History will be made in Düsseldorf at the end of September. For the first time, the World Padel Tour (WPT) will make a stop in Germany, and the best padel players in the world will compete in the BOSS German Padel Open at the CASTELLO Düsseldorf from September 23 to October 1. Tickets are already on sale and fans can attend for as little as 19 euros.
Two and a half months before the premiere of the BOSS German Padel Open, fans can finally secure their tickets. The center court is located at CASTELLO Düsseldorf, qualification and further main draw matches will be played at WE ARE PADEL Club Düsseldorf.
"The interest in padel sports is unbroken, new courts are being built every day and more players are taking up their rackets. The BOSS German Padel Open are an important milestone in the development of the sport in Europe. The world's elite is coming to Germany for the first time, and everyone who has already been in touch with padel should not miss it," says Managing Director Dominik Beier of e|motion, which is responsible for organizing and marketing all WPT tournaments in the DACH region together with the WWP Group.
The BOSS Vienna Padel Open have been held in Vienna for two years now - and quickly developed into a successful project. During the second edition this year, 15,000 fans already flocked to the arena during tournament week. Beier expects a similarly large crowd in Düsseldorf: "We sense the great interest in padel and in the tournament. In addition, we have important stakeholders on board with the German Tennis Federation and D.SPORTS."
First Wildcards awarded
In May, the BOSS German Padel Open were presented at the OMR digital trade fair in Hamburg. In the meantime, one wildcard each has already been awarded for the qualification for men and women as part of the German Padel Tour in Hamburg. Johannes Lindmeyer/Matthias Wunner secured the victory in the men's event, and with it the qualifying wildcard for the BOSS German Padel Open, while Patricia Grove/Luciana Renic prevailed in the women's event.
As there is only one tournament per week on the World Padel Tour, unlike on the ATP Tour, for example, all the top players are expected to play in Düsseldorf. In addition, there is a women's and a men's event in each tournament, and the prize money is the same. "Padel is for everyone, that's what makes the sport so special. Four players with very different backgrounds meet on the court, but exciting and spectacular rallies are always the result. Many people have already seen the highlight shots of the superstars on the various social media platforms, and it's safe to say that when you're up close, the rallies are even more spectacular," says Beier.