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Düsseldorf champions wrote padel history

Credit: BOSS German Padel Open / Sascha Feuster

The BOSS German Padel Open presented by SIXT reached its climax with the finals on Sunday, October 1. In an electrifying atmosphere on the center court at the CASTELLO in Düsseldorf, the women's and men's finals offered top class padel.

Sánchez/Josemaría complete the dozen

In the all-Spanish women's final, the duo Gemma Triay (world no. 3)/Marta Ortega (6) faced off against the world's undisputed No. 1 team this year: Ariana Sánchez and Paula Josemaría. The match was a rematch of the recent Madrid final. At the Masters final in the Spanish capital, Triay/Ortega lost to their compatriots Sánchez/Josemaría in two sets 3-6 and 6-7 - now they had the chance for revenge just one week later.

After an even start, Sánchez/Josemaría tightened the reins and took the first set 6-3. In the second set, too, it initially looked as if the world No. 1 and No. 2 would bring the match home safely. Triay/Ortega, however, showed comeback qualities and fought their way into the tiebreak. In the tiebreak, however, Sánchez and Josemaría showed nerves of steel - and the final result was 6-3 and 7-6 for the leading female duo of the World Padel Tour (WPT), just like in Madrid. The two Spaniards thus completed the dozen: the triumph in Düsseldorf was already their twelfth WPT tournament victory this year.

The successful duo Sánchez/Josemaría looked correspondingly happy after the match: "We are very happy about the victory here in Düsseldorf. By winning the first WPT tournament on German soil, we were able to write a small piece of padel history, which makes us very proud," said the two beaming with joy. Ariana Sánchez was also voted the tournament's most valuable player in the women's competition.

Galán and Lebrón crown strong tournament performance

The two Spaniards Alejandro Galán (5) and Juan Lebrón (6) entered the grand final in Düsseldorf with the momentum from their semifinal victory against the number 1 duo Arturo Coello/Agustín Tapia. But with Martín Di Nenno (3) and Franco Stupaczuk (4) they had a tough task ahead of them. The two Argentines traveled to Düsseldorf with the recommendation of the Masters tournament victory a week ago in Madrid.

Lebrón and Galán started like fire. Already after 26 minutes, the two led 5/0. Di Nenno and Stupaczuk owned the next two games. But it was no more than a brief revival of the two Argentines. After 38 minutes, Lebrón and Galán closed the bag in the first set - 6-2.

Whoever thought that Galán and Lebrón would now let up was mistaken. The two Spaniards were determined to win and left no doubt about it. After just 1 hour and 12 minutes, the scoreboard at the CASTELLO showed 6-2 and 6-2. An impressive victory for Galán and Lebrón and only their second ever in this year's WPT series. Galán had another reason to be happy, he was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the men's competition at the BOSS German Padel Open.

Galán and Lebrón were also proud after their triumph in Düsseldorf: "Winning the tournament premiere in Germany means a lot to us," the two said at the award ceremony. There will not be a big party. "But after the flight home we will certainly toast the victory again," said the two champions.

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