FIP STAR CAGLIARI, the return of the competition

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The CUPRA FIP TOUR has restarted better than expected. The first tournament after the stoppage, caused by the pandemic, arrived in the lovely island of Sardegna, being the FIP STAR CAGLIARI the starting point of the new FIP’s calendar.

All the organization was focus on the protocols anti-Covid-19 and all the preventions to avoid contagious, making the run of the competition the safest for the players.

The tournament count with the participation of 108 players from 12 different countries. Specially mention to the two Swiss pairs who put on the show playing one of them against the pair number one seeded with a tie first set and the second one showing on the central court their skills in a 3 set match in the second round.

 

 

The FIP STAR CAGLIARI was held in the club TC Cagliari, a unique venue that has held big events such a Davis Cup’s and FED Cup tennis competitions. Due to its experience hosting such events, the club has all the facilities to make the players feel comfortable and comply with all the normative and protocols needed for this time being.

The tournament was played in 5 courts in total, with a Central Court with capacity for 1500 persons, 3 extra panoramic courts, and a second central court in the middle of the terrace of the club’s bar.

All players of the main draw, besides all the club’s services, had the right to stay in the hotel while competing in the tournament.

 

The tournament

Back to the competition, the male’s main draw was first composed by 32 pairs and the female’s reached 23 pairs, from Thursday we have could see a lot of levels, and the fans have been able to watch all the matches online-streaming played on the central court thanks to our friends of Supertennis tv but also all the matches had live-score updated in all the other courts from the beginning of the tournament.

The winners of the men’s category were Iván Ramírez del Campo and Arturo Coello Manso, The revelation pair of the year has not lowered their level and this was demonstrated throughout the competition especially in the last super match of the final, with a tight 7/6 in the third set against the Chilean-Argentine couple formed by Javier Valdés and Juan Manuel Restivo. The final score was 4/6 7/6(5) 7/6(5).

 

  

 

 

The female category, as we are used to, was more even. The negative part of the tournament was for Marina Martinez Lobo, who suffered an injury during her quarter-final match, and we wish her a speedy recovery. We are sure that she will be a player who will have a great Padel career.

The winners of the tournament were the Spanish pair, who started to play together not so long ago and they are reaching already their goals, Alicia Blanco Rojo and Ariadna Cañellas against the French pair Laura Clergue and Lèa Godallier who did a great tournament beating strong pairs in each round. The final score: 4/6 6/2 6/2.

 

 

From the International Federation, we want to thanks all the federations, coaches, players, clubs, referees, brands for being working hard and believing in the turning of this situation, the competition has returned so better times are finally close for all the Padel Community.

For those countries where the competition is not yet resumed, FIP wants to send a message of reassurance, the situation is about to finish and we have to be all ready to show to the world that Padel is the sport of the future that became stronger after this year.

The CUPRA FIP TOUR continues with the confirmation of every day more tests in different parts of the world, all tournaments will be updated here.