After a top-class preliminary round, the following teams made it to the final four of the German Padel Tour 500 Paddle Tournament (Men's Category 1):
- Darek Nowicki and Oli Schwörer
- Fabian Schmidt and Oli Strecker
- Jonas Messerschmidt and Christian Böhnke
- Marvin Eckert and Oliver Strauss
In the final, Darek Nowicki & Oli Schwörer won against Fabian Schmidt & Oli Strecker with 6:3 and 6:4.
In the match for third place, however, it was much tighter.
Jonas Messerschmidt & Christian Böhnke lost the first set 5-7 to Marvin Eckert and Oliver Strauss, but then went one better in the second set and won 6-3.
So the decision had to be made in the third set.
Jonas Messerschmidt & Christian Böhnke then won this one by a very narrow margin of 10:6.
All in all, strong matches from the preliminary round to the final.
And how and where do we go from here?
Quite simple. From 20.06. to 23.06. Germany's biggest paddle tournament will take place in Karlsruhe.
Men and women of all levels can compete in 8 categories.
Here you can find more info on the 2nd Karlsruhe Padel Open.
And here are a few more photos from the weekend: