This is how often the top players reached a Grand Slam semi-final

(Jürgen Fritz, 27.01.2022) The four semi-finalists of the Australian Open 2022 have been decided: Matteo Berrettini, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev. Berrettini is already in the semifinals of a major for the third time, Tsitsipas and Medvedev for the fifth, Nadal for the 36th time.

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Nadal breaks own world record: tournament winner for the 19th year in a row

(Jürgen Fritz, 10.01.2022) Rafael Nadal breaks his own world record, winning at least one ATP tournament every season for the 19th year in a row. In the final in Melbourne, the 35-year-old beat US-American Maxime Cressy 7-6, 6-3. This was the Spaniard’s 89th tournament victory. He won at least one ATP tournament every year from 2004 to 2022, 19 years non-stop. That has never happened before.

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Australien annulliert Djokovics Visum, der geht nun vor Gericht

(Jürgen Fritz, 06.01.2022) Das Drama um den Weltranglistenersten und neunfachen Australian Open-Champion Novak Djokovic, der sich nicht gegen COVID-19 impfen lassen will, geht weiter. Am Mittwoch traf er gegen 23:30 Uhr in Melbourne ein, wurde die ganze Nacht im Flughafen festgehalten und verhört. Dann wurde sein Visum annulliert, er ausgewiesen. Dagegen gehen seine Anwälte nun gerichtlich vor.

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Australian Open without Federer, Thiem, Djokovic and Nadal?

(Jürgen Fritz, 30.12.2021) On Saturday, 1 January 2022, the new tennis season begins with the ATP Cup in Sydney. However, the list of players who will not be competing at the ATP Cup is getting longer and longer. And for some of them, the question also arises as to whether they will take part at the Australian Open, which begins on 17 January.

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Djokovic extends his lead in the JFB Ranking

(Jürgen Fritz, 08.11.2021) With his victory at the Paris Masters 1000, Novak Djokovic moves further away from Daniil Medvedev, who was unable to defend his title, in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. Paris semi-finalist Hubert Hurkacz moves up to 8, 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz is in the top 20 for the first time and quarter-finalist Taylor Fritz is the new US No. 1.

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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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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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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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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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The JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking on 26 April 2021

(Jürgen Fritz, 26.04.2021) In recent months, the ATP Ranking has repeatedly come in for criticism. The points system, which has been heavily modified due to the long pandemic break in play from March to August 2020, is said to be distorting, illogical, unfair and hardly understandable. JFB therefore developed a different scoring system that only takes into account results from the last 52 weeks, is less tendentious, more appropriate and quite simple to understand.

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