World Padel Championship prize pool reaches €500,000

Padel, the fastest-growing racquet sport on the planet, has made historical past in Dubai this month, amassing a prize pool of €500,000 for the World Padel Championship.

The biennial Worldwide Padel Federation (IPF) match was held earlier this month on refitted and customised courts at Dubai Obligation-Free Tennis Stadium.

With the UAE’s multinational logistics firm DP World because the official title sponsor, the IPF incentivised skilled padel gamers with half one million Euros. Meant to assist develop an appreciation for padel in each the UAE and internationally, the sponsorship attracted a number of the largest groups in padel, together with huge hitters Spain and Argentina.

Spain and Argentina have dominated the game as the one two winners of the championship for the reason that inaugural version in 1992. The 2 powerhouses of the sport squared off in a pulsating males’s last on the packed 5000-capacity stadium. Argentina prevailed over rival Spain 2-1 to elevate the title. With the victory, Argentina additionally secured their eleventh general World Championship crown and gained candy revenge after shedding to Spain in final 12 months’s last in Doha.

Reigning world primary Juan Lebron and Francisco Navarro put Spain forward after coming from behind to beat Argentina’s Federico Chingotto and Agustin Tapia 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 within the first set. Argentina’s Franco Stupaczuk and Martin Di Nenno defeated Spain’s Arturo Coello and Alejandro Galan 6-3, 6-2 to degree the match. Argentina’s Fernando Belasteguin and Sanyo Gutierrez gained the decider by outlasting Spain’s Alex Ruiz and Momo Gonzalez 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.

The UAE males’s nationwide group made its debut on house turf with an eight-man squad representing the Arabian Gulf, and the championship additionally featured separate girls’s classes, with 16 nationwide groups competing from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay and the USA.

The €500,000 prize pool was distributed equally between the boys’s and ladies’s groups; the winners acquired €45,000, the runners-up bought €30,000, the groups ending third acquired €24,000, whereas these in fourth place bought €20,000 and people in fifth place acquired €18,000.

President of the UAE Padel Affiliation (UAEPA), Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum stated: “With their unrivalled expertise in supporting a number of the largest native and worldwide sporting occasions, DP World’s milestone sponsorship for the World Padel Championship will solely assist foster the UAE’s place as a worldwide capital of padel and enhance publicity to what’s already one of many world’s fastest-growing sports activities.”

Now titled ‘DP World Dubai World Padel Championship 2022’, the occasion was held beneath the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and hosted by the UAEPA in affiliation with Dubai Sports activities Council and Dubai Division of Financial system & Tourism (DET).

“In a comparatively quick interval, padel has seen an exponential rise in reputation, and the UAE has made unbelievable steps towards changing into a worldwide hub for the game,” stated Chairman and CEO of DP World, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, “and our title sponsorship of the World Padel Championship is affirmation of our funding in rising the game to even larger heights.”

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