Stupaczuk and Lima announce new promising partnership

Franco Stupaczuk and Pablo Lima have announced they will unite to form a brand-new partnership in World Padel Tour effective immediately.

Stupaczuk and Lima announce new promising partnership

Franco Stupaczuk and Pablo Lima have announced they will unite to form a brand-new partnership in World Padel Tour effective immediately.

The Argentinian Stupaczuk and Brazilian Lima will immediately be amongst the favourites for tournament wins for the rest of 2022, with both players having a lot of winning pedigree.

Stupa and Lima currently man the eighth and 12th places in the ranking respectively and will be the fifth-ranked pairing in the rankings. This pushes Juan Tello and Federico Chingotto up to fourth.

Stupaczuk announced the new partnership on his social media:

 

Stupaczuk and Lima in 2022

Franco Stupaczuk started 2022 with his partner from the entirety of last season Alejandro Ruiz, but struggled out of the gate, being eliminated in the quarter-finals in both Miami and Reus.

Stupa and Ruiz won two tournaments from five finals in 2021 and ended the year on a very high note, but could not replicate the same form in the new season. The semi-finals were reached in Vigo and Alicante, but on both occasions, they were bested in three sets by Paquito Navarro and Martín Di Nenno.

Lima started 2022 with another former number one in Maxi Sánchez. Despite having 71 wins between them in the World Padel Tour era, more than any other active pairing, the South Americans stranded in the quarter-finals at all four events they played, never able to take the next step.

A three-time number one, Lima is one of the most successful players of all time. In Stupaczuk, he unquestionably joins one of the most talented young players in the Circuit in a potentially deadly cocktail.

With close to a month until the next Open in Brussels, both Stupaczuk and Lima decided it was an opportune moment to switch partners and join forces.

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