Dubai: The stage is ready for the grand opening of the first-ever skilled padel event within the area with the World Padel Tour’s (WPT) Dubai Padel Masters on the Nad Al Sheba (NAS) Sports activities Advanced from October 25-31.
Held below the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports activities Council, that is the primary time that such a high-profile padel competitors from the WPT is being held anyplace exterior Europe.
The Board of Administrators led by Khalifa Yousuf Al Khoury, Chairman of the Organising Committee and First Vice President, UAE Padel Affiliation (UAE PA), met with media late on Saturday to formally welcome the WPT household to Dubai. Majid Al Bastaki, Head of Media Committee, Ali Sharif Al Marzouqi, Technical Director and Mohammad Abdul Nasser Al Khayat, Meydan Business Director had been additionally current.
Stressing the historic significance of the Dubai Padel Masters, Al Khoury mentioned he hoped the event would open world doorways for the game and for the UAE. “This can be a historic occasion for sport within the UAE and we need to present the world that that is certainly the most effective sporting vacation spot,” Al Khoury mentioned.
He lauded the efforts of the UAE PA led by Shaikh Saeed Bin Juma Al Maktoum. “We’ve got a purpose in thoughts and a part of this purpose is to have a wholesome neighborhood. I’m positive Padel will go a great distance in aiding within the progress of wholesome communities in Dubai within the close to future. We’re ceaselessly grateful to Shaikh Hamdan for his imaginative and prescient and backing in making this one of the vital prestigious sporting occasions this season,” he added.
Organised by the WPT in shut co-ordination with the UAE Padel Affiliation (UAE PA), the Dubai Padel Masters could have 104 pairs of the most effective gamers from throughout the globe taking part for high honours in subsequent Saturday’s (October 31) remaining.
Match Director and first Vice President of UAE PA Mohammad Al Mutaiwe’e thanked the sponsors together with Al Tayer Motors Land Rover, Meydan, Emirates NBD, Hills Promoting, Dubai Sports activities Council, Abu Dhabi Sports activities Channel, Al Jaber Optical and ME Media.
UAE-based Javier Lopez, Mauricio Andrini, Emilio Misas, Pedro Rios, Saeed Al Merri, Hassan Sharif Al Marzouqi, Dirk Jan and Benjamin Cassaigne will play towards the Madrid qualifiers Gonzalo Rubio, Aris Patiniotis, Toni Bueno, Luchas Cunha, Raul Diaz, Raul Marcos Duran, Juan Cruz and Ignacio Gonzalez Gadea to resolve which 4 undergo to the principle draw.
The pairings of Alicia Berl/Patricia Mowbray, Gabriela Bartomioli/Isabel Dominguez, Lilian Ramos/Angela Caro and Andrea Jareno/Tamara Icardo are the 4 pairs of ladies who will straight enter the principle girls’s draw.
The Spherical of 16 can be performed on Sunday and Monday with the winners advancing to the quarter-finals on Wednesday. The finals can be performed on Saturday, October 31.
The Masters circuit consists of the most effective 104 gamers on the earth of Padel – 28 pairs within the males’s competitors and 24 within the girls’s occasion. The WPT calendar consists of 19 tournaments this 12 months, together with 5 Masters Open and 4 Challengers. As per the hierarchy of occasions, the Masters are a very powerful tournaments within the skilled world of Padel. The 5 stops on the Masters Tour for this season can be in Barcelona, Malaga, Monaco, Dubai and Valencia.
The Masters tournaments even have the best WPT Rating Factors with the lads’s winner of every competitors getting 1,500 factors and the ladies’s winners bagging 1,000 factors. Rivals accumulate factors at every of the Masters tournaments with the goal of qualifying to the season-ending Masters Ultimate to be held in Madrid within the second half of December.