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Posted: 12 December 2016

Stage set for WPT finale in Madrid

The stage has been set for the Estrella Damm Master Final – the very last competition on the World Padel Tour (WPT) for the year from December 14-18.

The Master Final is a special tournament with an even better format of play that will see a finale between some of the best players in the world of padel at the IFEMA padel courts in Madrid.

The traditional season finale will bring together eight of the best men’s pairs along with six of the best women’s pairing to decide the champion of champions in both categories. Both competitions will witness a total of 24 matches and at the end of it all, there will be just one champion pairing in the men’s and women’s sections.

The WPT will first define the pairings after which the draws will be conducted with the men getting divided into two groups of four pairs each, while the women’s side will have three pairs apiece in each group. The interesting thing to note is that none of the points won earlier during the season are counted during the draw.

During the five-day tournament, each of the pairs will play against the others in the groups with the best two advancing to the semi-finals. The first from Group A will play against the second from Group B, while the first from Group B will face the second from Group A.

Each win will be rewarded with three points and a loss with just one point during the preliminary stages. An unjustified withdrawal will result in no points being awarded. If a pair retires after the match has started, they will forfeit the encounter with a 6-0, 6-0 result in favour of their opponents. Any pairing that retires in the group stages will be placed at the bottom of the group even if they have already qualified.

In case there are three pairings tied with three wins each, then there will be a separate set of rules governing the advancement of the best two into the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, there has been a phenomenal demand for tickets for the traditional season ending competition as the world of padel awaits to see the best of the best players.

Reference : World Padel Tour

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