2020 and its international milestones

A record year for the players of France, Italy, Portugal and Argentina

2020 and its international milestones

Despite completing the most atypical campaign in its history due to the Covid-19 pandemic, World Padel Tour has once again witnessed how international padel continues to grow within the circuit itself. More and more nationalities and countries are claiming their right and space in the super elite of padel. Next, we review some of the main international milestones of 2020


The great moment of the season for French padel arrived at the Adeslas Open 2020. For the first time in the history of the circuit, three French players (Léa Godallier and Laura Clergue, as a duo, and Alix Collombon together with the Spanish Nicole Traviesa), managed to reach the round of 16 of a great date at the same time. Another great advance for the French padel within the World Padel Tour.


Vasco Pascoal, after Miguel Oliveira and Diogo Rocha, became the third Portuguese player to reach the Main draw. A new step forward for the Portuguese padel that was reached in the Estrella Damm Menorca Open 2020. Together with Cristian Germán Gutiérrez and after many years of work and struggle in the Qualy, Pascoal entered the Round of 32 with a victory over Benjamin Tison and Jeremy Scatena.

For Sofía Araujo, 2020 has been the one of her definitive consolidation in the elite of World Padel Tour. The Lisbon player not only achieved her best results ever, with 4 quarter-finals and a semi-final, but also became the second Portuguese player in history to grab a spot in the Estrella Damm Master Final, after her compatriot Ana Catarina Nogueira achieved it in 2019.


With the dispute of the Sardegna Open 2020, Italy became the venue for an official World Padel Tour event for the first time. Without a doubt, a spectacular piece of news for the circuit and therefore for the emerging Italian padel that, little by little, is asking for its space in the elite. A space that also claimed the transalpine players Chiara Pappacena and Giulia Sussarello. The Italian duo achieved in the Cupra Las Rozas Open 2020 a historic qualification for the round of 16. An unprecedented result for the Italian padel.


Argentina's inexhaustible talent-producing machine says goodbye to 2020 adding three new faces to the roster of masters in a Estrella Damm Master Final. In the male category, Martín Di Nenno from Buenos Aires and in the female category, Virginia Riera from Chaco and Aránzazu Osoro from Paraná.

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