It's time to present a new graph of Padel Intelligence which this time will focus on the winning point/direct fault ratio on the circuit Premier Padel among the gentlemen.

Winning points and unforced errors are not just statistical numbers counted during the match. The connection of these two elements makes it possible to easily identify the profile of the player (offensive or defensive) and to establish his degree of effectiveness, if he hits enough winning points or if he does not give any free points to the adversary.

Now let's take a look at this graph. As a reminder, data is collected on matches in the first four tournaments of the season regarding players who have played at least five matches. Since the beginning of the year, Padel Intelligence recorded no less than 13.456 winning points and 10.140 unforced errors:

The most effective is Galan!

To identify the best ones, focus on the bottom right corner of the graph. We see that only one player clearly dominates the category: Alejandro Galan. The Spaniard is the player with the best rate of winning points scored (10,5%) while maintaining a percentage of unforced errors below average, 4%.

Some offensive players, who do not reach the score of Galantico, compensate with a lower rate of unforced errors, like Javi Garrido and Paquito Navarro. The other players on the left are generally above average for unprovoked errors, like Agustin Tapia, Alex Arroyo and Franco Stupaczuk.

Chingotto stands out again

Clearly, Fede Chingotto is not a player like the others. After his ineffectiveness at smash et at the wheel, the Argentinian stands out this time by being the player who records the fewest unforced errors (2,5%) while signing the fewest winning points (3,5%). He is at the end of a trend which brings together many right-wing players like Juan LeBron, Javi Rico or Mike Yanguas.

By seeing this graph, we understand better how the association between El Raccoon and Ale Galan is special: a team that finds its balance between attack and defense.

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!