The 2nd most successful padel champion in history will be in Knokke-Heist.

Juan Martin Diaz, a name that probably won’t mean anything to you unless you are a padel purist.
Born on 28 November 1975 in Mar de Plata, Argentina, the 46 year old still professional player still shakes the best pairs in the world with his experience.

If we talk about padel, about Argentina, one name often comes up… Bela or Fernando Belasteguin.
So yes, Bela is the most famous Argentine on the circuit and has a record worthy of Roger Federer, but Juan Martin Diaz is close behind him, having been world number one for 14 years.

And if he has such an impressive record, we’ll let you guess who he was paired with during those titles…Bela of course.

In terms of statistics, JM Diaz is :

– a professional career started in 1994
– World number 1 for 14 years
– 354 official matches played on the World Padel Tour
– 261 wins
– 93 defeats
73.8% win rate
– Consecutive winning streak of 33 matches
– 9 tournament wins in 2014
– nicknamed « the wall » because he is impassable at the net.

Paired with Bela for almost 13 years (2001-2014), they dominated the circuit from top to bottom with 170 wins in 190 finals played, they won 22 consecutive tournaments and a 21-month unbeaten streak.

If we talk to you today about Juan Martin Diaz, it’s because he will honour us with his presence at the Belfius Padel Summer Gala so hurry up and buy tickets on There won’t be enough for everyone!

As a reminder, this Gala will take place from the 18th to the 21st of August at the Royal Zoute Tennis & Padel Club in Knokke-Heist and will host 4 men’s pairs and 2 women’s pairs from the top 15 of the World Padel Tour. This will be the opportunity to see a different face of your favourite players and to share a privileged moment with them.

Diaz will be playing on Friday August 19th for the 1/4 final.
Find the complete program on our


The general ticketing for the Belfius Padel Summer Gala is now open. Youngsters under 16 will benefit from a 40% discount on the price of the ticket.

The price range is : 

Friday August 19th – 27€
Saturday August 20th – 32€
Sunday August 21st – 30€

price for kids between 3 to 16:

Friday August 19th – 16,20€

Saturday August 20th – 19,20€
Sunday August 21st – 18€