Contrary to the rumors that send Stupa with Paquito Navarro, we would rather be tempted to bet on an association Franco Stupaczuk / Pablo Cardona.

Stupa likes to play with lefties

Franco Stupaczuk likes lefties. He notably played with Pablo Lima and Alex Ruiz, with the success that we know. In 2021, he won the Sardinia Open and the Mexico Open with Alex Ruiz, and we remember this incredible Stupa victory with Pablo Lima during the Human Padel Open in Toulouse in 2022.

2023 was the best year for Stupa alongside his childhood friend and former partner, Martin Di Nenno, with a total of six events in the World Padel Tour won. But in 2024, the situation is much more complicated. Two pairs dominate: Tapia/Coello and Chingotto/Galán. For the moment, no title for Di Nenno / Stupa…

We then understand why the track of Pablo Cardona, a young left-handed Spaniard under 20 years old, and who is certainly one of the future greats of the padel worldwide, is put forward by certain experts.

Cardona: the logical choice

If other options seem more logical in terms of ranking, like Sanz or Yanguas, choosing Cardona would be an interesting choice for us. First of all, he is a left-handed player with a very offensive game, which Stupa particularly appreciates. An association with Stupa would obviously be an opportunity that would be difficult to refuse for the 32nd player in the world. The promotion would be dazzling, and Cardona could become a regular in the last four of the biggest tournaments in the world. This would certainly be the objective of this possible association.

Ranking, really a problem?

Cardona's only problem, besides some irregularity, is his ranking. Stupa might think twice, because despite his 8625 points, he could fall out of the Top 4 pairs. But if it is a long-term association, there is no doubt that Stupa could move on. Once again, the separation between Di Nenno and Stupa has not yet been confirmed, but as we told you yesterday, we are trying to disentangle the truth from the falsehood. For now, the flair of our friend Stéphane Penso seems correct.

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.