”Fernando Belasteguin is the Padel Federer” we read on the canvas. And like Roger, Bela could have his own padel brand inside Wilson: “FB"
We have never seen so much movement to discover the future equipment manufacturer of former world number one Fernando Belasteguin. The Argentinian should join Roger Federer at Wilson.
We will try to tell you behind the scenes of this partnership.
At the end of November 2019, Fernando Belasteguin met in Latin America for the stages of the World Padel Tour in Sao Paulo and Mexico City.
In early December, we see it in the United States. Observers say he was heading for Chicago, USA. Looking back, we realize that Chicago is the seat of Wilson Sporting Goods, the American sports equipment supplier. Note that Wilson belongs to the Finnish group Amer Sports.
It would be in December before the Master of the World Padel Tour in Barlceone that Wilson and Belasteguin would have officially validated their partnership.
In this partnership, beyond the amount of which Emilio Forcher tells us about Side Spin and the 1,8 million euros over 10 years, it would seem that Wilson has accepted the establishment of a new brand dedicated solely to Bela to the interior of equipment supplier Wilson. It would not be a range, but a brand which would include textiles, snowshoeing, shoes under the label “FB".
A strategy that would approach that of Roger Federer's “RF” with Nike.
A lot of if ... But the puzzle is gradually being put in place and we are still waiting for the formalization of this partnership between Bela and Wilson.
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.