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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Nadal and Thiem not in the Top 25 in the ATP Race, Federer not in the Top 200

(Jürgen Fritz, 06.04.2021) If we look back at the first quarter of 2021, we can see: For five top eight players the new season started quite well, especially for Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, but for three others extremely badly. Rafael Nadal is not in the top 25 in the ATP Race, Dominic Thiem not in the top 35 and Roger Federer not even in the top 200. Instead, we see three big surprises among the top eight.

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Seven Europeans in Miami quarter-finals: Deep crisis in US men’s tennis

(Jürgen Fritz, 31.03.2021) The absolute European dominance in world men’s tennis continues once again. In the first Masters 1000 tournament of the year, the Miami Open 2021, the fifth biggest tournament of the year, a staggering seven Europeans are in the quarter-finals and only one US American: 20-year-old Sebastian Korda. Although more than half of the top European players did not start, the score in Miami is 7-1 for Europe against the rest of the world.

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Miami Open 2021: A big chance for these four guys

(Jürgen Fritz, 24.03.2021) The Miami Open 2021, the first Masters 1000 Tournament (C) of the year, starts today. In the absence of Djokovic, Nadal, Thiem, Federer and Berrittini, there is a huge chance for Medvedev and Zverev to win their fourth career C title, and for Tsitsipas and Rublev to win their first. Medvedev, Rublev and Tsitsipas can even overtake Djokovic and take the lead in the ATP Race to Turin. But let’s take a closer look.

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Djokovic auf dem Weg zum: The Greatest of All Time?

(Jürgen Fritz, 31.08.2020) Mit seinem Cincy-Sieg hat Djokovic aufgeschlossen zu Nadal. Beide haben inzwischen jeweils sage und schreibe 35 Master 1000-Turniersiege auf ihrem Konto. Die Super 9-Turnierserie wird seit 1990 ausgespielt. Doch Djokovic möchte vor allem einen anderen Rekord brechen. Und der hat mit den heute beginnenden US Open zu tun.

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Das gab’s noch nie: Novak Djokovic nur ein Schritt vom Golden Masters entfernt

(Jürgen Fritz, 19.08.2018) Wenn man fragt, wer die größten Tennisspieler aller Zeiten waren, so fallen immer wieder die Namen Bill Tilden, Pancho Gonzales, Rod Laver, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer und Rafael Nadal. Doch in diese Riege der Größten der Größten muss man inzwischen einen weiteren mit aufnehmen: Novak Djokovic. Dieser steht nun heute Abend vor einem Triumph, den es noch niemals zuvor gab.

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