Professional padel player Jerónimo ‘Momo’ González (on the right in the image) and world chess champion Magnus Carlsen (on the left) challenge themselves by entering each other’s world.
(7-15-2022). Paddle tennis and chess have met thanks to Puma in an interview between two of his elite athletes. Brand ambassadors Momo González and Magnus Carlsen talk about the importance of staying focused on sport.
Professional padel player Jerónimo ‘Momo’ González and world chess champion Magnus Carlsen challenge themselves by entering each other’s world. In an interview with the sports brand Puma, the two athletes talk about the importance of staying focused on both paddle tennis and chess.
On the importance of staying focused on your respective sport, Momo says, “The little secret to playing well is to play it easy and avoid mistakes that will bring you down.” For Magnus it is the same in chess: “When you make a mistake, you make another, then another and then calm down. But then it may already be too late. I try to stay focused and not be too emotional.”
For Momo, chess and paddle tennis have some other similarities: “Paddle tennis is not just hitting a ball hard and winning the point, but you are always looking for the rival’s weak points”. And Magnus adds: “Controlling the right areas and positioning yourself correctly are similar concepts, but above all, it’s important to find the right moment to attack.”
Both Puma ambassadors share an opinion about the social factor that characterizes the sport of paddle tennis: “I think that paddle tennis is a very social sport. Four friends can get together to have a good time, to have fun and that is something that not all sports have”, says Momo. And Magnus also thinks that: “I played a bit of squash and tennis before, but padel is much more social. I started playing this year as an amateur and many of my friends also think it’s fun and enjoyable.”
Momo and Magnus agree on the great support that the sports brand is giving them. “Puma’s return to paddle tennis has been more than outstanding. All his team is very good and I am very happy that they have trusted me to grow with them, ”says Momo. Magnus is also very pleased with the products and the Puma family he recently joined: “I like their clothes and I think their shoes are great. And of course, the people, it’s a very good team”.
To see the complete interview with Momo González and Magnus Carlsen you can access here: