Full name: Fernando BelasteguinNickname: BelaSport: PadelDate of birth: 19 May, 1979Place of birth: Pehuajo, Buenos Aires, AgentinaResidence: Barcelona, SpainHeight: 5'9"
Fernando Belasteguín (Pehuajo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, born 19 May 1979), also known as "Bela", is an Argentinian professional padel player who is currently No. 1 in the WPT (World Padel Tour) ranking. He plays on the backhand side of the court and is right-handed. At age 22 he was the youngest player in the world to reach No. 1. Padel pair Juan Martin Diaz and Fernando Belasteguín were the only pair in history to spend 1 year 9 months undefeated, winning 22 consecutive tournaments (September 2005 to May 2007). They were also the only pair to hold the No. 1 world ranking for 13 years and to win 170 tournaments.
Belasteguín is the only player in the history of Argentinian padel to have obtained 10 Silver Olimpias. His track record includes winning five Padel World Championships: in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2014, and 2016. He is currently the player who has spent the longest at No. 1 in the WPT world ranking.
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