Dylan Guichard et son partenaire Bastien Blanqué will be on the Bordeaux P2 track tomorrow, on center court. The French, beneficiaries of a wild-card, enter the competition directly into the main draw.

For their debut, they will cross swords with two historic players from the padel : Juan Cruz Belluati et Miguel Lamperti. Before his meeting, Dylan Guichard spoke at the microphone of Padel Magazine on his start to the season, his participation in Bordeaux and the rest of his program!

After six months, a positive result

I'm playing alongside Bastien Blanqué this season and we are involved together in all international tournaments. Since the start of the season, we have been quite happy with our level of play and our understanding on the pitch. Like any team, we experience ups and downs. There, we are returning from a long tour in South America which we started well. Unfortunately, we played twice in three tournaments in the first round against Thomas Leygue. It ended in an all-around but it was a bit hard.

Then we had a good last tournament. We have a good level of play and we have good matches. But it's true that for now, against stronger teams, it doesn't work. We have a lot of high scores...

Generally speaking, I find that our start to the season is very positive. We still have to work to find that little extra that will make things work for us.

“A points race”

We are a bit engaged in a points race. The circuit is still a bit new and we aspire to play every Premier Padel. We have to maintain a fairly high number of points so we are trying to increase our number of points and improve our place in the ranking.

For that, we have to play a lot. This will therefore involve FIP Rise and FIP Star to be able to play the most beautiful tournaments Premier Padel.

We had some good results, like a final at the FIP Rise in Monaco. On the Premier Padel, our results are a bit up and down but it is a circuit where the vast majority of players are stronger than us, which explains the results.

However, we are happy with our progress and we hope that we will have a good summer.

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French team objective?

For my part, I am first on my personal project so playing all these tournaments. It is above all for the good of this project, but also that of the team. The French team is only true for me it was a goal at the start of the season.

The first part was completed because I was present at the extended course and I really hope to make the eight-man roster from now on. This is one of my main goals for this season.

A major match in the first round

We had requested the wildcard so we obviously hoped to have it but we weren't at all sure. I arrived on Monday because I wanted to salute the entire Betclic Bordeaux P2 team for the work they have done. The tournament is incredible and we are in dream conditions. This is why I wanted to particularly thank Jean-Thomas Peyrou et Benjamin Tison for the award of the wildcard.

We will try to honor him as best as possible. We have a big game ahead of us against one of the icons of sport, Miguel Lamperti, and his partner Juan Cruz Belluati. They are two very good players, more than confirmed.

We're going to give it our all, try to have a lot of fun...and why not? bring back a French victory.

A busy sequel

We will continue our season with an equally sustained pace. Already, depending on the result in Bordeaux, we are supposed to play in Rome. We should return on Saturday with Bastien, for qualifying. It's going to be a bit of a race but it's one of the very important stages of the year. We obviously want to do well.

However, the objectives are focused on Bordeaux and then we will move on to the FIP Platinum in Valladolid, then to a FIP Gold in Sardinia it seems to me. And then, I hope for me, the European Championships in Sardinia with the French team!

As a reminder, the meeting of the Blanqué/Guichard pair will be followed on the channel Premier Padel this Wednesday.

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.