World Padel Tour

Players' participation in WPT Chile uncertain: ”Don't need them”


After the controversy between WPT promoter Lisandro Borges and Alejandro Galan, accused of faking injuries, the players' participation in Chile and Paraguay is uncertain.
— If they don't want to come, that´s their problem, says Lisandro Borges to Padel Alto.  

Eight teams on the men's side withdrew their participation in the La Rioja Open. Conflict erupted when the World Padel Tour's tournament director in South America, Lisandro Borges, accused Alejandro Galan of faking an injury. 

Now the question is whether the players will play in the upcoming tournament in Chile. 

— I don't know, says Lisandro Borges to Padel Alto. 

As in La Rioja, the Argentinian is responsible for the next two WPT tournaments in Chile and Paraguay. 

— I prefer not and don't care. In Chile and Paraguay, 120 players will play. If they don't want to come, that´s their problem. The tournament doesn't need them, he says. 

PPA: ”A disrespectful promoter.”

Alejandro Galan responded earlier this week to Borges´ words. In a statement, he wrote: 

”To question my honorability and respect for this sport is something I will not allow, and I will take the measures I deem appropriate against anyone who tries to question my professionalism.”

The men's players' association PPA, of which Galan is president, also defends the player. 

”Let´s remember that WPT has to observe the players' injuries and not Mr. Borges, who is solely a mediocre and disrespectful promoter.”

Only Alejandro Arroyo has communicated that he will not play Chile Padel Open and Paraguay Padel Open. His partner Mike Yanguas will instead play with Leo Augsburger in Chile. 

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