Padel Magazine - Fernando Belasteguin, world number padel with his partner Juan Martin Diaz allows us to know a little more about him ...
Padel Magazine : Bela, you are the world's leading padel player, but that has not always been the case. Can you explain to us how you went to the padel?
Fernando Belasteguin: It all started in 1990 in Argentina, I was a football player in an interesting category, and the football club in which I was built padel courts. Things went pretty fast then since 5 years later I started in the professional padel world. For the little anecdote, it is the father of Matias Dias (paddle professional) who discovered me.
Padel Magazine : It's Matias dias who must be happy now ... In France, the padel is growing more and more, but they come mostly from tennis, do you think it's a good thing?
Fernando Belasteguin: I come from football, and the players who arrive in the padel world are padel specialists. But yes there is room for everyone. To become professional padel, there is no secret, work enormously ..
Padel Magazine : The year did not end so well with of course the loss of your invincibility is the injury? Could she play a role for the 2014 year?
Fernando Belasteguin: This injury is at the ankle, it is not new and I have been dragging it for a while now. I missed a few weeks of rest and the holidays will erase this injury to start the new season again. I should be well. As we have seen, if we are not at 100% there, the competition is there. We hope to have a great 2014 season without injury.
Padel Magazine : We know each other for a few years thanks to the Pyramids club, did it allow you to play more in France and possibly know some players?
Fernando Belasteguin: Yes indeed, there were the Pyramids, but unfortunately I have not been new solicited. Too bad. Your magazine shows that there is interest in France regarding the padel and that's very good. We have tournaments in Portugal and Argentina, France can be a next step in the years to come.
Padel Magazine : A message to send to readers of Padel Magazine ?
Fernando Belasteguin: It is a sport that is for everyone with a lot of fun, so feel free to test and you will understand.
Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine
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.