Mitsuki Wei Kang LeongMalaysian gave the surprise by winning in the round of 32 of the tournament of Jakarta by 6-4 and 6-4 to the indian tennis player Manish Sureshkumar and head of series number 3. After this result, we will be able to continue seeing the winner of the match in the next phase of the tournament of Jakartathe round of 16.
During the match, Leong managed to break his opponent’s serve 5 times. As for Sureshkumar, he managed to break his opponent’s serve 3 times.
During the round of 16, Leong will face the winner of the match in which they will face the Thai Thanapet Chanta and the thai player Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul.
The tournament takes place in Jakarta between the 7th and 14th of August on an outdoor hard court. A total of 74 players participate in this competition.
Tennis, a sport much loved by the public
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 Australian Opento continue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moved to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and ends 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 either herb.
Tennis was born in Europe 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 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 organizes several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (where the winner of the tournament will take 1,000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, on 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 active in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to improve all the records and add the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are popularly referred to as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These future 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 a benchmark and icon for the world of tennis.
Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who compete 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 the world of 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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