Lijo to Padel Alto after the WPT suspension: ”Surprising is not the word”
Pablo Lijo will be suspended from 12 World Padel Tour Open and Masters tournaments if the WPT's decision stands. The player speaks to Padel Alto for the first time after the announcement.
— Surprising is not the right word, the Spanish star says.
A 12-tournament suspension could be the punishment for Pablo Lijo after the incident against the crowd at the WPT Buenos Aires Masters.
The Spanish star speaks to Padel Alto for the first time after the announcement.
— They say it's a very serious violation of the code of conduct, so they consider giving me the biggest sanction in the history of WPT, says Lijo to Padel Alto.
In the Round of 32 against home players Leo Augsburger and Tino Libaak, Pablo Lijo started gesturing at the Argentinian crowd in La Rural.
Twelve tournament suspensions are currently in effect, relating to Open and Masters tournaments. But the decision may be changed. Lijo has appealed the WPT's decision, and a final decision will be made on 28 January.
— Right now, the sanction is not final because it is being appealed. I have presented my allegations.
Before the incident, Pablo Lijo had been highly critical of the World Padel Tour organization. Among other things, he has said that players are treated like slaves, and after the season, he wrote "Goodbye WPT" on his social media.
Are you surprised by the decision?
— Surprising is not the word, but in my opinion, I must keep it to myself until it is finally resolved, he says.