Zverev is the new world No. 2 in the JFB Ranking after his victory at the ATP Finals

(Jürgen Fritz, 22.11.2021) Alexander Zverev beat both world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev in the space of 21 hours at the weekend. With his second win at the ATP Finals, he overtakes Medvedev in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking and is the new No. 2.

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Wo ist Peng Shuai?

(Jürgen Fritz, 18.11.2021) Am 2. November erhob Peng Shuai auf der chinesischen Kurznachrichten-Plattform Weibo schwere Vorwürfe gegen den Ex-Vizepräsidenten Chinas Zhang Gaoli. Dieser habe sie gegen ihren Willen zum Sex gezwungen. Keine halbe Stunde später war der Eintrag verschwunden, kurz darauf auch Peng. Ihr Weibo-Konto ist weg und im chinesischen Internet kann nicht mehr nach ihrem Namen gesucht werden. Nun tauchte eine bizarre E-Mail „von ihr“ auf.

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Djokovic extends his lead in the JFB Ranking

(Jürgen Fritz, 08.11.2021) With his victory at the Paris Masters 1000, Novak Djokovic moves further away from Daniil Medvedev, who was unable to defend his title, in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. Paris semi-finalist Hubert Hurkacz moves up to 8, 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz is in the top 20 for the first time and quarter-finalist Taylor Fritz is the new US No. 1.

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Berrittini passes Rublev, Alcaraz nears top 20, Tiafoe, Cilic and Fritz now in top 30

(Jürgen Fritz, 01.11.2021) Alexander Zverev’s tournament win in Vienna sneaks a little closer to the two leaders, Djokovic and Medvedev. Matteo Berrittini overtakes Andrey Rublev, who could neither defend his title in Vienna nor the one in St. Petersburg. Jannik Sinner is back in the top ten, Carlos Alcaraz moves very close to the top 20. St. Petersburg winner Cilic and the finalists from Vienna and St. Petersburg, Tiafoe and Fritz, move into the Top 30.

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Sinner moves very close to top ten, Karatsev back in top 15

(Jürgen Fritz, 25.10.2021) After their tournament wins in Antwerp and Moscow respectively, Jannik Sinner and Aslan Karatsev each move up one place in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. Sinner is now 11th, just 0.5 points behind Norrie at 10th, and Karatsev moves up from 16th to 15th. The top 13 players are all from Europe. France, however, now has no top 30 player.

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Norrie is the new world No. 10

(Jürgen Fritz, 18.10.2021) It was not Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas or Andrey Rublev who won the Masters 1000 title in Indian Wells, but Britain’s Cameron Norrie, who was not even among the top 20 seeds. He beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in the final of the C tournament to move into the top ten of the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking for the first time.

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Zverev schlägt erstmals Andy Murray

(Jürgen Fritz, 13.10.2021) Alexander Zverev hat nun erstmals auch den vierten der sogenannten Big Four geschlagen. In Indian Wells rang der 24-Jährige in der Runde der letzten 32 den Schotten Andy Murray in ihrem dritten Aufeinandertreffen nach 2:07 Stunden mit 6-4, 7-6 nieder und steht damit im Achtelfinale des Masters 1000-Turniers.

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Ruud in the top eight for the first time

(Jürgen Fritz, 05.10.2021) Hubert Hurkacz won the E tournament (ATP 250) in Metz the week before last, Team Europe won the Laver Cup for the fourth time in a row against Team World, Jannik Sinner defended his title in Sofia (E) on Sunday and Casper Ruud won in San Diego (E). With his fifth ATP 250 title this year, Ruud moves up to position 8 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking for the first time.

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Djokovic also withdraws from Indian Wells

(Jürgen Fritz, 30.09.2021) World number one Novak Djokovic, who has won three of the four Grand Slam tournaments this year but failed to compete in four of the six Masters 1000 events, has now also cancelled the seventh C tournament of the year at Indian Wells, which starts next week.

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Medvedev moves very close to Djokovic in JFB 52 Weeks Tennis World Ranking

(Jürgen Fritz, 13.09.2021) Daniil Medvedev defeats Novak Djokovic in the US Open final in three sets to become the second player born after 1988 to win a major title after Dominic Thiem. At 25.5 years old, he is also the youngest Grand Slam winner since Andy Murray’s US Open victory in 2012. In the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking, Medvedev thus overtakes Alexander Zverev and is now very close to Djokovic.

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Two teenagers in the US Open final

(Jürgen Fritz, 10.09.2021) Two teenagers will make tennis history at the 2021 US Open. One turned 19 this week, the other is even two months younger, Leylah Fernandez from Canada and the still 18-year-old British Emma Raducanu, also born in Canada. Her parents, a Romanian and a Chinese, emigrated to England when she was two years old.

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Ivashka wins his first ATP title and storms into the top 30

(Jürgen Fritz, 29.08.2021) Ilya Ivashka is the first Belarusian since Max Mirnyi in 2003 to win an ATP tournament. After knocking out top seed Pablo Carreno Busta, the world No. 9, in the quarter-finals, the 27-year-old gave Sweden’s Mikael Ymer no chance in the Winston-Salem final on Saturday night, beating him 6-0, 6-2 in just 55 minutes to move into the world’s top 30 for the first time.

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