Would you again your self to hit a tennis ball by a automobile’s solar roof from a rooftop 120 ft above it? No, me neither, but it surely didn’t daunt one padel star.
Fernando Belasteguín topped the world rankings in padel, Europe’s quickest rising sport, for 16 years, and he confirmed precisely why he was in a position to obtain that by pulling off a ‘virtually inconceivable’ trick shot.
With only a 70x50cm open sunroof of a Cupra Ateca SUV to intention at, Belasteguin was in a position to hit the goal with obvious ease on the very first try.
“When Cupra (the official worldwide sponsor of the World Padel Tour) approached me with the problem I believed I wasn’t going to go away right here till I made it,” Belasteguín stated.
“I needed to hit the ball in a method I’ve by no means finished earlier than. I took the wind into consideration when calculating the trajectory of the ball and I received it proper on the primary attempt.
“Who would have stated that after 30 years of enjoying padel I’d must attempt a brand new swing to rise to the problem put earlier than me by Cupra?”
Enric Álvarez, a biophysics professor from the Polytechnic College of Catalonia, described his shot as “virtually inconceivable”.
He stated: “The stroke needs to be delivered with nice accuracy, as from this peak there may be little room for error, so he should intention for the proper angle and pace with which he hits the ball.
“What he has achieved was actually wonderful for all of the difficulties it entails. It includes excellent biomechanical management.”
Padel is a sport that mixes tennis and squash, and it has grown to develop into the second greatest sport in Spain behind soccer.
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