After revealing who owned the best bajada since the start of the season, it's time to highlight the players who are least successful in this regard.

Little reminder: the bajada, meaning “downhill” in Spanish, is a technique that involves quickly bringing down a high ball near the back window.

Let's take a look at the graph of Padel Intelligence to find the players most in difficulty on this one:

Graphic bajada Padel market

Fernando Belasteguin, who is not just anyone in the history of padel world, is indeed the player with the worst ratio since the start of the season: around 12% of points won out of 13 bajadas attempted per match. We can put it into perspective by explaining that the Argentinian is literally at the end of his career and that he is therefore no longer at his best level, but it remains surprising to see the “Boss” appear in this ranking.

Another man who doesn't have the excuse of age and is equally shocking to see here is Ale Galan. In a sense, fortunately Chingotto's new partner only takes six bajadas per game, given that he only scores 10% of the time, the worst efficiency rate on the circuit.

Other players are also stuck below the 20% mark, such as Lucas Bergamini, Eduardo Alonso, Javi Garcia and Arturo Coello. Several factors can explain this, such as the tendency to refuse to play the bajada or to be forced to play it in an angle closed by its position.

Note that the player who achieves the least Bajadas per match is Garrido, but with an efficiency greater than 25%, he is one of the good students!

Martin Schmuda

A competitive tennis player, Martin discovered the padel in 2015 in Alsace and appeared in a few tournaments in Paris. Today a journalist, he deals with current affairs padel while continuing its rise in the world of the little yellow ball!