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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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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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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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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Monte Carlo Masters Preview

(Jürgen Fritz, 11.04.2021) In the 2021 ATP Race, Novak Djokovic is just ahead of Daniil Medvedev in first position, Rublev and Tsitsipas are in third and fourth, Zverev in eighth. Rafael Nadal has played only one tournament this year and is ranked 33nd in the live race, but that could change in the next eight days as the first major clay-court tournament begins today in Monte Carlo.

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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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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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