The Plaza Mayor of Valladolid has today elevated Juan Lebrón and Alejandro Galán in the men's tournament and Gemma Triay and Alejandra Salazar in the women's and became champions of the Valladolid Master Caja Rural de Zamora 2022, a competition that is part of the World Padel Tour, and that today closed a successful week with the awards ceremony, chaired by the mayor of the city, Óscar Puente. The tournament thus fully meets its expectations during the weekend, with more than 4,000 people who packed the stands of the coliseum Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to the political authorities, well-known athletes have been seen in the Valladolid Coliseum, such as the Hernangómez brothers, players from the Basketball Team who came directly from the NBA and great fans of paddle tennis, Ical collects.
Thus, Juan Lebrón and Ale Galán have won 6-4 and 7-6 against the historic Fernando Belasteguín and Valladolid's Arturo Coello, who had the support of the stands. They win their second master of the season in a vibrant match in which none of the finalists lost face to the match. Coello bids farewell to the Valladolid tournament and could not be a prophet in his land.
On the other hand, in the women's draw, the couple formed by Gemma Triay and Alejandra Salazar has prevailed over Paula Josemaría and Ariana Sánchez by an aggregate of 6-3 3-6 and 6-0. The clash was more even than the result of the last set marks and the stands of the Plaza Mayor vibrated with a two-way match that crowned Salazar again, who has stated "being in love" with this tournament and this space , in which she has been proclaimed champion three times. In addition, she has recalled that in 2017 she suffered a serious injury during the final of that edition that forced her to withdraw.
The Valladolid Master Caja Rural de Zamora 2022 started on June 18 at Club Raqueta. It is a competition that generates a significant impact on the city and its surroundings, with an estimate that could be around three million euros direct thanks to the fact that the first hundred male and female players in the ranking come to compete in this tournament.
In addition, it puts Valladolid in the spotlight of major international events with the broadcast of matches from the quarterfinals through the circuit's YouTube channel, which accumulates an average of more than four million views per tournament. This event can be seen like this in more than 100 countries, with what that means for the return in image for the Valladolid brand.
The mayor has remarked that the tournament has established itself as one of the five most important in the world. "The Valladolid City Council could not be more satisfied: success with the public and, as if that were not enough, athletes from Valladolid are among the elite of this sport worldwide", he pointed out, referring to Arturo Coello.