President of the Belgian federation of Padel, Alexandre Pavy lent himself to the game of a small quirky interview:
Hello president, you will have to answer a series of questions as quickly as possible… You will have to assign to each of your players, a cartoon character Snow White and the Dwarf 7. Let's go :
Who would be Snow White?
Who would be shy?
Who would be happy?
Who would be Sleeper?
Who would be grumpy?
Who would be Simplet?
Who would be Prof?
Since you are not entitled to a Joker and you did not quote Gérald Moretti, I will have to attribute the character of Simplet to him.
I didn't answer that 🙂
I take responsibility, I know him well and he has the character in the skin 😀
He would rather be Prince Charming,. With Lolo (Montoisy) they would form a beautiful couple ..
More seriously now:
Did you expect to see Belgium fly over qualifying in Ghent?
We are delighted with our 1er place. I would not say we flew over that qualification. Many games have been tough and we have won 2 / 1 twice. So let's be satisfied, stay lucid and work!
How do you read the Belgian draw and what are the team's ambitions for this championship?
The pools are not balanced, since some countries were absent from the last 2 World Championships. We are going to play 3 “American” teams, which is very rewarding after having played 4 European Qualifying teams. Paraguay and Mexico are very good teams. Canada has less experience. And we will play the challengers. Our ambition is to enter the Top 10 and gain experience with this new young team.
Thank you President.
As a reminder :
The Padel World Championship will take place from 20 to October 26 in Palma de Mallorca
Belgium inherits the following draw: Paraguay / Mexico / Canada
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.