Sanyo Gutierrez and Maxi Sanchez have definitively buried the old cliché that "second parts are never good". Four years ago Maxi Sánchez and Sanyo Gutiérrez completed their first season together on the World Padel Tour. The duo from San Luis ended the year in third place in the rankings after winning the title in Malaga against Pablo Lima and Juan Mieres in the final and they also ended the year by winning the Master Final against Fernando Belasteguín and Juan Martín Díaz. They ended the year on 4000 points after reaching a further four finals, in Cordoba, Lisbon, San Fernando and Seville.
A dreamy 2018
In their second spell together, Maxi and Sanyo proved from the get go that they were looking to take over the crown after winning three of the first four tournaments. Having now reached ther peak, the duo from San Luis is now more consistent and much more competitive than before. They came close to stealing Bela and Lima's number one spot but fell short against them in the final of the Valencia Master. Bela picked up an injury in Mijas just as the battle was heating up and this opened the doors to Sanyo and Maxi. They reached 12 finals and won 8 titles, claiming a total of 13,820 points. They also had the highest win percentage, at 86%. Except for four quarter final defeats, the Argentines were always in the final of every big tournament. An impressive end to the season, with wins in Buenos Aires and Murcia, sealed their objective. 2018 was the year that they accomplished their dream of reaching the top of world padel.