Matteo DonatiItalian won in the semifinals of the tournament of Kottingbrunn by 6-4, 1-6 y 7(8)-6(6) a Max HoukesDutch tennis player and seed number 5. With this result, we will closely follow the trajectory of the player in the championship final.
During the final the Italian tennis player will face the French Corentin Denolly and seed number 2.
The tournament takes place in Kottingbrunn between July 31 and August 7 on outdoor clay. A total of 73 tennis players are presented in the championship.
Tennis, a sport much loved by the public
Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) concentrate all the world’s attention: the season begins with the Open the Australiacontinue with the clay track of Roland Garrostravels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally ends up in the USA with the US Open.
In the rest of the year, players also compete around the world completing seasons on the different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay o herb.
Tennis emerged in Europa at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport, date on which the tour was created. It was especially popular with the wealthy classes in English-speaking countries, but today it is a global sport. It’s divided in of the categories: the men’s (ATP) and the women’s (WTA) competition.
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 celebrates several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (if a player wins the tournament, he will get 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 handles the Grand Slams.
The fight to be the best in history is still latent in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbia Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to improve all the records and achieve the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are often referred to as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These future tennis stars have entered the global tennis circuit with a bang, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasof the 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 in the world of tennis.
Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who are also struggling to stay at the top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Polish Iga Świątek (champion of Roland Garros in 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkari o Paula Badosa (the first Spanish winner of Indian Wells) are fighting to stay in the famous top 10 of the WTA ranking.
In the year 2022, the Australian player Asleigh Barty announced his definitive retirement from tennis and ended an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now it is the turn of the other players to take the witness and become number 1.
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