qualified for the first round of the previas, the tricolor and his partner Teo Zapata will meet the winners of group B. He is also a major player in the success of the French team, and he will be able to enjoy a little more rest.
First match Monday at 16:00 p.m.
In the ladies
Same as for boys, girls who are currently participating in the European Championship of padel, have a good competition and do not skimp on physical efforts.
Hopefully all the matches played in recent days will not harm them in Valencia.
And so it will be 3 French who will represent us next week.
The first to hit the track will be Melissa Martin. She will fight alongsideIris Donate Murcia facing the formidable Italians Valentina tommasi (94st) and Emily stellato (95st).
This meeting will not be easy and the French and the Spanish will have to be solid to counter the attacks from the two transalpines.
The second Frenchwoman will be Léa Godallier who this time will be associated with Manuela Alaga.
Indeed his usual young partner, Ari Cañellas will be unavailable this week due to university exams. Leah therefore returned to Previa, with a match against the qualifiers on Tuesday at 19:00.
Finally it will be at Alix Collombon to give everything the next day.
Qualified for the final draw, she will play Wednesday, at 19:30 p.m., in the Round of 1 with her sidekick Jessica castello against the winners of group D of the previas, who could be Léa and Manuela! After Valladolid, are we still going to see a clash between our two top ranked French women in the WPT?
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