the dutch Rik Muller y Sander Jong they won in one hour and thirty-eight minutes by 7-5, 3-6 y 10-4 to the german players Paul Woerner y Noel Larwig in the quarterfinals of the tournament Eindhoven. After this result, we will continue to see the winners of this match in the semifinals of the tournament Eindhoven.
During the match, the winners managed to break their opponents’ serve twice, while the defeated pair also did it twice. In addition, Muller and Jong had a 63% first serve, winning 66% of service points, while their opponents achieved 66% effectiveness and won 57% of service points. Finally, regarding fouls, the winners committed 4 double faults and the eliminated players committed 2.
Muller and Jong will meet in the semifinals of the championship with the Dutch players Michael de Krom y Ryan Nijboer.
This tournament takes place in Eindhoven between August 16 and 20 on external clay. A total of 12 pairs are presented in the tournament.
A popular sport worldwide
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 Australiacontinues with the clay track of Roland Garrostravels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally concludes in the USA with the US Open.
In 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 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 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 association also handles the Grand Slams.
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 compete to break all records and add the largest number of Grand Slams. The three players are popularly known as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These possible 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 famous top 10 of the WTA ranking.
In the year 2022, the Australian 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 opportunity for the other players to take over from him and become number 1.
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