Louis WeselsGerman, number 293 of the ATP and number 1 seed, fulfilled the forecasts by winning by 6-1 and 6-3 a Savva Polukhintennis player in the round of 16 of the tournament antalya. With this result, we will closely follow the player’s trajectory in the quarterfinals of the championship.
Now it only remains to wait for the quarterfinals of the competition, which will end with the confrontation between Wessels and the winner of the match between the Ukrainian player Oleg Prihodko and the turk Mert Naci Turker.
The tournament takes place in antalya between November 20 and 27 on external clay. A total of 87 tennis players participate in this competition. Its last phase is made up of 96 finalists among those who have qualified directly, those who have managed to win in the previous phase and the guests.
A sport that has come to stay
Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) attract all the world’s attention: the season begins with the australian opento continue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally concludes in the United States with the US Open.
In the rest of the year, players also compete around the world completing seasons on different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay either herb.
tennis was born in Europe at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport after the creation of the first tour. It was especially popular among the wealthy classes in English-speaking countries, but is now a global sport. It’s divided in two categories: the men’s competition (ATP) and the women’s (WTA).
The ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) is the association of professional tennis players that brings together players from all over the world in the men’s category.
The ATP tour holds several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (where the winner of the tournament will take 1000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, in a lower step we would have the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis compete. In addition, the association also takes care of the Grand Slams.
The fight to be the best in history does not stop in the male category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to break all records and accumulate the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are often referred to as ‘big three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These new future tennis stars have entered stomping on the world tennis circuit, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasfrom Italian Matteo Berrettinithe German Alexander Zverev or the russians Medvedev Y Rublev.
Novak Djokovic currently holds the record for weeks at number 1 of the ATP rankings, closely followed by Roger Federer, the legendary American player Pete Sampras, Iván Lendl and Jimmy Connors.
The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) was created in 1973 by the famous former tennis player billie jean king. The Californian won 39 Grand Slam titles during her active career and is an icon for the world of tennis.
Today, there are many women’s tennis players who are also fighting to stay at the top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Polish Iga Świątek (Roland Garros champion in 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkari either Paula Badosa (the first Spanish winner of Indian Wells) are fighting to stay in the top 10 of the WTA ranking.
In the year 2022, the Australian tennis player Asleigh Barty announced his definitive retirement from tennis and put an end to an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now it is the turn of the other players to take over and become number 1.
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