Dubai: Group ‘Uncle Saeed’, comprising Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum and Abdulrazak Ahmed, clinched the bronze at Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Event Padel Championship after an exhilarating three-set win whereas Javier Lopez Garcia and Alexander Farquharson clinched the gold.
Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum and Ahmed fought again after shedding the opening set to down Humaid Ghanem Al Hajeri and Farhan Hudda 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 within the last on Monday night time at Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Advanced. Garcia and Farquharson, alternatively, had few issues as they brushed apart Martin Noschese and Guillermo Villafane 6-2, 6-3 for the winner’s cheque of AED 30,000.
The runners-up within the gold class will take residence AED 24,000, whereas the bronze class champion and runners-up will obtain Dh 20,000 and Dh 15,000 respectively.
After his win, Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum conceded he was a bit tense going into the ultimate, “as a result of the technical degree of the matches this 12 months has been actually excessive”.
“However we succeeded in breaking by means of that barrier and play at a degree that paved the best way for us to win the title,” he added. “I thank all of the gamers who participated within the event and for the robust ranges they offered. This event is affirmation of padel’s growth and progress within the UAE.”
Javier Lopez Garcia, in the meantime, was delighted his onerous work forward of the event had paid off. “I’m very pleased to win the title right here in NAS,” he stated. “I had ready very onerous for this event, coaching for a lot of months. The event was actually good and I’m very pleased as a result of lots of people are getting concerned in padel, which is excellent for the expansion of the game.
“I’m trying ahead to taking part in extra tournaments like this one. Hopefully with this pandemic state of affairs, all the things will get higher.
“The following for me is gonna be worldwide [tournaments]. I’ll signify NAS in these tournaments and I’ll attempt to do my finest in all of them.”
Earlier within the ladies’s bronze class last on Sunday night time, Josipa Bek and Selma Babic had rallied from a set right down to beat Karina Simeonova Lozova and Alessa Belbes 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 for the title.
Al Meydan Highway and Muscat Road will likely be partially closed on Wednesday and Thursday nights, from 10pm to midnight, for the 10km and 5 km NAS Runs.
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 eighth season of the event.