ABU DHABI, 26th February, 2023 (WAM) — Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Chairman of the UAE Padel Association, congratulated the winners of the Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Master, the season opener of the 2023 World Padel Tour, at a ceremony The trophy presentation ceremony took place to a packed crowd on the center court at Bab Al Nojoum, Hudayriyat Island.
Agustín Tapia/Arturo Coello Manso beat Alejandro Galán Romo/Juan Lebrón Chincoa (7-6 / 6-3) to win the men’s title, while Ariana Sánchez Fallada/Paula Josemaría Martín beat Alejandra Salazar Bengoechea/Gemma Triay Pons to win the women’s title [6-3 / 6-3]. Ariana Sánchez Fallada and Arturo Coello Manso were also honored as MVPs in their respective categories prize.
The sold-out final thrilled some of the world’s top players as they battled it out on custom-made courts on the beach. The winning duo expressed their delight at scoring 2,000 points, the highest ever World Padel Tour points.
Aref Al Awani, Secretary General of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “Abu Dhabi has cemented its position as the premier venue for world-class sporting events. The Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Master has proven to be a huge success, not only for athletes and spectators , but also to the entire regional sports industry. It presents a valuable opportunity for the growth and development of padel in the UAE and the wider Gulf region, showcasing the sporting infrastructure and capabilities that Abu Dhabi defines. The event is a testament to the emirate’s reputation as a global The Sports Center’s potential, we are incredibly proud of the UAE players who participated and demonstrated the country’s potential as a padel powerhouse. We will continue to support and encourage the growth of the sport in the UAE.”
The meteoric rise of padel as the fastest growing sport in the region has been remarkable and the World Padel Tour Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Masters offers a unique opportunity to embrace the sport’s rapid popularity, creating a platform to celebrate And appreciate the UAE’s padel community and passionate enthusiasts.
Ramon Agenjo, Chairman of the World Padel Tour, said: “The Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Masters is a remarkable event that showcases Abu Dhabi’s readiness to host sporting events and our commitment to fostering a vibrant sporting culture in the region. UAE The qualification of the players, and the region’s first participation in the main event of the World Padel Tour, marks an important moment for the sport in the Arab world, inspiring young players and promoting greater diversity and inclusion in the sport. We are proud to partner with Abu Dhabi Sports Council, along with organizing the event, is also delighted to be part of such a prestigious event that brings together top world players and local talent to promote padel in the UAE and the wider Gulf region.”