The 2018 season is heading into its final chapters before the curtains are drawn on this fascinating season. With this, some battles in the rankings have been defined and others are still taking place. After the Bilbao Open 2018, there are just two tournament's to go on the men's tour and just one on the women's. Once those are finished, it's time for the Estrella Damm Master Final 2018, where only the top sixteen players take part. Here are the biggest changes in both rankings after the World Padel Tour stopped off in the Basque Country for the tenth Open of the year:
After the action in the Bilbao Arena, the World Padel Tour is still commanded by Maxi Sánchez who has 12,730 points. His partner Sanyo Gutiérrez is on 11,955 points in second place. Their advantage over Pablo Lima has been reduced after the Brazilian won the tournament with Paquito Navarro. Lima is on 10,030 points, while Navarro is now just 700 points behind Matías Díaz in fifth place. Inside the top ten, Juan Mieres and Miguel Lamperti have moved up two places after reaching their second final of the year, pushing down Cristian Gutiérrez and Franco Stupaczuk. The duo from Bahia Blanca is back in 8th on 5680 points. After reaching their third semifinals of the year, Javi Ruiz and Uri Botello have taken another step towards the Master Final. Their advantage over Ramiro Moyano and Luciano Capra is now 650 points. The biggest climber this week is the legendary Agustín Gómez Silingo who has rised nine places to 28th on 1394 points.
With just one event to go (Murcia Open 2018), Majo and Mapi Sánchez Alayeto have sealed the end of year number one ranking again. After reaching the final against Marrero and Salazar, the twins are on 13,270 points, which their most immediate pursuers, Gemma Triay and Lucía Sainz can't reach anymore from their 9565 points. The sisters will therefore finish on top for the second season running. Marta Marrero and Alejandra Salazar claimed their fourth title of the year and are now on 9055 and 8460 points respectively. Marta Ortega and Ariana Sánchez are in fourth and 1440 points ahead of Patty Llaguno and Elisabet Amatriaín. The qualifiers for the Master Final have almost been confirmed but nothing is confirmed yet. The last two places are currently occupied by Teresa Navarro and Victoria Iglesias on 2860 points. The biggest climber in the 50 is Mallorca's Sandra Hernández who has gone up nine places to 31st on 970 points.
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