It seems to me that I have already heard this phrase come out of the mouth of one of our former Presidents of the Republic and… nothing (or almost nothing) happened!

Agree or disagree on recent events concerning the buyout of the World Padel Tour by Premier Padel, the most important for the players, the public and the padel in general, it is that this sport becomes essential throughout the world (no no I don't like the padel)!

Come on Aficionados, head to Riyadh for the first stage of the circuit Premier Padel in 2024!

New season, lots of rumors, lots of changes and I can tell you that we were not disappointed by this week in Saudi Arabia even if we felt that for many, it was a return to action!

As usual, “Coach Zorrus” offers us his analysis of the tournament.

The point of the tournament

We're going to start this season » by the gentlemen. So yes there were some crazy points as usual but as this is a relatively rare case, I will attribute it to Thomas Leygue for this “little” counter in the back !

The red card

Ah, a little new thing this year! Well the first to shine on the dark side of padel, it’s… Miguel Yanguas! Well yes Mike, you are not tired of constantly contesting points. He even managed to annoy us “Super Raton, that’s to tell you”! Come on Mike, we pull ourselves together for Doha !


There will be no personalization this time because it was a massacre: Augsburger/Libaak, Paquito/Sanyo, Bela/Capra, Tello/Ruiz, Chingotto/Gonzalez and so on… And among the girls too 'elsewhere: ladies, we'll have to do it too!

Paquito Sanyo smile Premier Padel Riyadh P1 2024 defeat

Come on guys, you're going to have to pull yourself together quickly because there are some who have already put the machine into forced operation!

Misstep, poor preparation, new pair. It seems to me that I have already heard these explanations in the previous few years… but still!


  1. Oria / Sager and Huete / Garcia: coup or a hope of seeing them regularly at this level?
  2. Rico / Esbri and Arroyo / Alonso too: flash in the pan or long-term contract?
  3. And of course the magic trio: Lebron/Galan, Tapia/Coello and Stupa/Di Nenno

The finals movie

Among the ladies, we awaited the confrontation between the two best pairs of the season 2023 and it took place in the final. Except that it was a tasteless and tasteless final that we were able to witness with a lone rider from the Ari Sanchez / Paula Josemaria pair! Bea Gonzalez and Delfi Brea were unable to do anything against the world number 1s.

Among the men, on the other hand, we had our final with twists and turns as often with these four players. Certainly the playing conditions did not necessarily make it possible to practice a padel the most spectacular with endless points but it was a final as we like it: long and with twists and turns. No fuss from our friend Lebron (will that change in 2024?) and a Tapia a little behind compared to his friend Coello. As for Galan, he still appears to be the ideal son-in-law!

See you in Doha for the revenge?

Laurent Imbert

Laurent Imbert, alias Coach Zorrus, is a true French legend of the Padel. From its beginnings in the 90s, it has known everything about the evolution of Padel in France and around the world! A true connoisseur, known and recognized by his peers in France and abroad, he will share his expertise with us at each stage of Premier Padel !