A strong pairing has come together for 2018. The colossal power of one of the biggest hitters on tour, Pablo Lijó, joins the intelligent strategist Maximiliano Grabiel. A duo looking to compete at all the big events in 2018, which should be one of the most competitive seasons on the men's tour.
One of the references of international padel for over a decade, Maxi Grabiel experienced an agitated end to 2017. After not being able to start the season with Agustín Gómez Silingo, Grabiel began with Miguel Lamperti, who he played one tournament with. After that, he played with Silingo in five tournaments after his return to the tour. Grabiel ended the year next to one of his good friends, Ramiro Moyano. The common denominator was that Grabiel was competitive with all of his partners. His calmness and knowledge of the game are some of his greatest virtues. These helped him to reach the Master Final once again, an event he's attended on more consecutive occasions than any other player on tour. Mister Master ended the year 16th on 2660 points.
Pablo Lijó is a great example of a lightning quick adaptation to padel in just a couple of years. He transferred from tennis and has made it to the elite in just five years. In 2017, Lijó started the year with Jordi Muñoz and ended the season with Willy Lahoz. He achieved his best results alongside Lahoz, winning the Cabrera de Mar Challenger and reaching two quarter finals, for a total of 1995 points and a ranking of 25th. The player from Santa Uxía de Ribeira has one of the hardest shots on tour. His growth continues and his target now is to book a place at the Master Final. Will "Mister Master" be the person to take him there?