At the Roland-Garros Stadium, world numbers 1 Alejandro Galán and Juan Lebrón won the first edition of the Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major, which took place from July 10 to 17. This event, which this week brought together the best players in the world, met with sporting and popular success.
No. 1 seeds Alejandro Galán et Juan Lebrón have confirmed their status as favourites. The Spanish pair nevertheless had to fight three sets (6-3 4-6 6-4) to win ahead of the Argentines Federico Chingotto et Juan Tello, seeded No. 4.
56 teams took part in the final table of the Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major for a total of 55 matches played (end table).
This first edition of Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major proved to be a sporting but also popular success. 25 000 spectators came this week to attend the Stade Roland-Garros at the biggest tournament in padel never organized in France. They were able to discover this spectacular discipline in a convivial and festive atmosphere, as well as the Roland-Garros stadium in a unique configuration. On this occasion, six tracks of padel had been set up on the Philippe-Chatrier courts, n°2, n°3, n°4, n°5 and n°6.
This event was also able to benefit froma nice tv show. From the round of XNUMX, the Canal + group broadcast all the matches on its channels.
Gilles Moretton, president of the FFT, declared " The French Tennis Federation organized this first Major on the courts of the Roland-Garros stadium, offering the best players in the world exceptional playing conditions. We could not better promote this booming sport, for which there is a very strong demand from practitioners in France, in clubs and around the world. We are proud to have been pioneers. This event is a great locomotive to advance the practice in France, which adds to all that we have put in place at the mission padel. This first edition of an extremely spectacular sport, physical and technical, has allowed a real spotlight and makes you want to play.
Arnaud Di Pasquale, Director of Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major, said : " On the occasion of this first edition of the tournament, our objective was to make people discover the padel but also the Stade Roland-Garros in another aspect. I think the bet is perfectly successful. The spectators who came to Porte d'Auteuil this week were indeed delighted with their experience. The latter were able to see the best players in the world evolve and realize the spectacular nature of the discipline. This event was an exceptional showcase for the padel. I am already giving an appointment to the public next year for the second edition of the Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major. "
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.