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Bela's other talent: unearthing future world number ones

Since the start of his professional career, we can say, Fernando Belasteguin saw players passing by on the slopes. Of Juan Martin Diaz à Leo Augsburg, King Bela will have marked all generations. He is maybe the undisputed icon of padel and few will say the opposite.

Since becoming a professional player, he has teamed up with many sports personalities: J.M. Diaz, Pablo Lima, Agustin Tapia, Sanyo Gutiérrez and, of course, Arturo Coello last season.

His association with Arturo had marked. Several titles together, notably Miami on the World Padel Tour or in Monterrey during the Premier Padel. Arturo was playing with hisidol“. And Fernando trained the youth. We know it, Arturo finally left the legend to join Agustín Tapia this year, another former partner of Fernando. The two young players rose at the top of the world rankings (on the World Padel Tour only for Agustín Tapia). The opportunity for Bela to congratulate two players with whom he was able to do some ranges…

Belasteguin: “1- Agus, N1 WPT 2023 How nice it is to see you up there. I committed to memory every day I left you on the subway (I saw you walking down the stairs with the Nox bag on your back) so you could go home after each workout.

2- Arturo, N1 in WPT 2023 and N1 in Premier Padel When I first saw you in the previas of the Marbella Master 2020 and you shouted “how good I am” every time you won a point… it was clear to me that you had the makings of a number 1. What a rapid rise!"

A moving tribute from King Bela who demonstrates his other talent, that of unearthing talent. It's simple, he only played with players who finished world number 1. With the exception of one, his current partner, mike yanguas. Maybe he too will finish at the top of the rankings one of these days...

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Gwenaelle Souyri