Milan, 5 December 2022 – The Milan Premier Padel P1 show has begun. First emotions, first first great shots and first results at the Allianz Cloud, waiting for the match that has been awaited since the draw: the all-Italian derby with Lorenzo Di Giovanni and Daniele Cattaneo who will challenge Simone Cremona and Marco Cassetta. The match will take place not before 6pm on the Centre court (live on Sky Sport Tennis in Italy), first match of the evening session. On one side there will be Di Giovanni, from Abruzzo, born in 1987 (he will turn 35 on Christmas Day) and “Denny” Cattaneo, two years younger, born in Vimercate, Brianza, but grown up in Genoa after a period in the Czech Republic. On the other side we have Cremona, 35, born in Codogno (Lodi), who has previously played right with Cattaneo. Last, but not least, Cassetta, 23, from Turin, who recently became Italian champion with Cremona. The winning team will face in the second round Jeronimo ‘Momo’ Gonzalez and Alejandro Ruiz, number 6 in the seeding.

THE GREATS ARE LANDING After the end of the Major in Monterrey (Mexico), which crowned Fernando Belasteguín and Arturo Coello, the world’s best players are flying to Europe and, right now, are reaching Milan. On Tuesday, the first round will be completed with the last four matches and the second round will start, in which the world’s best 16 pairs are going to perform. From Galan/Lebron to Navarro/Tello, from Stupaczuk/Lima to Belasteguín/Coello, number 4 in the Milan draw, but ready to fight after their Mexican triumph.

THE RESULTS Awaiting the strongest, the first 12 matches of the P1 Padel Premier were played. The Italian-Argentinian Emiliano Iriart, paired with Spaniard Marcos Cordoba (6-1 6-2 against Spaniard José Rico and Kuwaiti Abdulaziz M. Redha) and Facundo Dominguez, who with Frenchman Benjamin Tison beat Spanish qualifiers Mario Ortega and Carlos Martì Vaño in two sets (7-6 6-4), advanced to the second round. The other Italian players were defeated: Atis Patiniotis – teammate of Spaniard Cristian German Gutierrez – lost 6-0 6-3 to José Luis Gonzalez and Miguel Gonzalez Garcia; Nicolas Suescun (teammate of Aday Santana) was beaten 6-3 6-4 by Spaniards Alonso and Esbri) and Riccardo Sinicropi, who, with Frenchman Maxime Moreau, was defeated 6-4 6-4 by Javier Gonzalez Barahona and Javier Garcia Mora.

VILLAGE The world stars of padel will also be protagonists of the activities scheduled within the Premier Padel P1 Commercial Village, set up in a heated area outside the Allianz Cloud. Here the historical brands of padel – but also the new entries – will display the latest market novelties of a discipline whose growth seems to know no limits. Admission to the village is completely free: free access, therefore, even for those who do not have a ticket to attend the matches.

ON TV The Milan Premier Padel P1 is broadcast in 190 countries around the world, also through the Premier Padel YouTube channel ( In Italy, it is Sky Sport that will guarantee an extraordinary coverage of the event: Sky Sport Tennis (channel 205) will broadcast live the evening sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and the full programme of the quarter-finals on Friday 9 (starting at 12 noon), the semi-finals on Saturday 10 and the final on Sunday 11, both starting at 5 p.m. On Sky Sport 24, moreover, live updates and live from the Allianz Cloud.


Milan Premier Padel P1 is the last stage of the season of the circuit that is part of the International Padel Federation (FIP) and supported by the Professional Padel Association (PPA), the body that brings together professional players, and Qatar Sports Investments (QSI)