The A1 boss seeks dialogue on joint ranking: ”They don't want to”
A1 Padel founder and CEO Fabrice Pastor have reached out several times to create a joint ranking for next season.
He says this in an extensive interview with Spanish Mundo Deportivo.
— It's strange that the PPA won't sit down and listen, he says.
A1 Padel has been in the spotlight lately as they push into the American market. In an extensive interview with Spanish Mundo Deportivo, founder and CEO Fabrice Pastor discusses the plans for next year and if there will be a joint ranking for next season.
— It saddens me because I have reached out several times to develop a unified ranking and an intelligent calendar. And I am surprised I got no response from the new circuit because I believe WPT ends this year. Also, it's strange to me that the PPA won't sit down and listen.
He explains how he contacted the PPA but then received no response.
— More than a year ago, I spoke with the association's lawyer, presided by Alejandro Galán, and I never heard from him again. We were also going to talk about it with our association, but we have not been able to communicate anything because they have not sat down.
There are talks between the two tours that have long been in major conflict: the World Padel Tour and Premier Padel. A1 Padel has stayed out of the conflict in the media, and Fabrice Pastor now opens up to talk to Premier Padel for next season.
”None of those four players have been interested”
He tells the newspaper that he has no problem discussing next season with representatives from Premier Padel.
— I have no problem sitting down with the new circuit to find a solution. If they do not want to sit down, we must ask why. It is legitimate that a private circuit does not want to sit down, but not the associations.
— None of those four players have been interested in discussion and refers to FIP, Premier Padel, World Padel Tour, and PPA.