The padel obviously appeals to many tennis players who shine quickly thanks to their technical skills: ATP pros are no exception to the rule.
For many retired tennis players, padel is a way of keep in touch with the yellow ball and continue practicing physical activity. Without necessarily dreaming of a second career like Marta Marrero, some are caught up in the game and get into competition a little, like Arnaud Di Pasquale et Arnaud Clement in France, or Olivier Rochus in Belgium.
So, many ATP tennis players are very interested in padel tennis : Gaël Monfils, who had shown great skills in Lyon in 2017, and of course Stan Wawrinka and Benoît Paire who will soon participate in a challenge against Cyril Hanouna… and Monfils.
Abroad, Lleyton Hewitt had confessed to becoming a padel addict, just like the Argentines José Acasuso and David Nalbandian. In Spain there are no longer tennis players who have a very good level in padel, Alex Corretja on your mind. Rafael Nadal is also an amateur and his friend Novak Djokovic it is also tried from time to time.
Recently David Goffin admitted to adoring padel and he do not close the door to the Belgian padel team In the coming years. Andy Murray or even Robin Soderling have invested financially in padel, and it is said that Roger Federer also follows his evolution closely.
In view of all these tennis stars who are approaching the padel, we are led to ask a question: could we see in the coming years a padel tournament reserved for former (and current) world tennis stars ? In any case, the media impact could be enormous for our sport. If this type of initiative took place, which players would you like to see form a pair, and who do you think would be the best?