the south korean player Minsoo Kim won in the qualifying round of the tournament Anseong in one hour and thirty-two minutes 6-2, 3-6 y 10-5 a Junsu KangSouth Korean tennis player With this victory, the South Korean adds new points to his ranking to be able to participate in the tournament of Anseong.
Kang managed to break his opponent’s serve 3 times, while Kim, for his part, also managed to break his opponent’s serve 3 times. In addition, Kim had a 44% effectiveness in the first service, 8 double faults and managed to win 58% of the points on serve, while his opponent had 88% first service and a double fault, managing to win 55%. of points to serve.
the tournament of Anseong (ITF Korea F2) includes a qualifying phase where the tennis players with the lowest ranking face each other to obtain the highest possible score to enter the official tournament with the rest of the contenders. During this phase in particular, a total of 53 players face each other. In addition, it takes place between August 14 and 21 on clay in the open air.
A sport that has come to stay
Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) gather all the world’s attention: the season starts with the Open the Australiacontinues with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen travels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally closes in the USA with the US Open.
Throughout the rest of the year, players continue to compete around the world completing seasons on the various surfaces: hard or fast track, clay o herb.
Tennis was born in Europa 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 with the upper 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 organizes several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (if a player wins the tournament, he 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 fight. In addition, the ATP tennis is also in charge of the Grand Slam.
The fight to be the best in history is still active in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbia Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to break all records and achieve the highest number of Grand Slams. The three players are commonly referred to as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These future tennis stars have entered the world 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 founded in 1973 by the famous former tennis player Billie Jean King. The Californian won 39 Grand Slam titles during her active career and is a benchmark and icon for the world of tennis.
Currently, there are many women’s tennis players who compete to stay on 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 final retirement from the world of tennis and left behind an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the time for the other players to take over and become number 1.
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