Ale Galán and Juan Lebron, number 1 for three years: the couple announces their separation in paddle tennis
The world of padel is currently experiencing a seismic change with the recent news of the separation of Ale Galán and Juan Lebron, the Spanish couple who dominated the circuit as number one for three seasons. This announcement, confirmed by various media, marks the end of an era in the sport and predicts a domino effect among the best pairs in the world of paddle tennis.
Galán and Lebron, who were at the top of the rankings in 2020, 2021 and 2022, winning 27 titles in the World Padel Tour and 4 in Premier Padel, have made the decision to separate at the end of this season. This turn in her career comes at a crucial time for padel, with the conclusion of the World Padel Tour and its affiliation with Premier Padel led by Qatar and Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
The reasons for the separation of Galán and Lebron
The reasons for this separation, according to sources consulted, point to a decision by Ale Galán. Although the Madrid player’s surroundings suggest that an evaluation will be made at the end of the season, The news caused a surprise and speculation in circles. Injuries and recent challenges, including the loss of number one to Argentine-Spanish duo Agustín Tapia and Arturo Coello, appear to have influenced this decision.
The confirmation of this news comes at a time of intense rumors and speculation, just before the Premier Padel tournament in Milan. This announcement doesn’t just change the landscape for Galán and Lebron, but also affects the configuration of the most important pairs in the world padel.
The future of Galán and Lebron and the impact on the padel circuit
With the separation, both Galán and Lebron are already looking for new partners for next season. It is rumored that Galán could move to Chingotto, who recently parted ways with Navarro, while Lebron is considering options between young talents such as Mike Yanguas and Jon Sanz. Other players such as Momo González, Álex Ruiz and Juan Tello are also talking about forming new pairs.
This decision by Galán and Lebron not only closes a chapter of success and dominance in paddle tennis, but also opens a new phase of uncertainty and expectations on the circuit. The only pair confirmed for next season is the pair consisting of Sanyo Gutiérrez and Paquito Navarro, while Tapia and Coello as well as Di Nenno and Stupaczuk are expected to continue together. However, the landscape could change drastically with these new movements.