The eighth season of the Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Event obtained underway on Wednesday evening with two thrilling duels within the Bronze Class of the NAS Padel Championship on the courts of Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Complicated.
The opening match of the season set the sample as Thomas Benaroya and Hazem Shish had been taken the gap by Omar Ali Ahrari and Saeed Matar Al Jabri earlier than prevailing 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 to e-book their place within the second spherical of the Bronze Class for Males, which is open to Emiratis and UAE residents with C-Degree expertise.
Within the second match of the Bronze Class for Males, Ali Mohammed Ahli and his cousin Hamad Ismail Ahli had been made to work exhausting for his or her 7-5, 6-2 win by Valter Teixeira and Joao Morais.
“It was a troublesome match, however we’re glad to get by means of to the spherical of 16,” stated Benaroya. “After dropping the opening set, we got here again strongly to win the subsequent two and this could give us confidence going ahead. We performed rather well as a pair.
“Powerful matches within the opening spherical are proof of the excessive degree of this competitors, and in addition of the starvation of gamers to compete strongly and do properly within the NAS Padel Championship.”
He added: “We’re grateful to the NAS Sports activities Event’s Organising Committee for scheduling this event regardless of the troublesome state of affairs we’re in due to COVID-19. It’s a fantastic event as all the time, and having this event is a affirmation of UAE’s success in opposition to COVID-19.”
Hamad Ismail Ali was additionally excited to see the Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Event return and stated: “Participation within the Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Event is the largest incentive for us, particularly because it is among the most essential sporting occasions which are held within the Holy Month of Ramadan. The extent of competitors is absolutely excessive as properly and that makes it doubly thrilling for us.”
Within the Golden Class, which is open to Emirati or Expat males with A-Degree and B-Degree expertise, the father-son duo of Matthew McFarlane and Dean McFarlane cruised to a commanding 6-2, 6-0 win over Eric Suarez and David Rodrigo, whereas Emilio Misas and Masson Xavier obtained a walkover in opposition to Maxime Morin and Biel Ballester Relat.
Greater than 700 native and worldwide gamers are participating within the NAS Padel Championship, which is providing a complete prize purse of AED 199,000. 300 and sixty males had registered for the Males’s Bronze Class, and 86 males for the Golden Class, whereas 50 women registered for the Girls’s Bronze Class.
The qualifying event for these three classes, which was held between April 8 and 13, witnessed 206 matches from which 32 pairs every have certified for the Males’s Bronze Class and Golden Class, whereas 16 pairs have made it to the principle draw of the Girls’s Bronze Class.
This 12 months’s NAS Padel Championship additionally options an internationally-ranked Worldwide Pedal Federation (FIP) Stars event and greater than 250 of the world’s high skilled gamers with A-Degree expertise have already registered for the event, which is open till April 16 by means of the official web site of FIP – www.padelfip.com.
The qualifying matches of the FIP Stars event will happen on April 21, and the principle draw will begin from April 22 with the boys’s and ladies’s semis and finals going down on April 24. The semifinals of the Golden Class and last of the Girls’s Bronze class will happen on April 25, and the finals of the Males’s Bronze Class and Golden Class are scheduled for the next day.
Organised by Dubai Sports activities Council, the NAS Sports activities Event has been one of many high sporting points of interest throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013, and the event is again for its eighth season this 12 months with competitors in three completely different sports activities – padel tennis, operating and biking. All three occasions are being organized in compliance with all COVID-19 precautionary measures and protocols, in addition to different tips issued by related authorities.
Dubai Police, Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai, Dubai Municipality and Dubai Company for Ambulance Companies are the strategic companions for this 12 months’s Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Event, whereas Dubai Responsibility Free, Pocari Sweat and TecnoTree have signed up as sponsors for the 8th season of the Event, which is among the largest occasions of its type by way of participation and prize cash.
The NAS Run will happen throughout two nights with the 10km Race scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, and the 5km for Thursday, April 29, whereas the 75km NAS Biking Championships will happen throughout three nights from April 22 to 24.