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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Karatsev beats Djokovic in Serbia Open semi-final in 3:25 hour battle

(Jürgen Fritz, 25.04.2021) It was one of the best matches of the season. Aslan Karatsev defeated Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Serbia Open in Belgrade last night in his home country – the tournament is organised by Novak’s brother – in the longest three-set match of the year after 3:25 hours 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. Karatsev fended off 23 break points and achieved the „biggest victory of my career“.

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Karatsev schlägt Djokovic im Halbfinale der Serbia Open in 3:25 Stunden-Schlacht

(Jürgen Fritz, 25.04.2021) Es war eines der besten Spiele dieser Saison. Aslan Karatsev ringt gestern Abend im Halbfinale der Serbia Open in Belgrad Novak Djokovic in dessen Heimat – das Turnier wird von Novaks Bruder veranstaltet – im längsten Dreisatz-Match des Jahres nach 3:25 Stunden mit 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 nieder. Dabei wehrt Karatsev 23 Breakbälle ab und erringt den „größten Sieg meiner Karriere“.

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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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