World Padel Championships 2022: Preview, draw, teams and how to watch
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Find out everything you need to know as Great Britain's men's team head out to compete in the World Padel Championships.
When is the World Padel Championships?
The finals of the World Padel Championships 2022 will take place from 31 October to 5 November.
Where will the World Padel Championships take place?
This year’s World Padel Championships will take place at The Aviation Club in Dubai.
Located within touching distance of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, The Aviation Club is a state-of-the-art padel facility with eight panoramic courts, right in the heart of the city.
Are Great Britain competing at the World Padel Championships?
Yes – the British men’s team booked their place in the draw after coming through the European qualifiers in Derby in September.
The Brits took the third and final qualifying spot after defeating Germany 2-1 in the third/fourth place play-off.
However, the women’s team just missed out on qualification having lost out to Sweden 2-0 in the semi-finals.
Which players have been selected for the British team?
The Brits will line-up with the same squad as the European qualifiers in Derby, with Frankie Langan replacing the injured Ryan Wyatt.
British men's squad:
- Christian Medina Murphy
- Richard Brooks
- Louie Harris
- Sam Jones
- Chris Salisbury
- Nikhil Mohindra
- Sandy Farquharson
- Frankie Langan
- Coach: John Leach
Which teams are competing at the World Padel Championships?
Spain, Argentina, Brazil, France, Italy, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Belgium, Great Britain, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Egypt, Netherlands and Portugal.
Spain, Argentina, Italy, France, Brazil, Belgium, Mexico, Germany, Netherlands, Paraguay, Uruguay, USA, Chile, Japan, Sweden and Portugal
What is the format for the World Padel Championships?
The nations are divided into one of four groups and compete against each team in a round-robin format.
Ties are played as a best of three matches, with each match being best of three tie-break sets.
The top two teams in each group will proceed into a play-off for positions one to eight, starting with the quarter-finals. The team that wins all their knock-out matches will finish in first place and be crowned champions.
If a team loses at any stage, they will be out of the main draw, but will still have the chance to compete for their position in a separate consolation draw, leading to individual positional play-offs for each nation. By the end of the tournament, every team will finish with their own position from one to 16.
The teams who finish third or fourth in their group will go through to the play-off for positions nine to 16. This will follow the same format as the other play-off until each team finishes with a final position.
When is the draw for the World Padel Championships?
The draw will took place on Sunday 30 October. Great Britain have been drawn in Group A with Spain, Uruguay and Portugal.
How to watch the World Padel Championships?
Live coverage of the World Padel Championships will be available to watch for free on our website and the FIP YouTube channel.