The Dublin International Padel Open was held from 4 to 6 May in the magnificent facilities of the “Bushy Park Padel and Tennis Club” located in city of Dublin. The tournament was a part of the European Padel Circuit called “International Padel Experience by Madison” and also was recognized by the “Padel Federation of Ireland”. Players from different parts of Spain and also players from Argentina, England, Scotland, Italy, Portugal and of course some local players entered the main draw.
Eduardo Espona and Jerónimo Cañas from Granada were considered as one of the candidate for the title and they fulfilled the expectations. After winning 5 games in the main draw they proceeded to the grand final against another great Spanish couple – Javier Cabrera from Sevilla and Enrique Molina from Ciudad Real. The „Granaderos“ won the title with a forceful 6/1 and 6/1, however the results does not reflect the equal level of the game. Cañas says: “We are very happy to win another international title and to see how the padel is growing all over the world”.
In addition to their great week in the competition, Cañas and Espona were offered by the Club to give a “Master Class” and “Clinics” of padel during another 3 days after the competition. Espona says: “Now it’s time to take a rest, and prepare well for our next International Tournament, which will be the FIP 500 held in Rome. This tournament is one of the International Padel Federation circuit that will be held at the Foro Italico from May 17 to 20”.
Currently Jeronimo is ranked 105thin the world ranking and Eduardo is ranked 181st, their goal is to finish the year within the 100 best players in the world.