At the FIP Promotion in Doha it is the semifinals-day. The Saadon family lost two of three brothers, but one – Mohamed, the highest seeded and ranked – is still running. Paired with Abdulla Alhiji, he defeated the Tunisians Megdiche and El Aroui (6-4 6-3). The Spanish pair formed by Xavi Rodriguez Vila and Pablo Tejero denied Mohamed, the television face of BeIn Sports with 833,000 followers on Instagram, the derby with his brother Abdulaziz, who divides his time between the padel court and rally competitions.
Rodriguez Vila and Tejero Delgado are the only Spaniards left in the top eight players of the tournament: in the bottom half of the draw, however, there will be a French derby. Manuel Vives and Julien Seurin will face Dorian De Meyer and Thomas Vanbauce. Vives and Seurin defeated (6-2 6-3) the pair formed by the Spanish Mario Lozano and the third of the Saadon brothers, Khalid: a “padel addicted” family, who contributed to the development of padel in Qatar. At 17 (local time) the best-8 will be back on court: there’s a final to reach.