Cyril Hanouna talks about his beginnings at padel with Johan Bergeron, his love of competition and sends a little message to HEAD...

Bergeron / Hanouna at Head Padel Open...

Johan Bergeron: We don't even know how we got there. We played together 3 years ago in Mougin. Cyril had just started.

Cyril Hanouna: It was my first tournament padel.

JB: So for the final stages of the Head Padel Open, I was offered to play with Cyril and I don't know who worked behind it to make it happen. And then things happened quite naturally.

CH: And since then, we haven't left each other. We've been together all the time for 8 days. We sleep together, we eat together… I'm taken from Johan.

The sting of padel

JB: You have to know that he is really pissed off padel. We had a conversation in the car that blew my mind. He was telling me about the guys in the French top 20.

CH: I know the rankings of padel French by heart. For 3 years, I have been stung, I am thoroughly. I don't stop, because there is a lot of room for improvement.

“A great competitor”

JB: I think he's a great competitor. No matter what he does for a living, when he's on the field of padel, he wants to win. I think he'd rather play badly and win than play well and lose.

CH: Yes that's for sure. After playing badly… anyway, I always play badly whether I lose or win. (laugh). But here I feel that we are going to play badly, but that we are going to win.

JB: As long as we win, it's good!

CH: We come for the result, but also for the atmosphere. I find all the friends of the padel, it's funny, it does not take the head. It's all I love. I'm waiting for the racket in my name at Head. (laughs)

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.