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25 June, 2022

Sharing the court with Arturo Coello and with a very special backhand, Javi Ruiz has consolidated his position as number 16 in the World Padel Tour ranking.

After several years of dedicating himself entirely to tennis, his career on the professional padel circuit began in 2013 as Peli Espejo’s partner.

Source: WPT

But it wasn’t until mid-2017, when Javi Ruiz, who came from sharing the court with Peter Alonso-Martínez and Uri Botello, who was paired with Fernando Poggi, decided to join forces and form a project that, since then, has done nothing but take them to the top.

During the following year, Javi and Uri won two WPT Challengers and reached the semifinals. This formidable progression allowed them to finish the year in the top eight, which meant a direct place in the Final Master where they reached the quarter-finals.

Interview Javi Ruiz and Uri Botello

Taking stock of 2018, the player from Granada, in an interview with Mundipadel, added that: “This season by far has been the best season of my career so far. In all aspects, physical, technical and mental and without a doubt, I have far exceeded all the goals I have set myself”.

Undoubtedly, 2019 was the year in capital letters. After a minor back problem that forced him to withdraw from the Marbella Masters and after three consecutive tournaments losing in the last sixteen, in Valladolid, he reemerged like a phoenix reaching his first semi-final.

Source: WPT

During that year, Javi and Uri were the only duos that managed to beat the Galan-Lima pairing twice since they joined as a couple.

The desire, effort and hard work paid off and they closed 2019 with two finals behind them. A very important step that helped them reach number five in the WPT rankings and put them back in the Final Master for the second year in a row, where they reached the quarter-finals.

2020 was indeed a tough year for everyone. The circuit was only able to carry out 11 events out of the 22 they had planned, but Javi’s year ended with a very good padel.

The pair managed to reach the final in Sardinia and the semi-finals in Alicante, Marbella, and Madrid’s tournaments.

Source: WPT

And although there were some ups and downs during the year, Javi and Uri were once again present at the Final Master, where they reached the semifinals for the third year in a row.

In July 2021, Javi and Uri parted ways. Arturo Coello became Javi’s new partner, a pairing that promises at least showmanship and quality on the WORLD PADEL TOUR court.

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