american tennis player Alexander Kotzen met the forecasts by winning by 6-4, 3-6 and 7(7)-6(5) a Abhinav Sanjeev ShanmugamIndian tennis player in the round of 32 of the tournament of Jakarta. With this result, the winner will be in the round of 16 of the tournament Jakarta.
The Indian managed to break his rival’s serve twice, while Kotzen also did it twice. Likewise, the American player had a 63% effectiveness in the first service, he committed 2 double faults and got 72% of the points on serve, while his opponent’s effectiveness was 45%, he made 8 double faults and got 68% of the points on serve.
In the round of 16, the American player will play against the winner of the match in which they will face the Japanese Yūji Mochizuki and the thai Thanapet Chanta.
the tournament of Jakarta (ITF Indonesia F2) takes place between August 14 and 21 on an outdoor hard court. A total of 70 players participate in this competition.
Tennis, a great sport
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 Australian Opento continue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves on to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and ends in the United States 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 emerged in Europe 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 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 receive 1,000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, on a lower step, we would have the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight. In addition, the ATP tennis is also in charge of the Grand Slam.
The fight to be the best in history continues 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 collect the largest number of Grand Slams. The three players are popularly known as ‘Big Three‘ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.
These new 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 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 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 tennis player Asleigh Barty announced his final retirement from the world of tennis and ended an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the time for the other players to take over from him and become number 1.
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