The French tremendous middleweight boxing champion Michaël Diallo can be the sponsor of the 53rd version of the Grand Prix of the city of Perpignan (from July 6 to 23, 2022) which, this yr, is shifting up a gear by municipal will.
After two years disrupted by the well being disaster, the Grand Prix de la ville de Perpignan has determined to suppose a bit of greater for the 2022 version which can be held on the USAP tennis clay courts from July 6 to 23. .
A 53rd version that won’t lack punch
If the event continues to be open to non-licensees till the first sequence, if the organizers anticipate a participation of 350 gamers, the ultimate desk can be extra muscular than earlier editions. And not solely as a result of the sponsor of the 53rd version is the French boxing champion in the tremendous middleweight class, the Perpignan Michaël Diallo (30 years previous, 19 wins, 2 attracts), topped on March 12, 2022 in Toulouges by stoppage of the referee in the sixth spherical towards Benjamin Castegnaro, and nonetheless undefeated since his skilled debut in 2012.
Six French gamers ranked in the Top 30 are anticipated
As it had undertaken to do final yr, the municipality of Perpignan, via its sports activities assistant Sébastien Ménard, knowledgeable the USAP tennis, help membership, that it had launched a price range to mark the presence of this Grand Prix of the city of Perpignan for 20 years in the calendar of the CNGT, Circuits Nationaux des Grands Tournois. Thus, in collaboration with a corporation of the French Tennis Federation, the UNJPT (National Union of Professional Tennis Players), led by Frédéric Vitoux and Charles-Antoine Prezac, six French gamers, ranked between fifteenth and thirtieth place, can be included in the primary draw, from the spherical of 16 or quarter-finals (this stays to be outlined). “Clearly, the Grand Prix of the city of Perpignan Trophée Nissan-L’Indépendant-Lacoste is on guard”rejoices the president of the USAP Tennis Christian Ramonéda who may even mix this yr the perform of director of the event, assisted in his job by the referees Chrsiophe Cabalé, Luc Mercey and Marie-Pierre Bonnafé positioned underneath the accountability of Jean-Louis Quintana.
“The presence of players ranked in the French Top 30 is part of the diversification of sporting events desired by the municipality”justifies Sébastien Ménard who remembers that Perpignan has hosted, since the starting of 2022, the French particular person and group judo championships, the Fenouillèdes rally, the European jorky-ball championship, the France-England U20 of the Six Nations event, the Volta (Cycling Tour of Catalonia) whereas ready for the FIP Gold (worldwide padel event, from June 20 to 26, 2022) or the French championships doublets Provencal recreation (September 2 to 4) with land set up in the Parc des Expositions automobile park.