The breakup of the number 4 pair of the WPT men's ranking, Franco Stupaczuk and Alex Ruiz, has caused a domino effect between many of the couples in the top ten. Yesterday, WPT published the updated ranking, and this is how the new teams have been positioned.
A few weeks ago, the news that Stupa and Ruiz had broken up fell like a bucket of cold water in the padel world. As usually happens in these cases, when a couple in the top 10 breaks up, the splitting up of other couples throughout the weeks, and the consequent reorganization of the ranking.
On the official WPT website, the updated ranking was published yesterday, and this is how the couples in the top 10 would be - concerning the classification of the last WPT tournament.
WPT Ranking (as of 18/04/2022)
1- Alejandro Galan/Juan Lebron
2- Paquito Navarro/Martin Di Nenno
3- Agustin Tapia/Sanyo Gutierrez
4- Juan Tello (+1) / Federico Chingotto (+1)
5- Franco Stupaczuk (-1) / Pablo Lima (+2)
6- Fernando Belasteguin/Arturo Coello
7- Momo Gonzalez (+2) / Alex Ruiz (-3)
8- Maxi Sanchez (-1) / Lucho Capra
9- Javier Ruiz (-1) / Javier Rico
10- Javier Garrido (+1) / Lucas Campagnolo (+1)
Undoubtedly, the couple that has benefited the most from the changes in the top 10 was Chingotto/Tello. Since from the next WPT Brussels Open, they will begin to compete from the round of 16, being one of the four seeded couples.