To follow up on some comments which asked us to clarify the opinion of the post concerning the controversy of “beginners” players that could be found on a Major... we will try to clarify our thoughts and respond to you.

Compare a P2000 with a Major?

It seems to me that in this post we are not talking about the same category. There are the P2000 and the Major. Comparing them seems a bit... space (sorry for the word, we can't find any others at the moment)?

Furthermore, whether it is Cyril Hanouna, Manu Vives or others, they have no or no more invitations… And admitting that there are some, we are generally talking about P2000 / P1000 or possibly the FIP Tour.

Why then absolutely want to come back to the TPM columnist on a theme that does not concern him?

In France, WCs will be allocated to French people during their Major. And these players know how to play, especially since last year, there were some great adventures.

Manu Vives did not have a WC in this event. So even if he got... okay, a nice spanking... it was in qualifying and he didn't get a gift (to say the least).

And Manu Vives knows how to play, knows the rules and is very invested in his professional project…

WCs with some minimum requirements?

Finally, as it says in the article, we are not against WCs. On the contrary, if it can help to propel players at a given moment... But, could the WC have minimum required criteria such as knowledge of the tactics of the padel, a minimum ranking at the FIP?

Although yes, doing a FIP tournament in Asia is not the same as doing a FIP tournament in Spain, we agree…

But this would make it possible to avoid seeing “beginners” in the literal sense of the term in the qualifications… worse, even in a main draw, and even worse, even in one of the 4 majors, supposed to be the biggest tournaments in the world. world…

And we say it because France took advantage of this directly by being indirectly awarded a WC for the second round of the main draw of a Major. Hence this paper now to avoid being accused of chauvinism (which we certainly are a little) when we perhaps return to this theme one day.

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.