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Padel: here is the Major in Rome, ‘we dream of Olympic discipline’

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(ANSA) – ROME, MAY 13 – After the Internazionali d’Italia, the racket will still be the master of the Foro Italico Park. The Italy Major Premier Padel in Rome, scheduled from 21 to 29 May, was presented in the WeSportUp space. “Rome will increasingly be the capital of sport” said the mayor, Roberto Gualtieri. Words also echoed by the Capitoline councilor Alessandro Onorato: “One of the biggest problems is to make sure that great events are experienced by the city. For us they are fundamental from an economic, tourist and therefore social point of view. Inserted at the right times they help to generate tourist flow “. Then there are those like Angelo Binaghi who define this tournament as “the Wimbledon of padel”. “Rome was the cradle of this sport – continued the number one of Fit – A discipline that has become a sporting and social phenomenon throughout Italy. We have a three-year contract with Fip, but we hope it will be a great success story” explained Angelo Binaghi who then focused on some numbers of the tournament.

“We are heading towards a sold out over the weekend and since this is the first edition, the good day starts in the morning”. The central field, however, in this case will be the Grand Stand Arena of the Foro Italico Park which holds 6500 spectators, to which another 5 smaller fields will be added while 50% of the structures set up for the internationals will also remain for the padel Major. In short, in ten days the best international players will compete with vibora and bandaja in the shadow of the Olimpico for a discipline “which is very much believing all over the world” explained Luigi Carraro, president of Fip. “We as Italy have become the leading country: within a year the name also in our federation and today we are here because we have made a dream come true: that of bringing a Major to Rome. Another dream of ours, however, is also to become a discipline Olympic, and events like this are essential to achieve it. ” (HANDLE).

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