It's the shock that, although we didn't think it would come so soon, we were hoping to see. Tonight, Fede Chingotto and Ale Galan, for their first tournament together, will try to bring down Arturo Coello and Agustin Tapia in the final of the P2 in Puerto Cabello.

An abysmal gap in experience

On the one hand, Arturo Coello and Agustin Tapia walk on water since the beginning of March and their only defeat of the season in the Riyadh final. The world number ones have only conceded one set in their last fifteen consecutive victories, picking up two trophies in the process in Qatar and Acapulco. The two men know each other by heart after a historic 2023 season and a year 2024 which seems to be taking the same path.

The other, Fede Chingotto and Ale Galan have just started their association in Venezuela. After more than three years spent alongside Juan LeBron, “Galantico” is today accompanied by a player with a very different profile, both in terms of play and personality. As for “El Raccoon“, he knows that he risks being targeted by adversaries and must therefore be at the level of his partner.

Coello/Tapia Advantage

This year, Ale Galan has already won once hard against Coello/Tapia (6/7 – 6/4 – 6/4), then lost once sharply last week in Mexico (6/0 – 6/4 ) in less than an hour. However, it was alongside Juan LeBron who he had known for four years and who seemed to have a style of play that was embarrassing for world number ones.

Indeed, if Fede Chingotto has nothing to envy of “El Lobo” in defense, it is difficult to imagine how the Argentinian will succeed in overcoming the colossal power deficit which separates him from Arturo Coello in his diagonal. The one who smashes the least in the world will have to be ingenious, like when he defeated Coello/Tapia alongside Paquito Navarro at the 2023 Master Final.

Arturo Coello and Agustin Tapia start as undeniable favorites, but their opponents are determined and have shown excellent chemistry together since the start of the week.

The final will take place tonight around midnight after the Ladies final. You can follow the matches on the Youtube channel of Premier Padel.

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!