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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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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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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Alexander Zverev is No. 2 in the world again

(Jürgen Fritz, 24.08.2021) After his Olympic victory, Alexander Zverev was the world No. 2 for a fortnight. But then Daniil Medvedev overtook him again with his victory in the Masters 1000 tournament in Toronto last week. After his title win at the Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati, his sixth tournament win in the last 52 weeks, Zverev is now back at No. 2 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking.

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Medvedev regains second place in JFB 52 Week Ranking

(Jürgen Fritz, 16.08.2021) With his tournament win in Toronto, Daniil Medvedev has moved back to second place in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. Alexander Zverev had overtaken Medvedev a fortnight ago with his victory at the Olympic Games. This was Medvedev’s fifth tournament win in the last 52 weeks in singles plus the victory with Russia in the ATP Cup and his fourth career Masters 1000 title (C).

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JFB 52 Week Ranking: Jannik Sinner returns to the Top 15

(Jürgen Fritz, 09.08.2021) After his tournament win in Washington, his first at an ATP 500 event (D), 19-year-old Jannik Sinner returns to the top 15, rising from 17 to 13 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. Semi-finalist Kei Nishikori moves from 40 to 30 and Washington finalist Mackenzie McDonald makes the top 50 for the first time.

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Alexander Zverev is the new No. 2 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking

(Jürgen Fritz, 02.08.2021) First of all, forget the ATP ranking. This does not reflect the true situation. The ATP (because of the pandemic break in 2020) not only evaluates results that already lie two to three years in the past, it also does not award a single point for Olympia, one of the five most important tournaments in the world. If only the results of the last 52 weeks are taken into account and the Olympics are included, the world ranking looks as follows.

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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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Pablo Carreno Busta is the new world No. 9

(Jürgen Fritz, 20.07.2021) Pablo Carreno Busta beat Tsitsipas defeater Filip Krajinovic 6:2, 6:4 in the final of the Hamburg European Open, the biggest tennis tournament in Germany. The Spaniard thus won a D tournament (ATP 500) for the first time in his career and is the new world No. 9 in the JFB 52 Week Ranking. In Bastad (E), Sweden, Casper Ruud won, thus moving back into the top 15, and in Newport (E), USA, Kevin Anderson won his seventh ATP title.

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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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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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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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