The ATP brings together players from all over the world in the men’s category. (Infobae)
Alexander Zverev,, number 10 in the ATP and seed number 1, won by 7-6(5), 4-6 y 6-1 a Pavel KotovRussian tennis player in the round of 16 of the tournament Chengdu. After this result, we will continue to see the winner of the match in the next round of the tournament. Chengdu.
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During the next phase, Zverev will face the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovicnumber 47, today Saturday starting at 4:30 Spanish time.
The celebration of the tournament Chengdu (Chengdu Open) takes place from September 20 to 26 on outdoor hard court. A total of 28 players appear in this competition.
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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 Garrosthen moves to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally closes in the USA with the US Open.
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In the rest of the year, players compete around the world completing seasons on different surfaces: hard or fast court, clay o grass.
Tennis was born 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 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 competition (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 (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, on a lower step is the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight. . In addition, it is also in charge of the Grand Slams.
The fight to be the best in history is still active in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalhe serbio Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer They compete to improve all records and collect the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are popularly referred to as ‘Big Three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These possible future tennis stars have entered the global tennis circuit stomping, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasof 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 time and is a reference and icon for the world of tennis.
Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who are also fighting to stay at the top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Polish one Iga Świątek (Roland Garros champion in 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkari o Paula Badosa (first Spanish winner of Indian Wells) fight to stay in the top 10 of the WTA ranking.
In 2022, the Australian player Asleigh Barty announced his definitive retirement from tennis and put an end to an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now it is the turn of the other players to take the baton and become number 1.