Impressive FIP500

The Netherlands hosted this past weekend one of the most important FIP ​​Tournaments of the 2017 Calendar. Organized by the NPB ( Nederlandse Padelbond / Dutch Federation of Padel ) and with the support of Padel Academy, this FIP500 was played in La Playa, club located in the city of Rijswijk and a few kilometers from The Hague.

Many players arrived from different countries of the European continent ( Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Sweden, Greece and The Netherlands ) did not want to miss the appointment. Rounding out the 70 registered pairs and with the participation of relevant names of the professional WPT scene on the courts of La Playa, from Friday to Sunday there was a splendid atmosphere with very good matches full of emotion and a spectacular level of padel in Men’s and Women´s Category.

The Men’s competition started on Friday with the Qualification Round. High level matches, both to access to Final Draw 1/16 to be played from Saturday morning, afternoon in 1/8 and Sunday morning in exciting 1/4. Excellent level in Semifinals: Darek Nowicki / Guga Vazquez 7-5 5-7 7-5 vs Lucas Cunha / Victor Sanchez and Jose Carlos Gaspar / Jorge Ruiz 6-4 6-1 vs Andres Britos / Fermin Ferreyra. In the Grand Final, Jose Carlos Gaspar and Jorge Ruiz defeated Guga Vazquez / Darek Nowicki 6-2 6-2, winning this FIP500

In Women’s Category, Saturday started the competition with the Final Draw of 1/8. Great confrontations in all the rounds until reaching the Semifinals. Carlota Garcia / Laia Bonilla won 6-2 6-1 vs the french-swedish pair Kristina Clement / Antonette Andersson, and Silvia Plasin / Belen Berbel 6-3 7-6 vs Raquel Piltcher / Helena Wyckaert. In a 100% spanish Final, Carlota García / Laia Bonilla won 6-3 6-4 vs Silvia Plasin / Belen Berbel conquering the title FIP500.

Beyond the competition, this FIP500 has again served as a reunion between players from all over Europe. A fantastic atmosphere that has been lived throughout the weekend in Rijswijk with a great organization by the NPB ( Dutch Padel Federation ), Padel Academy and the club headquarters La Playa. Check all the results of this FIP500 tournament in Setteo and the best pictures in the photo album.