Historischer Sieg: die Bedeutung von Zverevs Tennis-Gold in Tokio

(Jürgen Fritz, 02.08.2021) Alexander Zverev schrieb gestern Tennisgeschichte, als er im Finale der Olympischen Spiele von Tokio in nicht mal 80 Minuten Karen Khachanov mit 6:3, 6:1 schlug, dem Russen nicht den Hauch einer Chance ließ, in sämtlichen Belangen dominierte und als erster deutscher Spieler die olympische Goldmedaille im Herreneinzel gewann.

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Letzter großer Traum geplatzt: Federer sagt Olympia ab

(Jürgen Fritz, 14.07.2021) Sein erstes großes Ziel, noch einmal Wimbledon zu gewinnen, hat letzte Woche nicht geklappt. Im Viertelfinale war Roger Federer überraschend chancenlos gegen den Polen Hubert Hurkacz ausgeschieden, verlor das erste Mal seit 19 Jahren glatt mit 0:3 Sätzen und erstmals überhaupt einen Satz in Wimbledon mit 0:6. Nun ist auch Federers zweiter letzter großer Traum vor seinem Karriereende geplatzt.

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Djokovic extends his lead in the JFB Ranking after his 6th Wimbledon title

(Jürgen Fritz, 12.07.2021) After his sixth Wimbledon victory, Novak Djokovic has not only equalled Federer and Nadal in terms of Grand Slam titles, he also won all three A tournaments this year and has the chance to complete the Grand Slam with a victory at the US Open. With a win at the Olympics, he could even become the first player in history to win the Golden Slam. In the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking, he extends his lead over Medvedev in second position.

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Wimbledon 2001: Federer beats seven-time winner and defending champion Pete Sampras

(Jürgen Fritz, 03.07.2021) 20 years ago yesterday: In the fourth round, 19-year-old Roger Federer beats the greatest Wimbledon champion of all time up to that point, the seven-time (!!!!!!!) tournament winner and defending champion, the ten-year older, all-important player of the 1990s Pete Sampras. It will – unfortunately – remain the only encounter between these two. 14 months later …

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Magical moments with Andy Murray on Wimbledon’s Centre Court

(Jürgen Fritz, 01.07.2021) For almost a decade he was the best player in the world after the unique big three: Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. As a Nadal fan, I was afraid of the young Scot at first, because it was clear to me very quickly that he could be very dangerous to Rafa on hard court and on grass. But then, over the years, Andy Murray became one of my favourite players. His passion for tennis, his humour and his sportsmanship are just great. Last night he enchanted us once again.

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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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