Paquito Navarro, 8th player in the world, will be associated with the young left-hander paul cardona, 31st player in the world for the rest of the 2024 season on the professional circuit Premier Padel.

Stupa did not dare, but Paco did it. Playing with a young player under 20 years old and ranked above 30th in the world is necessarily a short-term risk. By joining forces with Pablo, Paco will no longer be part of the protected pairs.

To fully understand the consequences of this association, you just need to see the cut, for example, for the P1 in Malaga, in order to be part of the first 4 seeds. The cut is around 6500 points. However, Cardona only contributes 1532 points to Paco's 7570 points. With a cumulative total of around 9000 points, we can reasonably think that the pair will be either seeded 5 or seeded 6. This difference is important because Paco, who was until then protected (because ts4 with Lebron) to avoid a pair from the top 4 until the semi-final, will no longer be. Stupa understood this well by favoring an association with Mike Yanguas.

But did Paquito Navarro really have a choice? Not necessarily. Ultimately, this could be a winning combination to revive Paco who has not been in very good shape since the start of the season. As we saw during P2 in Bordeaux, the young Spaniard is a surprising left-hander who will bring a lot of punch to the game. An offensive player in full progress, he could well lead in his rise to Paco who is just asking for that: to come back at the very forefront.

And let's remember that Cardona is one of the most prolific smashers on the circuit. Certainly, this costs him some sometimes avoidable errors, but the alliance with Paco could be a winning formula allowing him to better balance his game.

For the moment, the information is not yet confirmed, although we can trust Padel Cervezas, who is the originator of the information.

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.