The Estrella Damm Madrid Master 2019 will be the scene of the first direct fight for number one on the World Padel Tour. For the first time this year, there could be a change at the top of the World Padel Tour ranking. Madrid will see the duel between the current numbers one, Sanyo Gutiérrez and Maxi Sánchez against Paquito Navarro, who will have a shot at that privileged position. Next, we review the options of these 3 protagonists in the battle for the number one that will take place at the Madrid Arena.
In the face of this eleventh appointment of the World Padel Tour course, Sanyo Gutiérrez and Maxi Sánchez, start with 12,810 points and with the baggage of their triumph in the Andorra Open 2018. That result will lead them to defend the 1,000 points obtained in the Andorran tournament which will be the next to be discounted. Paquito Navarro, on the other hand, will defend only the quarterfinals obtained in Andorra, which represent 360 points. Its current amount is 11,545.
Sanyo and Maxi would retain the number one as long as Paquito Navarro did not reach the final with Juan Lebrón. If the Sevillian managed to reach the last instance of the tournament, Maxi and Sanyo would have to make sure to play the semifinals to keep the leadership.
Paquito Navarro: The Sevillian has a provisional number one shot again. To achieve this, his options are simple. The first is to win the tournament with Juan Lebrón, a result that whatever happens would be worth it to lead the circuit. Falling in the final, it would only be worth as a result, as long as Sanyo and Maxi do not exceed the quarterfinals of the tournament.