Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum in action during a quarter-final match of the Intermediate category of Padel Championship.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum and Issa Ahmed Al Marzouqi Sharif reached the semi-finals of the Intermediate category of Padel Championship at Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament in Dubai on Friday.
Held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, and organised by the Dubai Sports Council, the NAS Sports Tournament has been one of the top sporting attractions during the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013.
Sheikh Saeed and Sharif defeated Fernando Mendez Fernando and Enrique Gonzalez, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.
Sheikh Saeed and Sharif started well and comfortably won the first set, 6-3. Mendez Fernando and Enrique Gonzalez bounced back in the second, 7-5. Stepping up the game, Sheikh Saeed and Sharif dominated the third from the beginning and advanced to the last four of the competition with an easy 6-2 win in the decider.
Ignacio Ruiz Barroso and Victor Aruiz reached the semi-final after edging past Jonathan Alan Green and Amish Kalan 7-6, 6-4. Farhan Hoda and Marwan Al Qaisi also advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Karl Shafeeq Mechantaf and Michael Maksoudian.
In another quarter-final match, Naser Al Ketbi and Sultan Al Marri brushed aside Sultan Ali Bin Aboud and Oscar Aris Bin Aboud 6-3, 6-1.
Alicia Lopez Arias De Saavedra and Malena De Leon Jackson stormed into the semi-finals of the intermediate women’s category.
They dismantled their rivals, Lisa Blake and Tatyana Kutulaeva, 6-0, 6-0. Vienna Hernandez and Tsedale Mamuye Habte Yimer advanced after a 6-4, 6-7, 10-4 victory over Najla Eisa Eisa and Sara Sawaya.
Fatma Al Balooshi, Alia Alsafi, Guadalupe de San Felix Lupe, and Cristina de Paz advanced as well. The Emperor and Al Jawareh will square off in the final of the volleyball championship.
In the semi-finals, Emperor defeated Fohood Zabeel 3-0 ((25-18, 25-21, 25-19) while Al Jawareh downed Bin Thani 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25- 18).
Emperor’s Sayed Mousavi was adjudged as the best player in the match.
On Sunday, Fohood Zabeel will meet the Bin Thani team in a third-place play-off. The match will start at 9.30pm. The final between the Emperor and Al Jawareh will take place on Monday.
Saeed Hareb and Ibrahim Al Haddad pose for a picture after signing the agreement.
Meanwhile, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai, which has been a strategic partner of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament since its inception, has renewed their sponsorship deal.
They are on board and have joined the roster of sponsors for the ninth edition of the edition. The sponsorship deal was signed at the headquarters of the Dubai Sports Council in the presence of Saeed Hareb, Secretary-General of the Dubai Sports Council and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the session, and Ibrahim Al Haddad, Director of the Commercial and Investment Department at the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai.
“Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament is a unique community initiative which has been spreading the culture of sports and physical activity for many years,” said Haddad.
“We are proud to have the name of RTA associated with this hugely popular tournament, the largest of its kind, and we are looking forward to continuing this partnership in the years to come,” he added.”
Held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and organised by the Dubai Sports Council, the NAS Sports Tournament has been one of the top sporting attractions during the Holy Month of Ramadan since 2013.
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