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28 July, 2021

Franco Stupaczuk is one of Argentina’s most promising padel players. He was born on the 25th of March 1996, in Juan José Castelli, a small town in the province of Chaco.

Despite his youth, the 24 year old player is one of the stars of the WPT. He has a lot of experience in the circuit and it is already common to see him in high rounds such as semifinals and finals.

Source: WPT

He is currently in the top 9 of the WPT ranking, and aims to climb positions in the coming years.

As he told “El blog de pádel”, Stupa highlights among many of his virtues his speed, his constancy and his independence.

On the court Stupa is a bullet, his opponent should never trust him when he is on the court.

Sporting palmares

Stupa was already promising since he was a child. At just 8 years old he was already champion of Argentina in the U-12 padel category, and at 16 he became the number 1 of the Argentinean Association.

It was in 2017 when Franco managed to win his first open, the Mijas Open, and he did it alongside Cristián Gutiérrez.

That year Stupa and Cristian also managed to win the Gran Canaria Open, a tournament that made the Argentinean player the youngest player to win two titles in a row on the professional circuit.

The following season, in 2018, he also won the Granada Open alongside Cristián Gutiérrez.

In 2019, he teamed up with Matias Diaz, aka “The Warrior”, and they managed to win the Cervezas Victoria Cordoba Open, after defeating Juan Lebron and Paquito Navarro.

Source: WPT

2020 season, a new challenge

Franco Stupazcuk decided to take on a new challenge and join forces with Argentinean Carlos Daniel Gutierrez, better known as Sanyo Gutierrez.

By teaming up with the current No. 4-ranked player, the pair of Argentinians would be aiming to win every tournament they put in front of them.

Despite being a strange year marked by the coronavirus, they managed to reach the final of the Estrella Damm Alicante Open 2020 and the Estrella Damm Barcelona Master 2020. They also won the Estrella Damm Menorca Open 2020.

In 2021, Stupa announced on his social networks that he was ending his partnership with Sanyo and that he would be sharing the court with Álex Ruiz with whom he has already reached two finals this season (Estrella Damm Alicante Open 2021 and Adeslas Madrid Open 2021).

Gustavo Herraiz Canela
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