Cañas / Medina, Champions of the first FIP Tournament in Africa

Last week, Senegal experienced an historic event, the celebration of the first FIP ​​Tournament in the african continent, the FIP100 II Open International Padel Siux in Male Category organized by the Association Padel Sénégal in the facilities of PS Sports & Family Club, a pioneer club in the practice of padel in the country, located in the coastal town of Saly.

With a very good influx of people who accompanied the games throughout the week, the players who played the Tournament expressed their satisfaction in being part of an event that due to its great relevance went beyond pure competition. At the same time, the girls did not want to miss the appointment and the Female Tournament was also disputed, although no points were awarded for the Official FIP Rankings.

In this FIP100 II Open International Padel Siux, players from 11 different nationalities participated: France, Spain, Great Britain, Brazil, Italy, Germany, Morocco, Benin, Lebanon, Madagascar and Senegal. Thus, the 9 nationalities that were represented in a first edition, disputed last year, were surpassed. In which the couple formed by Jerónimo Cañas and Christian Medina were the Champions.

After the matches of 1/8 and 1/4, Saturday morning the Semifinals were disputed. In the first, Jerónimo Cañas / Christian Medina won 6-0 6-0 to Jordi Rovira / Arkaitz Mota. In the second, the local couple formed by the brothers Karim Karrit / Adel Karrit beat by  6-1 6-4 to the french-senegalese duo David Cursoux / Kabaz Nagy. In the Grand Final on Sunday, the spanish players Jerónimo Cañas and Christian Medina showed their great level of padel and stood with the title of the FIP100 II Open International Padel Siux after beating Karrit / Karrit 6-0 6-0.

With the presence of prominent local media, such as the newspaper Stade, the Final day experienced a very special atmosphere with dance performances on the courts of the PS Sports & Family Club, activities for children with a series of games and the great closing ceremony with the coronation of Cañas / Medina as Champions of the first FIP ​​Tournament in Africa.

For the Association Padel Sénégal, our Associate Member nº 35, the plans regarding activity continue for these next months. On the one hand, prepare the National Team to contest the Qualifying Rounds that give access to the 2018 World Padel Championship, and on the other, the Master in June, new P100 National Tournaments and continue working on the National League project. Without a doubt, very good news for the development of padel in Senegal and Africa.

From the International Padel Federation we send our congratulations to the Association Padel Sénégal, PS Sports & Family Club, players and padel fans for having been part of an historic Tournament. Congratulations to all!