After the conflict with WPT: Organiser of the cancelled tournament appeals to the players
Last week it was announced that the World Padel Tour cancelled this year's WPT tournament in Argentina. Now the organisers have announced that the goal is still for the event to be played.
The WPT's Buenos Aires Padel Master will be cancelled in the autumn. The World Padel Tour announced this on Saturday in a press release. According to the tour, the problem is that the local organisers have repeatedly failed to meet their payment obligations.
The organisers have now written on social media that they are working to ensure that the tournament can take place:
"To all the padel fans who bought their tickets and accommodation to attend the Buenos Aires Padel Master, we want to let you know that we are doing our best to make the tournament happen, despite the unexpected cancellation of the World Padel Tour based on arguments that are not true".
"Confirmed their participation"
The organisers also announced that several players have already confirmed their presence at the event:
"The Argentines Fernando Belasteguín, Agustín Tapia, Federico Chingotto, Juan Tello, Martin Di Nenno, Franco Stupaczuk and others are already aware of the situation and we are waiting for their confirmation", the organisers write in a press release and continue:
"Similarly, players such as Miguel Lamperti, the young talents Leo Augsburger, Valentino Libaak and Alex Chozas have already confirmed their participation, as well as Alvaro Cepero and Lucas Campagnolo. It is important to note that people close to the best player of all time, Fernando Belasteguin, were very receptive and promised to do everything in their power to get Fernando to come and play in Argentina".
"Double prize money".
The tournament was the second event on the calendar to be held in Argentina in the 2023 season, and the organisers have already announced that it will be shortened but with more prize money.
"The tournament will be played from Thursday to Sunday, which will generate double the prizes that players currently receive in the World Padel Tour."
It remains to be seen if the competition will go ahead and if so, which players will take part.