Already at the bottom of the smashers rankings, Fede Chingotto achieves the double in the statistics of Padel Intelligence by being the worst performing player in rulo.

As a reminder, the rulo is a shot derived from the smash where a player hits the ball with topspin and aims at the opposite grid. A short smash placed and crossed which forces the diagonal defender to come and block before the grid, at the risk of being caught by the random rebound against the metal. A technique which allows you to keep the net while leaving your opponents at the bottom, without taking too much risk and varying in relation to the bandeja or vibora.

While we had observed the total domination of Javier Ruiz and Franco Stupaczuk in this sector, we can now focus on the bottom left corner of the graph where the players hitting the fewest rulos with the lowest success rate are located:

Rulos chart Padel market

This graph illustrates a perfectly understandable trend which is the very episodic use of the rulo for right-handed players. Indeed, placing the rulo along the line is much more risky and technical, which explains the presence of the right players that we see in the lower left corner: Sanyo Gutierrez, Momo Gonzalez and therefore Fede Chingotto who almost reaches the union minimum with less than 0,5% of rolls made after a lob and efficiency on this shot.

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!