Berrittini moves closer to Nadal, Shapovalov now in the Top 15, Humbert in the Top 30

(Jürgen Fritz, 21.06.2021) The 22-year-old Frenchman Ugo Humbert wins an ATP 500 tournament (D category) for the first time in his career at the grass tournament in Halle. The same goes for Matteo Berrittini at London Queen’s Club. The Italian thus establishes himself in the top eight in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking and moves closer to Nadal. Humbert rises from 34 to 22 and Queen’s Club semi-finalist Shapovalov moves back into the top 15.

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Zverev, Tsitsipas and Berrittini rise in the JFB 52 Week Ranking, Rublev and Nadal fall back

(Jürgen Fritz, 14.06.2021) Novak Djokovic scored a historic win at Roland Garros, has now won every Grand Slam tournament at least twice and remains the world No. 1 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. Daniil Medvedev can defend position 2 with his good performance in Paris, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas rise two places each, Berrittini four. Andrey Rublev, Rafael Nadal and Diego Schwartzman, on the other hand, fall back.

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Roger is back!

(Jürgen Fritz, 06.06.2021) Wow! I have to admit, I wouldn’t have thought the 39.8-year-old could do it. Federer actually survived the first three rounds at Roland Garros. In 3:35 hours the maestro defeated Dominik Koepfer 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 in round 3 of Roland Garros last night and is now in the last 16 of the French Open.

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How the distorted ATP ranking also distorts the tennis tournaments

(Jürgen Fritz, 31.05.2021) In its rankings, the ATP has two players in the top eight who have not been able to keep up with the world’s best for months, and one who is miles away from the top five on clay. Nevertheless, at Roland Garros, the most important clay tournament in the world, he is seeded at 2, the other two at 4 and 8. Others, on the other hand, are massively disadvantaged throughout, but this distorts the entire tournament.

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Wie das verzerrte ATP Ranking auch die Tennisturniere verzerrt

(Jürgen Fritz, 31.05.2021) Die ATP führt in ihrem Ranking zwei Spieler unter den ersten acht, die schon seit Monaten mit der Weltspitze nicht mehr mithalten können, ferner einen, der auf Sand von den Top-Fünf meilenweit entfernt ist. Gleichwohl wird er in Roland Garros beim bedeutendsten Clay-Turnier der Welt, an 2 gesetzt, die beiden anderen an 4 und 8. Andere werden dagegen durchgehend massiv benachteiligt, dadurch aber das gesamte Turniergeschehen verzerrt.

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Djokovic wins in Belgrade his 83rd title and is world No. 1 again, Korda wins in Parma

(Jürgen Fritz, 30.05.2021) For just two weeks, Daniil Medvedev was No. 1 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. With his victory in Belgrade, his 83rd title overall, Novak Djokovic has regained the top spot in the world rankings. In Parma, 20-year-old Sebastian Korda won his first ATP title, having previously won two tournaments on the Challenger Tour. Korda rises from 31 to 25 in the JFB ranking, meaning the USA once again has a player in the top 30.

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Suzanne Lenglen, the Goddess

(Jürgen Fritz, 24.05.2021) In six days, the French Open, the biggest clay tournament in the world, will begin at the Stade Roland Garros in the 16th arrondissement in Paris. Hundreds of male and female players from all over the world will then once again compete there, including on Court Philippe Chatrier and Court Suzanne Lenglen. But who was Suzanne Lenglen? She was born in Paris 122 years ago today and she was to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

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40 Tore: Lewandowski stellt Gerd Müller-Rekord von 1972 ein

(Jürgen Fritz, 18.05.2021) 40 Tore in einer Saison sind eigentlich eine Unmöglichkeit. Schon 30 sind ja kaum zu schaffen. Doch nicht für Robert Lewandowski. Seit 1976/77 hat nie wieder ein Spieler 30 Tore in einer Saison geschossen. In manchen Jahren (mehr als zehnmal) kam nicht mal einer an die 20 ran. Dreimal reichten 17 Treffer, um Torschützenkönig zu werden. Dann kam Lewandowski.

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Nadal wins in Rome and rises from 6 to 4 in the JFB 52 Week Ranking – Djokovic drops from 1 to 2

(Jürgen Fritz, 17.05.2021) Rafael Nadal won the Masters tournament in Rome (C) for the tenth time with a final victory over defending champion Novak Djokovic. In the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking, the clay court king rises from 6 to 4 with only 8 tournaments played, but Djokovic drops from 1 to 2. The new leader is ATP Finals champion Daniil Medvedev. And his compatriot Aslan Karatsev enters the top ten for the first time.

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How the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking works

(Jürgen Fritz, 11.05.2021) The ATP Ranking, which is decisive for the seedings in professional tennis tournaments, has been modified several times since the pandemic break, much to the disadvantage of the young players. Now, results count not only for up to 12 months, but for up to 36 months. It also contains some other fundamental deficiencies and distortions. In order to have an overview of what actually happened in the last 52 weeks, without tendency skews, the JFB Ranking was developed.

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Zverev wins in Madrid and climbs from 7 to 4 in the JFB Ranking

(Jürgen Fritz, 10.05.2021) Alexander Zverev has won the Masters tournament in Madrid (C) for the second time since 2018. It was his first major title above the ATP 500 category (D) in two and a half years. As a result, the German climbs from 7 to 4 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking, while his final opponent Matteo Berrittini moves from 17 to 12, Madrid semi-finalist Casper Ruud from 15 to 13 and quarter-finalist Alexander Bublik from 31 to 26.

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Laureus Awards: Rafael Nadal named World Sportsman of the Year for the second time

(Jürgen Fritz, 07.05.2021) He is the greatest clay court player of all time and has long been a living sports legend. Now, at the age of 34, Rafael Nadal has been named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the second time, ten years after his first honour. He had already been nominated for the sixth time (for his achievements in 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019 and 2020) and has now received this award for the second time. Congratulations, Rafa, what an honour!

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