The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis. (Infobae)
the japanese player Keisuke Saitoh and seed number 6, won in the round of 16 of the tournament of She fought for 6-3, 3-6 y 6-2 a Taisei Ichikawa, Japanese tennis player. After this result, we will see the winner of the match in the next phase of the tournament She foughtthe quarterfinals.
Ichikawa managed to break his opponent’s serve 2 times, while Saitoh, for his part, did it 4 times. In addition, Saitoh scored 61% on the first serve, committed 5 double faults and scored 64% of the service points, while his opponent’s effectiveness was 58%, he committed 2 double faults and achieved 61%. of the points to serve.
Saitoh will meet in the quarterfinals with the winner of the match between the French Arthur Weber and the malaysian Mitsuki Wei Kang Leong.
The celebration of the tournament She fought (ITF Indonesia F2) takes place between January 22 and 29 on an outdoor hard court. In the championship there are a total of 71 tennis players.
A popular sport worldwide
Tennis is considered a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) gather all the world’s attention: the season begins with the Open the Australiacontinue 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, the players continue to play all over the world, completing seasons on different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay o grass.
Tennis originated 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 among the upper classes of English-speaking countries, but today it is a global sport. It’s divided in of the 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 organizes several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (where the winner of the tournament will get 1000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, in a lower step is the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis compete. In addition, the ATP tennis is also in charge of the Grand Slams.
The fight to be the best in history is still latent in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to break all records and add the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are frequently referred to as ‘Big Three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These potential future tennis stars have entered the global tennis circuit with a bang, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasof the Italian Matthew 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 period and is a benchmark and icon for the world of tennis.
Today, there are many women’s tennis players fighting to stay at the top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Polish Iga Swiatek (Roland Garros champion 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 final retirement from tennis and ended an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the opportunity for the other players to take over and become number 1.
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