Arnaud Clement et Arnaud Di Pasquale are the champions from France +45 years... A coronation which is almost not surprising, when we know the track record of these two players in the world of tennis... but also of padel !

Small retrospective on the new French champions over 45 from 2024.

The crazy career of Arnaud Di Pasquale

Arnaud Di Pasquale made an impression in tennis, reaching his best ranking in 2000 with a 39th place in the world. “Dip” is also – and above all – a bronze medal at the Sydney Olympic Games, still in 2000, notably beating a certain Roger Federer.

En 2007, he retired and here he was, almost ten years later, on the slopes of padel. It was assimilated to the 40th place in France and today he is at the 150e, always assimilated.

Today, Arnaud Di Pasquale is, in particular, the Director of Greenweez Paris Major Premier Padel, who is planned this year September 28 to October 6.

In short, after a career as a high-level tennis player, Di Pasquale became one of the pillars for the padel in France !

Arnaud di pasquale 2023

Arnaud Clément, from tennis to padel

Arnaud Clement is also a veteran of tennis who, for his part, reached the 10th place in the ATP rankings, in 2001. Obviously, he rubbed shoulders for several years on the circuit with the man who became his partner in padel in France.

He started on padel 6-7 years ago, even before the post-Covid development of padel in France, with Arnaud Di Pasquale and “a group of friends”. Just like Di Pasquale, he found himself assimilated into the rankings padel, to a certain 50th place.

Arnaud Clément held a position as vice-president of the FFT but ultimately resigned to avoid possible conflicts of interest.

Today, we find the former tennis champion on the slopes of padel. Before presenting himself at the French +45 championships, he had also participated in the 2024 interregionals !

Arnaud Clément smash Philippe Chatrier Roland 2022

Now champions of France +45, Arnaud Di Pasquale and Arnaud Clément can easily apply for selection in the French Team +45. Besides, Arnaud Clément declared "If the opportunity presents itself and if we are selected, we will do it with pleasure I think."

Stay tuned…

Gwenaelle Souyri

It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.