The main draw is now official: an Italian derby will take place in the first round, Di Giovanni/Cattaneo against Cassetta/Cremona. A qualified pair will challenge Galan/Lebron

Milan, 3 december 2022 – The strongest players in the world now know their way to the final. The Tournament draw, which took place at the Hotel Melià, officially kicked off the Milan Premier Padel P1. It is the last stage of the season for the circuit headed by the International Padel Federation (FIP) and supported by the Professional Padel Association (PPA), the professional player representing body, and by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI). The tournament is scheduled from Monday the 5th to Sunday the 11th of December at the Allianz Cloud in Milan.

The big names will all enter the stage in the second round of the 48-pair draw as they are expected in Italy in the following few hours, at the end of the Major Premier Padel in Monterrey (Mexico). Quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals are scheduled for this weekend.

The draw, which was broadcast “live” on the tournament’s social media profiles, was attended also by José Catalan (Chief Sports Officer at FIP) and Guillermo Alcaide (PPA), as well as by the tournament supervisor, Nicola Antonelli. Two of the Italian players who received a wild card for the main draw, Lorenzo Di Giovanni and Daniele Cattaneo, were present at the draw as well. They will play in an exciting Italian derby against the new national champions, Marco Cassetta and Simone Cremona.

An all “Azzurri” challenge with a place in the second round up for grabs: the winners will play against Jeronimo “Momo” Gonzalez and Alejandro Ruiz, seeded number 6. Alejandro Galan and Juan Lebron, seeded number one, will be waiting for a qualified couple, while on the draw’s opposite side Paquito Navarro and Juan Tello will play in the second round against the winner of the match between Chillaron/Esbri and Santana/Suescun.

Qualifications for the main draw began today at Lorenteggio 1947 and will continue on Sunday as well: it will be the crucial day to complete the main draw with the last eight pairs joining the 37 already admitted by ranking, and the three wilds card.

Starting from Monday at 9 AM, the going will get tough at the Allianz Cloud: a single session is scheduled for the first day of the week, while from Tuesday the program will be divided into morning and afternoon. All the info on the tournament, which will have worldwide media coverage with 190 countries connected (Sky Sport will be the Italian Tv broadcaster), are available on the website Tickets for the                 Allianz            Cloud           available            on           the                 website 16055525/