The new padel circuit of the International Padel Federation arrives in Spain with the Premier Padel Madrid 2022. The capital will host the first event on Spanish soil in the exceptional setting of the Wizink Center from Monday the 1st of August until Saturday the 6th, when the final will take place.
The best pairings in the world of padel will compete in the fourth round of the new circuit, which will have some new features compared to the previous ones. New pairings, characteristics of the venue, changes in the draw and much more.
Here we bring you the best information and tips in case you are planning to attend the Madrid event.
Sanyo Gutierrez and Agustin Tapia – First Premier Padel together
The Argentine couple will play their first tournament together in this Premier Padel Madrid 2022, after Tapia has reached an agreement with his main brand that prevented him from playing these events, as this is one of the main sponsors of the World Padel Tour.
Madrid will be the debut on this circuit of one of the best pairings of the year, which guarantees a greater spectacle and level and alters the order of play, as the couple starts as number 3 seeded.
The centre court of this Premier Padel Madrid is very favourable to these two players, due to the speed of the ball and the dominance of both of them. For this reason and for the current form of the couple they are the main favourites for the title along with the number one seeds, Galan and Lebron.
The number 1’s go for their third tournament in a row
After the first tournament won by Paquito Navarro and Martin Di Nenno in Doha, Juan Lebron and Alejandro Galan have dominated the Rome and Paris tournaments, winning both of them.
With the debut in this competition of Sanyo and Tapia, possibly the most in-form couple so far this year along with the number 1’s, the competition increases for them, but surely they want to maintain their winning streak in the Premier Padel circuit and win their third title of the season.
Premier Padel Madrid – First indoor tournament
Unlike the first three tournaments of the Premier Padel circuit, the Madrid tournament will be played on an indoor court. The Wizink Center will host the fourth round of the FIP circuit, and will do so in completely different conditions to those of previous tournaments, where weather factors such as air, sun or temperature changes between day and night will not affect the tournament.
Also as a novelty, both the central court and court 2 will share the same space inside the pavilion, with the first court occupying a larger number of seats and leaving the second court in one of the backs, allowing the spectators to enjoy both courts at the same time from one part of the stands.
How to get to the Wizink Center and where to park
The fabulous Madrid facility is located in the centre of Madrid, in the Plaza de Felipe II and Calle Goya, and it is very easy to get to this pavilion located in the Salamanca neighbourhood.
Parking in the area is usually payable, blue and green, but as it is the month of August the timetable for parking is only from 9:00 to 15:00 so you can leave your vehicle in the street without having to pay anything. The order of play for the tournament starts from 12:00 on the 1st and 2nd (Monday and Tuesday) and from 16:00 from Wednesday onwards.
You can also find a good amount of paid underground parking if you prefer not to leave your car in the sunlight during the padel day. But this will cost you a lot of money, and probably a lot of money.