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November 15, 2023

Robert Lewandowski Ventures into Padel with the Launch of Hexagon Cup Team

By the Hexagon Cup team

Madrid, 15th November 2023 – Hexagon Cup, the new padel tournament whose mission is to transform the sport of 20 x 10, announces the third team confirmed to participate in this innovative competition: the RL9 Team, owned by footballing icon Robert Lewandowski. 

"Welcome Robert Lewandowski and the RL9 Team to the Hexagon Cup family. With this exciting addition, we reinforce the nature of this tournament as a global event which attracts great personalities from other sporting disciplines," said Enrique Buenaventura, founder and member of the Hexagon Cup Advisory Board. "Our mission is to attract the best personalities and players in the world, provide the most inclusive platform to support emerging talent and grow the padel fan base around the world, so having Robert Lewandowski and his team demonstrates that padel is an inclusive sport that transcends borders," concludes Buenaventura.

The F. C. Barcelona and Polish national team striker is widely recognised as one of the best footballers of the last decade. With an exceptional ability to score goals and an impressive ability to lead the field, Lewandowski will bring a new fan following to the tournament, which also counts the Rafa Nadal Academy by Richard Mille, as a team entry. 

Explaining the decision behind his new venture, Robert Lewandowski, owner of the RL9 Hexagon Cup team, says,Padel is the biggest sport in Spain after football and since living and playing here, I’ve caught the padel fever. 

“As I look to the future, I can see many opportunities. Padel will grow even more around the world. I heard about the Hexagon Cup and loved the concept of attracting Team Owners from different sports. This is my chance to take my passion for sport to the next level. The creation of the RL9 team is an exciting move for me. I’m thrilled to be joining the padel community, and I’m now committed to signing the best players and creating what I hope will be a championship winning team!” 

An all-star tournament to take padel to the next level

Born under the motto "For the Fans. For the Players. For the Game", the Hexagon Cup is an innovative padel tournament that brings together male, female and next generation players, along with team owners from various branches of sport and entertainment. All compete for an impressive €1 million prize money, creating an exciting team competition and a thrilling experience for fans.

Following the presentation of the six teams and their franchise players, which will take place in the coming weeks, a Player Draft will be held at the end of November where each team will select the remaining players. In a unique decision, the fans will have the final responsibility to choose the players. Who will make up the Hexagon Cup team.

During the tournament itself, the six teams will be divided into two qualifying groups, competing in a series of exciting head-to-head matches. Only the top two teams from each group will advance to the finals, where the inaugural Hexagon Cup champion will be crowned, with a prize purse of €1 million up for grabs.

The first edition of the Hexagon Cup will take place at the historic Madrid Arena, an ideal setting to create a great spectacle. The event will include an attractive Fan Village with autograph signing sessions, player training areas, live concerts, entertainment, shops, exhibitions, food trucks and fine dining options. World-class VIP hospitality experiences will also be on offer, all designed to provide sports and entertainment fans with a truly unforgettable experience.

About Hexagon Cup

Under the motto “For the Fans. For the Players. For the Game”, this revolutionary competition was born with the ambition of offering a new and disruptive approach, as well as the firm purpose of transforming the sport of padel. To do this, it has designed a completely new format in which six teams made up of three couples each (one male couple, one female couple and one made up of stars of the future) will compete to win a one-million euro prize fund.

The inaugural Hexagon Cup event will take place at Madrid Arena, in February 2024. For further updates follow @HexagonCup on Instagram, X, and LinkedIn.