The best padel in the world keeps growing in Europe, and France continues to take steps to place its stars in the positions of honor in the world ranking. In the Cervezas Victoria Marbella Master 2020, the first test of the 2020 season, three French players achieved results enough to dream of a bright future and to confirm that the French padel is already a reality.
For the first time in history, a 100% French couple managed to access the main draw of a World Padel Tour tournament. Laura Clergue (Castres, 1990) and Lea Godallier (Papeete, 1995) managed the pass after two victories in the qualy and reopened a new page in the history of French players in the best padel in the world. Clergue, a regular in the last three seasons in the final draws, took the player born in French Polynesia to her second consecutive final draw, after also making it to the last instance of the 2019 women's circuit, the Cervezas Victoria Córdoba Open.
The two joined in the final draw in Marbella Alix Collombon (Lyon, 1993), who in December 2018 became the first french player to reach the quarter final dray in theEstrella Levante Murcia Open. Collombon is already at number 30 in the world ranking and in 2020 she will fight to step on the threshold of the semifinals again. The three set another record: that of the most French players in a final draw.
In the men's category of the Cervezas Victoria Marbella Master, Bastien Blanque (Toulouse, 1995) shone in the pre-qualifying phase, chaining three consecutive victories in a very demanding pre-qualy and reaching the qualy round for the first time alongside Javier De Paiz. A promising start to the season for the French legion, which will fight to continue growing in 2020.