Padel will debut a new competition format this summer of 2021 in Swedish lands, a country where the sport is growing by leaps and bounds. Following the successful format that the world tennis star Roger Federer, together with his team of collaborators in Team8, have achieved from the captivating «Laver Cup», from July 29 to August 1 this confrontation will be held between the paddle players of both continents in Bastad, a Swedish town that has already hosted several World Padel Tour tournaments.
They will be matches to the best of three sets. The teams would be made up as follows: America, led by Gustavo Maquirriaín, will have the Argentines Fernando Belasteguín, Sanyo Gutiérrez, Agustín Tapia, Fede Chingotto, Martín Di Nenno, Maxi Sánchez and Miguel Lamperti, the Brazilian Pablo Lima, the Uruguayan Diego Ramos and the Chilean Juan Valdés.
In the European team, which will be directed by Ramiro Choya, will be the Spaniards Alejandro Galán, Paquito Navarro, Juan Martín Díaz, Arturo Coello, Javi Ruiz, Uri Botello and Miguel Yanguas, the Swedes Simón Vasquez and Daniel Windahl and the French Bastien Blanqué.
The Padel, present in the European Games of 2023
Paddle tennis is one of the sports that continues to grow the most on the planet. The latest demonstration of its expansion is its presence in the 2023 European Games, as announced yesterday by the International Paddle Federation.
«The European Olympic Committee after knowing more about the FIP, taking an interest in its events, seeing first-hand the European Padel Championship in November 2019 in Rome, they have been surprised by the health of the competitions and the serious and professional growth that our member federations have been working for years to develop the sport, «explains Luigi Carraro, president of the IFJ, in the statement.
Paddle tennis is the fifteenth sport that will be in the Krakow-Maopolska Games, joining 3 × 3 basketball, archery, badminton, beach handball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, karate, modern pentathlon, muaythai, shooting, sport climbing, taekwondo and triathlon. . More sports are scheduled to be announced in the coming weeks.