(MENAFN – Emirates News Agency (WAM))
DUBAI, fifteenth April, 2021 (WAM) — 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 space 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-Stage expertise.
“It was a tricky match, however we’re glad to get by way of to the spherical of 16,” Benaroya stated. “After shedding the opening set, we got here again strongly to win the subsequent two and this could give us confidence going ahead. We performed very well as a pair.
“Robust matches within the opening spherical are proof of the excessive degree of this competitors, and likewise 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 match regardless of the troublesome scenario we’re in due to COVID-19. It’s a fantastic match as all the time, and having this match is a affirmation of UAE’s success towards COVID-19.”
Within the second match of the Bronze Class for Males, Ali Mohammed Ahli and his cousin Hamad Ismail Ahli had been made to work laborious for his or her 7-5, 6-2 win by Valter Teixeira and Joao Morais.
Hamad Ismail Ali was additionally excited to see the match return and stated, “Participation within the match is the most important incentive for us, particularly because it is likely one of the most necessary sporting occasions held within the Holy Month of Ramadan. The extent of competitors is de facto excessive as properly and that makes it doubly thrilling for us.”
Within the Golden Class, which is open to Emirati or expatriate males with A-Stage and B-Stage 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 towards 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 AED199,000. Some 360 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 rounds for these three classes, which was held between eighth and thirteenth April, witnessed 206 matches from which 32 pairs every certified for the Males’s Bronze Class and Golden Class, whereas 16 pairs made it to the primary draw of the Girls’s Bronze class.
This 12 months’s championship additionally options an internationally-ranked Worldwide Pedal Federation (FIP) Stars match and greater than 250 of the world’s high skilled gamers with A-Stage expertise have already registered for the match, which is open till sixteenth April, 2021, by way of the official web site of FIP.
The qualifying matches of the FIP Stars match will happen on twenty first April, and the primary draw will begin from twenty second April, with the lads’s and girls’s semis and finals happening on twenty fourth April. The semi-finals of the Golden Class and closing of the Girls’s Bronze class will happen on twenty fifth April, 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 sights through the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013, and the match 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 organised in compliance with all COVID-19 precautionary measures and protocols, in addition to different pointers issued by related authorities.
Dubai Police, Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai, Dubai Municipality and Dubai Company for Ambulance Providers are the strategic companions this 12 months, whereas Dubai Responsibility Free, Pocari Sweat and TecnoTree have signed up as sponsors for the eighth season of the match, which is likely one of the greatest occasions of its sort by way of participation and prize cash.
The NAS Run will happen throughout two nights with the 10km Race scheduled for Wednesday, twenty eighth April, and the 5km for Thursday, twenty ninth April, whereas the 75km NAS Biking Championships will happen throughout three nights from twenty second to twenty fourth April.
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