The young generation is coming with a knife between their teeth to try to find a place in the elite of the padel global. Here are the young people to follow in 2021 on the World Padel Tour.
Players who are already veterans despite their young age
We know the World Padel Tour is full of talented young players, some of whom already have great experience. Today we are focusing on a group of 10 young men who will be to watch in 2021!
We have deliberately removed from this list Agustin Tapia, Federico Chingotto, Ale Galan and Juan Tello, respectively 21, 23, 24 and 25 years old, who are already stars of the World Padel Tour !
Javi Rico - 22 years old
After having managed to compete in his first Master Final, Javi Rico will want more this season. Despite his young age, the 20th player in the ranking of World Padel Tour is already a veteran on the circuit! Regularity, large volume of play, speed, defense and a strong personality make this left-hander a formidable opponent.
Coki Nieto - 22 years old
The former partner of Javi Rico has moved to a draw to play his first Master Final in 2021. This hardworking and diligent player will share the court with the legend this season. Juan Martin Diaz to try to gain experience and play his first Masters tournament!
Jeronimo Gonzalez - 24 years old
Talented pet, the one we nickname “Momo” was able to gain experience alongside veteran Adrian Allemandi, and he will form a very young pair with Javi Rico! With a very good backhand, he is able to defend very well while having a very large volume of play, and an excellent sense of the game. The Rico / Gonzalez pair should join the battle for the eight qualifying places in the Master. Final!
Young talents who must confirm
Javier Garrido - 20 years old
Soon 21 years old but with a great deal of experience for his age, Javi Garrido has not had a 2020 season up to the expected expectations. Not complementary with his friend Juani Mieres, this left player with a big smash will form a very interesting pair with Juan Cruz Belluati. The year of confirmation for Garrido?
Arturo Coello - 18 years old
It is the nugget of padel worldwide! Alongside another youngster, Ivan Ramirez, left-hander Arturo Coello revealed himself to the general public in 2020, gradually settling into the main draws of the WPT. The 1m94 player with a slick game will form a very promising pair with the veteran Miguel Lamperti!
Ivan Ramirez - 19 years old
After a very interesting 2020 season alongside Coello, Ivan Ramirez will be recovering with his former teammate, the young and talented Miguel Yanguas. Rather small for a left-wing player (1m72), the current 41st in the ranking of World Padel Tour will evolve once again with a tall right-wing player. But unlike Coello, Yanguas is straight, which will force Ramirez to take up more center space. For his greatest pleasure?
Miguel Yanguas - 18 years old
After playing with Aris Patiniotis in 2020, Miguel Yanguas will be reunited with his boyfriend Ivan Ramirez this season. The one who calls himself “Mike” is an extremely talented tall right-hand player (1m). With a very good hand, a great sense of the game, and a superb ease in the air, he has all the potential to be part of the elite of the padel global for many years!
Denis Perino - 25 years old
The Argentinian, who had impressed in France, will begin its sixth season on the World Padel Tour, and we are really waiting for it to turn a corner. Currently 47th in the standings, the one who trains with Agustin Tapia in Barcelona clearly has the potential to enter the Top 30. Will this year alongside the experienced Ernesto Moreno take him to another dimension?
A pair that has everything to gain
Agustin Gutierrez - 21 years old
After being associated with experienced Cristian Gutierrez and Juan Cruz Belluati, Sanyo's cousin will share the track with another young player in 2021: Javier Martinez Vasquez. Together, these two young players will try to form a physical pair, difficult to overcome, which could annoy more than one!
Javier Martinez Vazquez - 22 years old
After finishing the season alongside his namesake Javi Garrido, Javi Martinez will try to bring all his explosiveness to another highly mobile player, Agustin Gutierrez. Together, the two men will want to prove that they have their place in the main draws of the WPT, if not a little more!
Sylvain Barnet, French Swiss Army Knife and sports enthusiast. Geek with a sharp quill, loves when a plan goes off without a hitch. And always up for a game.