Hyeoung Jin KimSouth Korean won in the qualifying round of the tournament in Anseong by 7(7)-6(4) y 6-2 to the South Korean player Woodam Song. With this result, the winner manages to add new points to his ranking to enter the tournament of Anseong.
Song managed to break his opponent on one occasion, while Kim, for his part, managed to break his opponent’s serve on 3 occasions. In addition, Kim had a 56% effectiveness in the first serve, committed 3 double faults and got 69% of the points on serve, while his opponent had a 57% first serve and 8 double faults, managing to win 54%. of points to serve.
the tournament of Anseong (ITF Korea F2) has a preliminary access phase in which the players with the lowest ranking have to obtain the highest possible points in order to qualify and participate in the official tournament. During this part of the competition, 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 considered 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 Australiacontinues with the clay track of Roland Garrostravels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally closes in the USA with the US Open.
During the rest of the year, players continue to play 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 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 would be the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight. 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 compete to break all records and add the largest number of Grand Slams. The three players are often referred to as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These new 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 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 top 10 of the WTA ranking.
In the year 2022, the Australian tennis player Asleigh Barty announced his definitive retirement from the world of tennis and ended 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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