Daniel EvansBritish, number 40 in the ATP and seeded number 16, met the forecasts by winning by 6-1 and 6-2 in one hour and six minutes Kyle EdmondBritish tennis player in the round of 32 of the ATP 500 tournament in Washington, D.C. With this result, we will continue to see the winner of the match in the next phase of the ATP 500 tournament in Washington, D.C.the round of 16.
Edmund managed to break his opponent once, while Evans did it 6 times. In addition, on the first serve Evans had a 64% effectiveness, a double fault and achieved 73% of the service points, while his opponent had a 49% effectiveness, committed 3 double faults and managed to win 39% of the service. the points on serve.
During the round of 16, Evans will face the winner of the match in which they will face the American Taylor Fritz and the Australian tennis player Alexei Popyrin.
The tournament ATP Washington It takes place on an outdoor hard court and during the course of it a total of 66 tennis players participate, of which 48 reach the final phase between those classified directly, those who have been overcoming the previous phases of the championship and the invited players. Likewise, it is celebrated between July 31 and August 7 in Washington, D.C.
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 begins with the Australian Opento continue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen travels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally ends up in the USA with the US Open.
In the rest of the year, players compete around the world completing seasons on the different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay either herb.
Tennis was born in Europe at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport date the tour opened. It was especially popular with the upper classes in English-speaking countries, but today it is a global sport. It’s divided in two 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 celebrates several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (if a player wins the tournament, he will get 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 face each other. In addition, the association also handles the Grand Slams.
The fight to be the best in history does not stop in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to beat all the 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 promising tennis stars have entered the world tennis circuit with a bang, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasfrom 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 female tennis players who are 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 Sakkar either 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 tennis and left behind an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now it is the turn of the other players to take over from him and become number 1.
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