Men's qualifying concludes to complete Human French Padel Open 2022 main draw

Men's qualifying concludes to complete Human French Padel Open 2022 main draw

The men's main draw for the inaugural Human French Padel Open 2022 is complete as qualifying for the tournament concluded on Tuesday.

Four pairs are joining the 24 who are already qualified, with the top four seeds automatically going through to the round of 16.

Here is what happened in all four men's qualifying finals!

Barahona/Esbri vs Alba/Alonso

First to grant themselves passage to the main draw were Javi Barahona and Juanlu Esbri, who played the final against Sergio Alba and Edu Alonso.

Barahona and Esbri were in charge in the first set from the off, getting their break's advantage and holding on to it to win 6-3.

Continuing in the same line, Alba and Alonso provided more resistance in the second set. Drawn at 5-5, Barahona and Esbri got the deciding breakthrough and won 7-5.

Waiting for them in the round of 32 are Álvaro Cepero and Pablo Lijó on Wednesday.

Méndez/Oria vs Sánchez/Valdés

Rafa Méndez and Salva Oria have been regulars in the main draw, and they faced Javier Valdés and Joseda Sánchez in the Toulouse final for another ticket.

In a three-set affair, Méndez and Oria dominated the opening set 6-2, breaking several times against their opposition.

Valdés and Sánchez managed to scratch and claw their way back into the match, winning the second set after going all the way to a tie-break: 6-7.

Méndez and Oria managed to regain control in the third and final set, however, and again smashed their way through 6-1.

Up next in the round of 32; Juan Cruz Belluati and Ramiro Moyano.

Cardona/Benítez vs Martínez/Del Castillo

Court 3 next witnessed Pablo Cardona and Miguel Benítez in action against Javi Martínez and Mario Del Castillo.

Cardona and Benítez were strong from the start, and got the first set to show for their efforts as they won 6-3.

In the second set, despite Martínez and Del Castillo's best efforts, it was again Cardona and Benítez who took the lead. They won it 6-4, winning the match, and they face Juan Martín Díaz and Alejandro Arroyo in the round of 32.

Bueno/Quílez vs García/Marcos

Finally, Toni Bueno and Marc Quílez looked to make another main draw as they played Javi García and Raúl Marcos in the fourth and final match.

It was García and Marcos who dominated the first set, winning 1-6, but were countered in the second by the solid Bueno and Quílez.

The Spaniards broke at 5-5 to make it a match, eventually taking the set 7-5.

In a gruelling final set, Quílez and Bueno completed the comeback after the tiebreak, winning 1-67-57-6.

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