Favourites by definition: The eight pairings that will start 2018 as seeds Get to know the top 8 pairings at the start of the 2018 season on the World Padel Tour 26/02/2018 En Español Wildcards put up fights as Amsterdam Open 2022 gets underway Chile to host World Padel Tour for the first time in 2023! LIVE: Follow the first-ever Amsterdam Open 2022 for free and exclusively on WorldPadelTourTV! Amsterdam welcomes the best padel in the world for very first time Belasteguín and Coello win Madrid Master after dominant display in final Josemaría and Sánchez overcome final debutants Iglesias and Osoro to win Madrid Master Coello and Belasteguín final-bound, outlast Chingotto and Tello in Madrid Master Osoro and Iglesias beat twins in Madrid Master to make first-ever final! Ruiz and González make second final of the season in Madrid Master Josemaría and Sánchez survive three-set grudge match in Madrid Master semi-final Coello and Belasteguín hand number ones shock defeat in Madrid Master quarter-finals! Josemaría and Sánchez firm, other top four seeds all out in Madrid Master quarter-finals! The start of the 2018 season on the World Padel Tour is just around the corner. Keeping in mind the changes in pairings, it's a good moment to take a look at the hierarchy and the pairings that will kick off the campaign as seeds. Take a look at the favourites for 2018:1 Fernando Belasteguín and Pablo LimaThis will be the number one pairing's fourth season together. This is the duo to beat. Although it hasn't been easy to keep their spot at the top, especially last year when they had to wait until the penultimate tournament of the season to confirm their yer-end number one ranking. In 2018, this padel machine will once again look to dominate the World Padel Tour.2 Daniel "Sanyo" Gutiérrez and Maximiliano SánchezThe duo from San Luis will share the court once again after a two year hiatus. Sanyo Gutiérrez and Maxi Sánchez will be the world number two pairing and will have to manage the pressure that comes with the expectations surrounding them. A 2.0 version of Sanyo and Maxi that is looking to relive their glorious past and build an ambitious future together. Magic, power and entertainment all in one.3 Paquito Navarro and Juan Martín DíazAfter a year on the sidelines, the legendary Juan Martín Díaz is back on tour and teams up with one of the best players on the planet, Paquito Navarro. The Andalusian won 5 titles with Sanyo Gutierrez last year, while Juan Martin's protected ranking will enable him to start the year as one of the hot favourites. A mixture of talent hardly ever seen which will look to take on the best players in the world.4 Franco Stupaczuk and Cristian GutiérrezThis will be Franco Stupaczuk and Cristian Gutiérrez's second season together. They won two titles on the bounce in 2017 (Mijas and Gran Canaria). Gutierrez's class and control fits in perfectly with Stupaczuk's outlandish style of play. They ended the year fourth and now Carlos Pozzoni's men are only looking up. 2018 will test whether this pairing can move on to the next level.5 Matías Díaz and Alejandro GalánMatías Díaz's experience and character joins forces with the up and coming Alejandro Galán. The pairing is looking to adapt quickly to continue evolving in the elite. Matias Diaz has already proved that he can take every single partner he's had to the top. On this umpteenth journey, he is joined by one of the biggest Spanish talents to come out recently on the World Padel Tour. After his meteoric rise in 2018, Galan will be tested again this season.6 Juan Mieres and Miguel LampertiThis will be the third year together for Bahia Blanca's Juan Mieres and Miguel Lamperti, who are looking to leave behind the problems from 2017 which sidelined Mieres at the start of the year. A pairing whose competitive edge is beyond question. Their challenge is to find their best version quickly. That version that is capable of putting any pairing against the ropes. Their biggest objective will be to win a title, something they are yet to achieve together. In this third chapter of their history together, the only novelty is that they will no longer work with Gustavo Pratto.7 Juan Cruz Belluati and Juan LebrónTwo young promises that are quickly establishing themselves. Juan Cruz Belluati and Juan Lebrón are now looking to take on the best players together. Youth, talent and fearlessness are the characteristics of the youngest pairing in the top 8. Severino Iezzi will coack this young project that wants to be a regular fixture in the elite.8 Álvaro Cepero and Gonzalo "Godo" DíazMagic and more magic. That's Gonzalo "Godo" Díaz and Álvaro Cepero. The Argentine is one of the most exquisite players on tour and wants to continue translating that into positive results. After his two year spell with Lucho Capra, Godo Diaz now lines up alongside Álvaro Cepero. The Andalusian reached his first Master Final in 2017 and wants to build on from there. His talent will be put to the test in 2018.