Marta Marrero begins her expansion plan under the new brand Aurial Pade

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The tournament was presented this Tuesday in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento with the presence of the Valencian participants, the brothers Rico, Josete and Javi, and the Valencian player Tamara Icardo together with the Sports Deputy of the Valencia Provincial Council, Andres Campos, and the Sports Delegate of the Valencia City Council, Pilar Bernabé. 

Pilar Bernabé explained that due to the current health crisis caused by COVID-19 “the competition will be held behind closed doors, but we will guarantee all the health and prevention protocols so that the players can play in the best conditions.” 

Marta Marrero starts her expansion plan under the new brand Aurial Padel

Bernabé has celebrated that “another year Valencia will be the epicenter of world paddle tennis” and regarding the exceptionality of hosting the World Padel Tour Valencia 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, he has insisted that “it is a special year, we have special circumstances, for We are going to do this behind closed doors ”. 

The World Padel Tour Valencia 2020 makes up the fifth round of the World Padel Tour 2020 circuit and follows in the wake of those already held in Madrid, Marbella, Sardinia and Menorca. 

Lebrón and Galán against Chingotto and Tello in the final in Madrid

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Although the competition will be held behind closed doors without the public, it can be followed live through the official channel of the World Padel Tour as well as the matches on Saturday and Sunday on Gol Televisión. 

After playing the eight round of 16 matches of the Estrella Damm València Open, the surprises were conspicuous by their absence, although there were occasional scares. All the favorites are still in contention and this Friday they will play the quarterfinals.


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The first to be released were the finalists of the Adeslas Open, Marta Ortega and Bea González after beating Nicole Traviesa and Alix Collombon by 7-5 and 6-2. Despite the fact that the duel started very evenly, after the first set Martita and Bea were superior and cleared up doubts about the debut by qualifying for the quarterfinals.

The same happened to the Sánchez Alayeto, Mapi and Majo sisters. They found themselves in front of Carla Mesa and Celeste Paz, a very fighting couple who took advantage of the errors and inaccuracies of the Aragonese to try to win the match, but in the end they succumbed 7-6 (10) and 6-2. Mapi and Majo had a bad drink in the first round when they saw that they did not develop their game and the failures followed one after another giving wings to their rivals, but the ‘Atomikas’ twins were not willing to say goodbye to the tournament at the first change and after achieving a hurried first set in the tie break they regained their level in the second to win the duel.

No problems for the first two seeds

More solvent were Alejandra Salazar and Ariana Sánchez, who beat Carmen Goenaga and Bea Caldera by a resounding 6-1 and 6-2, showing that they continue with the same ambition as in Madrid. Nor did Patty Llaguno and Eli Amatriaín have any problems to qualify for the quarterfinals after defeating Ángela Caro and Nuria Rodríguez 6-4 and 6-0.

The second-seeded couple, Marta Marrero and Paula Josemaría also won without too much difficulty in their debut at the Estrella Damm Open. They took to the track to seek victory without a doubt and beat Lucía Martínez and Anna Fernández de Ossó by a double 6-3. The rival pair in the quarterfinals will be Lucía Sainz and Gemma Triay who beat Teresa Navarro and Aranza Osoro also with doubts in the first set but ended up qualifying with much superiority by 7-6 (4) and 6-1.

Fernando Belasteguín presents ‘BELA’, the new Wilson paddle collection

The World Padel Tour arrives in Valencia

Marta Marrero starts her expansion plan under the new brand Aurial Padel

Alba Galán and Victoria Iglesias and Marta Talaván and Lorena Rufo will complete the quarterfinals in Valencia after winning their respective duels against Cata Tenorio and Julieta Bidahorria (7-5 ​​and 6-3) and Bárbara Las Heras and Isabel Domínguez (3-6 , 6-4 and 6-3.

Favorites do not fail. Ale Galán and Juan Lebrón debuted at the Open de València fifth round of the World Padel Tour 2020, with a quiet victory against the couple formed by Iván Ramírez and Arturo Coello (6-0, 6-3). Good start in search of what would be their fifth final of the year, in which they have added four victories, yielding only in the Marbella Master to their great rivals in Fonteta, Pablo Lima and Paquito Navarro.

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The Sevillian and the Brazilian did not fail in their duel, the last of the afternoon, against Ramiro Moyano and Luciano Capra by 2-6 and 5-7.

All the seeds go ahead in Valencia

Lucas Bergamini and Miguel Lamperti were also planted in the quarters after Jerónimo González and Adrián Allemandi prevailed (6-3, 6-3). The pass to the semifinals will be played against the couple formed by Franco Stupaczuk and Sanyo Gutiérrez who left Álvaro Cepero and Pablo Lijo (1-6, 6-7) by the wayside.

Those who do not move on are the debuting couple Maxi Grabiel and Cristian Gutiérrez, eliminated by Denis Tomas and Jorge Ruiz Gutiérrez (6-2, 6-3). The great joy of the day was given by the local Javi Rico, who is paired with Coki Nieto by winning against the Argentines Maxi Sánchez and Mati Díaz by 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Female painting

The World Padel Tour arrives in Valencia

Fernando Belasteguín presents ‘BELA’, the new Wilson paddle collection

There were also no setbacks in the women’s competition where all the seeds came into play. None failed in their commitments and all will be in the quarterfinals. Marta Ortega and Bea González beat Nicole Traviesa and Alix Collombon (7-5, 6-2). For their part, the Sánchez Alayeto twins, who debuted as seed this season, suffered in their start against Carla Mesa and Celeste Paz although they knew how to overcome to sign the victory (6-7 (10), 3-6). His next rivals will be Marta Talaván and Lorena Rufo.

Since his serious skiing accident in January 2013, little is known of the state of Michael Schumacher. Hence, every news that is known about your case has a huge impact. This Monday, the news of the entry of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion into a hospital in Paris caused a great media stir and all kinds of rumors regarding the deterioration of his health. But the newspaper ‘Le Parisien’ exclusively revealed that the ‘Kaiser’ remains in the intensive surveillance unit of the cardiovascular surgery department of the Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou to undergo regenerative treatment based on stem cells.


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Surgeon Philippe Menasche, professor of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and a pioneer in the use of stem cells in cardiac pathologies, works with Schumacher, 50, on an experimental treatment that involves transfusions of stem cells throughout his body to achieve a systemic anti-inflammatory action that also improves brain functions. The sessions are scheduled to take place throughout this Tuesday and the German pilot can leave the center tomorrow Wednesday. 

This is not the first time that Schumacher has visited this Parisian hospital: in the spring he was on two other occasions. He was secretly transferred from his home in Switzerland to a heliport near the Paris hospital, where he arrived by ambulance and covered by a blue tarp. Apparently, in July a medical problem forced the postponement of the third treatment session, which has now been resumed.

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Michael Schumacher, transferred to a Paris hospital

The last official notification from the family regarding Schumacher’s condition dates from January of this year, when they issued the following statement: "You can be sure that Michael is in the best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him. We ask that you understand that we follow Michael’s wishes and that you understand that we keep an element as sensitive as health private".

 Former German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher was transferred to the Georges Pompidou hospital in Paris on Monday for consultation with a doctor who specializes in heart failure, six years after the serious skiing accident he suffered.


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As reported this Monday by the French newspaper "Le Parisien"Schumacher, 50, arrived in an ambulance at around 3:40 p.m. local time (1:40 p.m. GMT) at the Parisian hospital together with the surgeon specializing in coronary surgery Philippe Menasché.

The ex-pilot will undergo a regenerative treatment with stem cells to obtain an anti-inflammatory effect throughout the body, which should begin on Tuesday, and the next day Schumacher could leave the hospital, according to "Le Parisien".

The newspaper adds that Schumacher already passed by Georges Pompidou twice last spring, and that both times he arrived by helicopter.

According "Le Parisien", the ex-pilot was expected in July but a health problem delayed treatment until this week, after Professor Menasché’s vacation. 

Max Verstappen starred in the typical free practice session that excites all fans and that must be confirmed when push comes to shove. The Red Bull driver scratched two tenths off Hamilton to take the fastest time of the final practice session in Bahrain. Despite a small stability problem in his DRS, Max scored a 1.28: 355 that puts the Mercedes on alert.