The VIP area of ​​the Chapiteau de Fontvieille hosted the official presentation of the second edition of Monte-Carlo Padel Master, étape du circuit international World Padel Tour. Le Trophée Fabrice Pastor, dessiné par Cartier a présidé la cérémonie dirigée par le PDG de Monte-Carlo International Sports (MCIS), Fabrice Pastor.

After welcoming the players, Pastor emphasized the importance of this second edition, which counts with a women's tournament and with a unique Trophy, "an honor that Cartier wanted to link its mark to this discipline and to my name."

Fabrice Pastor also highlighted the work done by the Monte-Carlo International Sports team (MCIS), led by Nito Brea and Gaby Reca, for padel development around the world.

The presence of the best padel players in the world for the second consecutive year in Monaco has attracted great interest in the local media. "This is a booming sport, explained Fabrice Pastor," indeed this year several clubs have been inaugurated and more 200 paddle tracks have settled in France. "

Nito Brea: the women's tournament, a challenge

Tournament Director Nito Brea explained that organizing this tournament was a real challenge as the 120's best players in the world meet up in a week. He feels very proud to be the manager of one of the most important tournaments of the season and very happy to be able to enjoy the best padel of the world in Monaco.

Le directeur international du World Padel Tour, Hernán Auguste, a dit que “c´est sans doute le plus prestigieux tournoi international” et a souligné le travail accompli par Monte-Carlo International Sports pour “promouvoir l’expansion du padel le monde et le sponsoring de jeunes joueurs.”
Moreover, several of the players sponsored by Monte-Carlo International Sports attended the presentation: Gaby Reca, Juan Lebron, Franco Stupaczuk, Silvana Campus and Delfina Brea, as well as Federico Chingotto and Juan Tello, winners of the Fabrice Pastor Cup in Argentina, who came to Europe sponsored by MCIS.

Gaby Reca: the players, protagonists of the tournament
A la fin de la présentation, Hernán Auguste a surpris son ancien coéquipier, Gaby Reca, en lui demandant que representait le Master de Monaco et le Trophée Fabrice Pastor pour lui. Reca a répondu qu´un tournoi comme le Monte-Carlo Padel Master était impensable pour une discipline comme le padel il y a quelques années et il a remercié Fabrice Pastor pour son travail et l´attention qu´il prête aux joueurs. Il a recommandé à tous les joueurs de profiter de cette expérience unique.
Juste après le tirage au sort de la finale des qualifications féminines, toute l’attention s´est centrée sur la piste, où les derniers matchs des qualifications masculines ont commencé, pour déterminer les quatre couples qui vont se qualifier pour le tableau principal du Monte-Carlo Padel Master.

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.