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Chairman of World Padel Tour praises Abu Dhabi for hosting…

Chairman of World Padel Tour praises Abu Dhabi for hosting…

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Ramon Agenjo confirms Abu Dhabi is the ideal starting point for the 2023 World Padel Tour.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: World Padel Tour Chairman Ramon Agenjo praised Abu Dhabi for hosting the Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Masters, part of this year’s World Padel Tour opening event.

The World Padel Tour Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Master is organized by Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism in partnership with Global MICE Organization Limited (GMOL Events). Modon Properties is the title sponsor of the latest international sporting event in the UAE, with other major sponsors including Emirates Post Group, McDonald’s, Bullpadel, Hilton, Estrella Damm and Head to name a few.

Competing at Bab Al Nojoum on Hudayriyat Island, Ramon said: “I am delighted that the World Padel Tour is hosting the Masters in Abu Dhabi, an international destination loved by all and whose citizens are hospitable. As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tour, hosting the Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Master on Hudayriyat Island is a worthy start to the World Padel Tour season in 2023. This competition is historic as we witness the first Arabs Participating in the main event of the World Padel Tour. We thank Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Modon Properties and all partners who contribute to delivering world-class sporting events.”

“We witnessed a series of intense competitions in beautiful destinations such as Bab Al Nojoum surrounded by the pristine blue waters of Al Khoudariyat, making the experience unforgettable. The UAE is proving itself as a country that loves padel , we very much hope that the sport will continue to thrive here after this,” Agenjo added.

Yesterday’s quarter-finals were where the World Padel Tour Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Master really heated up. Franco Stupaczuk and Martín Di Nenno eliminated fellow Argentine champions Fernando Belasteguín and Carlos Daniel “Sanyo” Gutiérrez head-to-head, winning 6-3 / 6-3.

The victory took Stupaczuk and Di Nenno into the semi-finals where they will face world number one Juan Lebron and Alejandro Galan in a battle to end the day, with the latter beating Jorge Nieto Ruiz 6-4/6-1 and Pablo Lima.

No. 11 seeded duo Gonzalo Rubio Perez and Javier Ruiz Gonzalez were beaten by lower-ranked opponent Ivan Ramirez del Campo on Center Court in the morning And Pablo Cardona Huerta into three sets, the score was 6-4 / 2-6 / 6-2, breaking the 11-game unbeaten record of the rookie duo that year.

The duel between Arturo Coello and Agustín Tapia and Pincho Fernández and José García Diestro for a second direct ticket to the semi-finals began with the former’s four-game winning streak, the latter barely looking back the entire way to finish 6-4/6 -2 for an easy win.

In the Women’s Championship, world number one Alejandra Salazar Bengoechea and Gemma Triay Pons eased past new fifth seeds Lucía Sainz Pelegri and Aranzazu Osoro Ulrich 6-4 / 6-2.

The Aleiteto twins were beaten. Going into the second-set tiebreaker, lower-ranked Jessica Castelló López and Claudia Jensen Sirvent sealed their spot in the semifinals 4-6 / 6-7(2).

Second favorites Ariana Sánchez Fallada and Paula Josemaría Martín barely broke a sweat against the sixth-seeded duo of Verónica Virseda Sánchez and Bárbara Las Heras Monterde, advancing 6/0, 6/2.

Elsewhere in the women’s division, Team Zielinski/Segador defeated Maria Virginia Riera and Tamara Icardo Alcorisa.

The theme of Saturday’s penultimate day of the World Padel Tour’s Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Master is the enduring dominance of the top teams.

World No. 1 Gemma Triay and Alejandra Salazar became the season’s earliest finalists with a 6-4 / 6-2 win over the Castello/Jensen duo in fairly easy two-set midfield.

The first men’s finalists were confirmed as the most untouchable duo in the competition continued their winning streak with a combined 6-2/6-3 victory over 14th-ranked Spaniards Javi Ruiz Gonzalez and Gonzalo Rubio Perez .

About Abu Dhabi Sports Council:

The Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) was established in 2006 by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The ADSC is aligned with the leadership vision for the development of sport and youth activities in the emirate. The Council promotes an effective sports calendar across the emirate, stimulating the aspirations of all Abu Dhabi residents to participate in quality sport and helping talented and motivated individuals realize their sporting potential.

The Sports Council supports the organization and staging of many international sporting events in Abu Dhabi.

About Morton:

Established in January 2018, Modon Properties is a real estate development company licensed by the Government of Abu Dhabi to develop leisure, entertainment and sports destinations. The company works in line with the goals of the Abu Dhabi Future Plan, supporting the emirate’s economic success and keeping pace with its future growth. By developing a mixed-use strategic project, Modon aims to provide citizens, residents and visitors with the best experience in Abu Dhabi.

About the World Padel Tour:

The World Padel Tour is the world’s premier padel competition where the best men and women compete to reach the world rankings of the fastest growing sport.

About Global Events Organization Limited (GMOL):

Global MICE Organization Limited (GMOL) is a global events operating and marketing company that organizes and promotes world-class conferences (such as the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit), exhibitions and sporting events around the world. GMOL is headquartered in the UAE with its main headquarters in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.

In August 2022, GMOL and the World Padel Tour signed an exclusive Middle East agreement to bring the WPT’s Masters to Abu Dhabi from 21-26 February 2023. Abu Dhabi will host the MENA region’s first WPT Masters and the first WPT Masters season in 2023.

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