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Sun Nov 6, 2022, 04:30 AM

Argentina beat Spain in epic padel final, reclaim men's title at DP World Championships

Padel powerhouses Spain and Argentina squared off in a pulsating menís final of the DP World Padel Championships at the jam-packed Dubai Duty Free Teninis Stadium on Saturday night.

Argentina prevailed over rival Spain 2-1 to lift the title, and the epic final that started at 5pm on Saturday and ended at 1am in early hours of Sunday which kept the capacity crowd of 5,000 on the edge of their seats throughout the thriller.

With the victory, Argentina also secured their 11th overall World Championship crown and gained a sweet revenge over Spain, whom they lost to in last yearís final in Doha.

The pair have dominated the sport and are the only two winners of the event since the inaugural edition in 1992.

At: https://gulfnews.com/sport/uae-sport/argentina-beat-spain-in-epic-padel-final-reclaim-mens-title-at-dp-world-championships-1.91775486

Argentina's national padel team celebrate their World Championship crown, their 11th since the championship was first held in 1992.

The squash-like game has become popular in Argentina since the 1980s. Perhaps its most famous enthusiast locally is right-wing former President Mauricio Macri, who came under scrutiny for inviting federal judges to padel matches - just before high-profile rulings against political rivals.

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