Marbella in numbers: Galán the most successful Spaniard, Josemaría's 10th title

Marbella in numbers: Galán the most successful Spaniard, Josemaría's 10th title

The seventh tournament of the World Padel Tour season, the Cervezas Victoria Marbella Master 2022, left us with several stand-out statistics.

A major record was broken during the first Master event of the season in the men's Circuit, while Paula Josemaría reached a milestone in her career.

A lot to dig in to, then, as we analyse the best numbers from the past week on the Spanish coast!

Galán the Spanish record-breaker

Winning the 23rd title of his career, Alejandro Galán now is the Spaniard with most WPT titles to his name.

The 25-year-old has overtaken Paquito Navarro, who has 22 to his name, and Juan Lebrón closely behind with 21.

Galán started winning in 2018 with Matías Díaz, first doing so at the Valladolid Open of that year at 22 years of age.

Winning five more titles in 2019, Galán has won 16 of his tournaments with current partner Lebrón, getting together in 2020.

Paula in double digits

In the women's Circuit, Paula Josemaría won her second title of the season with Ariana Sánchez in Marbella, defending their crown from last season.

It was the tenth title of Josemaría's career, the ninth female player ever to reach double digits. This puts her level with Marta Ortega, who won her tenth in Denmark last time out.

Incidentally, Sánchez and Josemaría are the two players, male or female, with most titles to their name without ever being number ones of the world.

This, without doubt, is the next big objective on the list for the current two-seed of the WPT rankings.

Finals debutants

In both Circuits, there were debuts in the final on Sunday. Bárbara Las Heras and Verónica Virseda made their first-ever final individually, having never even made a semi-final before 2022. While they were beaten in three sets, Las Heras and Virseda will still back at another excellent tournament in Marbella.

In the men's Circuit, Alejandro Ruiz and Momo González made their first final together. Both Malagans had been in finals before - just once for González - but were in the last round as a pair for the first time.

Las Heras and Virseda are the 24th and 25th different women to reach a final and the 27th different pair. Las Heras/Virseda against Sánchez/Josemaría was the 49th different final played in the women's Circuit.

Ruiz and González are the 47th different male pair to reach a final, and the final itself was the 75th different one. Incidentally, González has faced Lebrón and Galán in both of the finals he has played, and has lost in straight sets on both occasions.

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