Tears of a legend: what we didn't see from Bela's tribute [Vídeo]

A legend of the sport that proved he was human after 15 years on top

Tears of a legend: what we didn't see from Bela's tribute [Vídeo]

Fernando Belasteguín took a one-way ticket to the Olympus of sport. The Argentine player ensured he would finish the season as the world number one after qualifying for the semifinals of the Estrella Damm Zaragoza OpenThis will be his fifteenth year on top of the sport - thirteen alongside Juan Martín Diáz and the other two with Pablo Lima -. At the end of the match, Jose Luis Serrano - CEO of the World Padel Tour - awarded Bela a plaque to commemorate his feat. No athlete has managed to dominate an elite sport for so long. Belasteguin was very emotional when he was interviewed after being handed the award as he remembered his family and didn't want to forget Juan Martin Diaz or Pablo Lima. He claimed that padel was a team sport and that he'd been lucky enough to have played with two of the best players on tour. A feat that made the front-page news, some images that show a more human side to Bela, an interview where an active legend unveiled his most intimate side.

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