A two days from the last World Padel Tour Final Master of History, the circuit which will bow out in a week returns to all editions of the “Masters Tournament”. Flashback.
The first Master Final in the history of World Padel Tour. The grand final pitted two legendary pairs against each other: world number ones Fernando Belasteguín and Juan Martín Díaz against Maxi Sánchez and Sanyo Gutiérrez.
The match, best of five sets, would end with the abandonment of the number one pair while the score read 6-7 6-1 7-6 in favor of Maxi and Sanyo, who became the first Masters of the World Padel Tour.
In 2014, the Master Final which took place in Madrid once again featured the same four protagonists: Fernando Belasteguín and Juan Martín Díaz against Maxi Sánchez and Sanyo Gutiérrez.
Once again in this edition, the Masters were Maxi Sánchez and Sanyo Gutiérrez, who beat the number ones 7-6 5-7 7-5. Second edition and second title for Maxi and Sanyo.
During the Master Final of the year 2015, the final pitted Maxi Sánchez and Juan Martín Díaz against Maxi Grabiel and Ramiro Moyano.
Thanks to a remontada, Maxi and Juan Martín won 2-6 6-4 6-1. It was the third consecutive title for a Maxi who continued his faultless performance in the Master Finals of World Padel Tour.
The 2016 edition of the Master Final which took place in Madrid pitted Paquito Navarro and Sanyo Gutiérrez against Miguel Lamperti and Juani Mieres in the final.
For the first time, the debates were closed in two sets, in favor of Paquito and Sanyo, who sealed the victory thanks to a 6-3 6-4. It was the first coronation for Paquito and already the third for Sanyo, who joined his former partner Maxi at the top of the ranking.
The 2017 edition pitted Fernando Belasteguín and Pablo Lima against Mati Díaz and Maxi Sánchez in the grand final of the Madrid Master Final.
The final was a demonstration of Lima and Bela, who played their best padel and dominated their opponents 6-3 6-2 for the 1 number 2017s, who were crowned Masters of the World Padel Tour for the first time, and which put an end to Maxi Sanchez's invincibility in the final.
The 2018 Master Final had a huge stake: the number 1 place of the season between the pairs Belasteguín / Lima and Sánchez / Gutiérrez.
But Maxi and Sanyo, who arrived with the 1st seed behind them, could not keep up the pace of an inspired Bela / Lima pair. 7-6 6-3 for the Spanish-Brazilian pair who won their second consecutive Masters crown and once again finished the year on top.
In 2019, we again found Pablo Lima and Fernando Belasteguín, but this time opposed. The first teamed with Ale Galán, while the second was associated with Agus Tapia.
Galán and Lima won this match 7-6 6-3, giving the Brazilian a third consecutive title. The Madrilenian was crowned for the first time.
In the Menorca Master Final 2020, a memorable final pitted Fernando Belasteguín and Agus Tapia against Juan Lebrón and Ale Galán. The two best pairs of the season came face to face on Menorcan soil to try to end the year in style.
In an excellent match from them, Bela and Tapia managed to achieve an emotional victory, 6-3 7-6, against the world number ones. The third title for Bela, who joined Maxi, Sanyo and Lima at the top of the ranking, and the first for Agustín Tapia, who became the youngest player to win the competition.
At the Master Final in Madrid in 2021, the final pitted Juan Lebrón and Ale Galán, the numbers 1, against Sanyo Gutiérrez and Agustín Tapia.
In a superb Madrid Arena, Ale and Juan once again imposed their law on the pitch to conquer the tournament of tournaments. A double 6-4 for Lebrón and Galán, who were crowned Masters of the World Padel Tour.
At the Master Final in Barcelona in 2022, Alejandro Galán and Juan Lebrón faced, somewhat to everyone's surprise, the pair formed especially for the Masters tournament, Fede Chingotto / Martín Di Nenno.
In an epic match from all four players, Ale and Juan were the ones to seal the victory in three sets. 6-4, 6-7 6-2 for the Spaniards who won the title of Masters of the World Padel Tour for the second time as a pair. Third title for the Madrilenian who joined Bela, Lima, Maxi and Sanyo with three victories at the Master Final.
The first Masters tournament in the history of World Padel Tour. At the 2013 Estrella Damm Master Final, world number ones Patty Llaguno and Eli Amatriaín faced Alejandra Salazar and Icíar Montes.
And it was the first title for Alejandra Salazar, who at the end of a very close match, 6-4 4-6 6-4, became with Icíar Montes the first queens of the Master Final.
Once again, the Spanish capital, Madrid, hosted the “tournament of tournaments” in 2014. The Master Final in its second women's edition pitted Mapi and Majo Sánchez Alayeto against Lucía Sainz and Marta Ortega. A slightly unbalanced match on paper since it opposed pairs 1 and 6 in the 2014 ranking.
And unsurprisingly, the final favored the world number ones, the Atomic Twins, who won the match 6-4 7-5 and won their first Masters crown.
In 2015, Madrid hosted a new edition of the Master Final. The women's grand final pitted number 1s Mapi and Majo Sánchez Alayeto against Marta Marrero and Alejandra Salazar.
Salazar and Marrero, full of confidence after winning the previous tournament in Valencia, showed their best face again during the Masters tournament and won 6-2 6-3 in the final. Already Ale's second title.
The Estrella Damm Master Final 2016 once again pitted the Alayeto twins against Alejandra Salazar and Marta Marrero in Madrid in the final. The two best pairs in the world face each other for a rematch from 2015.
And this time the balance tipped towards Mapi and Majo, who managed to defeat numbers 1 6-2 7-6!
In the final of the Madrid Master Final 2017 we found the Alayeto sisters again, but this time against two young players, Marta Ortega and Ariana Sánchez.
Taking advantage of their experience, Mapi and Majo, who won 7/5 7/5, were crowned queens of the Master Final for the second year in a row.
In Madrid in 2018, we were treated to the beauty between Marta Marrero / Alejandra Salazar and Mapi / Majo Sánchez Alayeto. A dream final between the two best pairs in the world at the time.
Marta Marrero and Alejandra Salazar played at their best in Madrid and ended the year in the best possible way. Victorious 6-3 6-2 in the final, they offered themselves a second title together, after that of 2015.
In 2019, the Master Final of World Padel Tour moved to Barcelona and we found Alejandra Salazar and Marta Marrero again, but not on the same side of the track. The first was associated with Ariana Sánchez, the second formed with Marta Ortega the number 1 pair.
One of the most hotly contested finals of the Master Final saw Alejandra Salazar and Ariana Sánchez win at the end of the suspense: 7-5 3-6 7-6.
In a year 2020 marked by the global pandemic, the World Padel Tour organized a spectacular final event during the Menorca Master Final 2020. Mahón hosted this magnificent competition which brought an end to such a special year. On the sporting front, Lucía Sainz and Gemma Triay faced Alejandra Salazar and Ariana Sánchez in the women's grand final. Pair one versus pair two.
The battle leaned towards Lucía Sainz and Gemma Triay, who with a 6-4 6-3 extinguished the double dreams of Ale and Ari.
The 2021 Madrid Master Final pitted Paula Josemaría and Ariana Sánchez against Lucía Sainz and Marta Marrero in the annual grand final.
In two sets and without much difficulty (6-4 6-2), Ariana Sánchez and Paula Josemaría were crowned queens of the year 2021 of the World Padel Tour.
The Estrella Damm Barcelona Master Final 2022 gave us the finale of finals. The battle of battles World Padel Tour, since the number 1 position was at stake. The protagonists of this magnificent battle were on one side Gemma Triay and Alejandra Salazar, and on the other Ariana Sánchez and Paula Josemaría.
On the track, a superb fight saw Gemma Triay and Alejandra Salazar finally win 3-6 6-4 6-4 and be crowned number one of 2022 and queens of the Master Final! Note that Ale won his fifth title in the “Masters Tournament”!
And this year, who do you think will walk away with the trophy?
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