GET TO KNOW THE STARS OF WPT: Fernando Belasteguín

Bela was born on 19th May 1979, in Pehuajo, Argentina. He is the most successful and renowned Padel player to date, since he holds the record for being ranked number 1 for 16 consecutive years. He also became the youngest number 1 player in the world at age 22. Another significant milestone is that Bela played 250 finals and won more than 200.

Bela -a left side player- made his debut on the professional circuit in 1995, when he was just 15; and just 5 years later he became the number 1 in Argentina. In 2001, he also became number 1 in Spain and shortly after number 1 in the world. 

At present, Bela is ranked number 7 in the World Padel Tour.

Bela in numbers:

WPT Matches played: 414

Win/Loss Ratio: 369/45

WPT Best Win Streak: 63

WPT Pro Since: 2013

WPT Career Tournament Titles: 57 

Bela’s playing partners along his professional career:

  • Juan Martin Diaz (2001-2014)
  • Pablo Lima (2015-2019)
  • Guillermo Lahoz (2015, as Lima was injured)
  • Agustin Tapia (August 2019-Present)

Nowadays, Bela lives in Barcelona together with his wife and 3 kids.

Fede, Bela, Cristina, Bea and Sofia.

Fun fact:

Our Head Coach, Mauri Andrini, was also born in Pehuajo. Bela and Mauri used to train together and share the same coach. They were even playing partners in a couple of matches! Just #differentlevel – The coach was Carlos Martin Estruch (Pato Estruch) –

WATCH the best videos of BELA chosen by HELLO PADEL ACADEMY.


WE RECOMMEND THIS VIDEO – The Best of Bela 2019

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