Breakdown: How Galán/Lebrón and Navarro/Di Nenno can end 2021 as WPT number ones

We break down what Di Nenno-Navarro and Galán-Lebrón have to do in the remaining two events to end 2021 as WPT number ones!

Breakdown: How Galán/Lebrón and Navarro/Di Nenno can end 2021 as WPT number ones

With their victory at the Buenos Aires Padel Master 2021, the impossible is starting to look possible for Martín Di Nenno and Paquito Navarro as they can still become WPT number ones in 2021. They are now within striking range of current leaders Alejandro Galán and Juan Lebrón.

Here is what Di Nenno and Navarro have to do at the remaining two tournaments to end 2021 as number ones, and what Galán and Lebrón have to do to retain their status at the top.

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Current World Padel Tour standings

In The Race 2021, which will be how the rankings will look by the end of the year, here is how things stand. Galán and Lebrón are on 11.585 points, with seven finals made, six of which they have won.

Di Nenno and Navarro are on 10.840 points, just 745 points behind. They have made nine finals, but only managed to win three, just half of their rivals.

Both pairs have won two Masters, however, winning 1.700 points instead of the 1.000 you get for an Open.

With just two tournaments left, this week's CDMX Open and the Estrella Damm Master Final in mid-December, there are a total of 2.300 points up for grabs; 1.000 at the Open, 1.300 at the Master Final.

What Galán/Lebrón have to do to remain number ones

For the current number ones, they can close this book in Mexico. They have to outscore Di Nenno and Navarro by 320 points to mathematically secure top status.

If they win the CDMX Open, they are number ones, no matter how far Di Nenno and Navarro go.

If Ale and Juan lose the final in Mexico, Martín and Paquito would have to be eliminated in the quarter-finals or round of 16. Strand before the final, and the fight is not over, regardless of Di Nenno and Navarro's finishing position.

Unless Di Nenno and Navarro win the CDMX Open and Galán and Lebrón are out in the quarter-finals or round of 16, the two Spaniards will still be ahead in the standings going into the Master Final.

Depending on what the points differential is heading into the Estrella Damm Master Final, Galán and Lebrón will just have to out-perform Di Nenno and Navarro.

Even in the absolute worst-case scenario for the holders, which is they go out in the round of 16 in Mexico and Paquito and Martín win, this would remain true.

What it comes down to for Ale Galán and Juan Lebrón is: win the CDMX Open and they are guaranteed number ones.

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What Di Nenno/Navarro have to do to become WPT number ones

In a way, Di Nenno and Navarro also still have their fate in their own hands.

That is because if they win both the CDMX Open and the Estrella Damm Master Final, they are guaranteed number ones.

On the other side, if Galán and Lebrón win in Mexico, it is over.

Navarro and Di Nenno will have close the gap in Mexico by more than 225 points for them to have their fate in their own hands heading into the Master Final.

A win would do exactly that for Navarro and Di Nenno. Or, reaching the final while Galán and Lebrón strand in the semi's or earlier, OR reaching the semi-finals while Galán and Lebrón strand in the round of 16. If they cannot close the gap by 225 points, a finals appearance in Madrid would be enough for the current number ones to retain their crown.

The Master Finals winners get 1.300 points, while the finalists get 780, a difference of 520, 225 less than the current gap of 745 points.

If Navarro and Di Nenno can close the gap in Mexico by over 510 points, which could only happen if they won while Lebrón and Galán end in the semi's or earlier, they would only have to outperform the Spanish number ones at the Master Finals to end the year as number ones.

What it comes down to for Paquito Navarro and Martín Di Nenno is: win the CDMX Open and the Master Final and they are guaranteed WPT number ones.

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