After the success in Milan: ”Started playing together by accident”
Victor Ruiz (35) and Lucas Bergamini (34) made a big splash at this weekend's Premier Padel tournament in Milan. The pair surprised and knocked out top players in a row, but in the end, the world number one put an end to the duo in the final. Now Brazilian Lucas Bergamini tells Padel Alto´s sister site PadelDirekt about his feelings after the tournament.
— We started playing together almost by accident. I would say that it has been a process, we have gotten better and better with each tournament that has passed, and it is very much thanks to our coaches who have worked hard with us, says Lucas Bergamini to PadelDirekt.
What a success it was. Most things went the couple's way during the Premier Padel tournament in Milan. First, they defeated Lima/Stupazcuk, the match after Capra/Sanchez, and finally, they sent out Navarro/Tello in the semifinals.
The lower-ranked pair had a strong performance and tournament. The pair have only played together since May 2022; this was their first-ever final.
The secret is the personal chemistry.
One of the secrets to the success Bergamini feels is the personal relationship the two players have built up with each other in that short time:
— We have a close relationship with each other off the court. It's good chemistry. It also means that we understand each other very well and how we work, given that we have learned from each other very quickly. And at the same time, we have found a good game strategy during the games that work.
— In recent tournaments, we have managed to maintain a high level while other top players had a dip in form after a long season, which is not surprising. The whole tournament itself was tough, both physically and mentally.
Now the season is over for the successful pair, but it won't be long before preparations start for next season:
— Now we have a few days off to enjoy ourselves with family and friends. But pretty soon, we will start the preparations for the season that we will continue together.