For several months, we have continued to say that Agustín Tapia is put in the fridge by his opponents. However, the statistics show a completely different reality.

Many people are talking on social networks about the famous fridge of which Tapia would be a victim, which would explain his less good moments or his frustration on the field. The reality is a little more complex.

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Our friends from Padel market have, as always, a keen eye for this type of analysis.

16 matches out of 48 played in 2024

Tapia and Coello have played 48 games this season. And hold on tight, out of these 48 matches, Arturo only touched more balls than Agustín on 16 occasions. In other words, Tapia plays more than Coello in almost 70% of matches!

On the other hand, interestingly, out of the 16 matches where Coello is called upon more than his partner, we find the 9 matches against Galán (2 with Lebrón and 7 with Chingotto)!

In the 9 matches against Galán, Tapia played on average only 41,9% of his team's balls.

54,3% of balls played by Tapia

In comparison, in the other 39 games this season, Tapia played an average of 54,3% of the balls.

In summary, to beat Tapia and Coello, the tactic of playing a lot on Coello seems effective. But for the moment, only the Galán/Chingotto and Galán/Lebrón pairs have managed to successfully carry out this strategy. The other pairs either did not try or did not succeed in winning despite the refrigeration carried out on Tapia…

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.