Draw: This is how the round of 16 could look in Indian Wells

(Jürgen Fritz, 06.10.2021) The seventh and penultimate Masters 1000 tournament (C category) starts on Thursday. 96 players will be competing in the men’s main draw in Indian Wells. 48 are fighting for the last 12 free places in the main draw in the qualifying tournament. 17 Top Twenty players will be competing in California.

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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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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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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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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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Sinner and Hurkacz in the Miami Open final

(Jürgen Fritz, 03.04.2021) The Miami Open 2021 is the tournament of surprises. In the final of the first Masters 1000 event of the year, the fifth largest tournament in the world (96-player main draw), it is not Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem or Rafael Nadal, nor Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev or Andrey Rublev, but two completely different players that hardly anyone would have expected: Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz. How it came to this.

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Zverev fliegt in Miami gleich im ersten Match aus dem Turnier

(Jürgen Fritz, 27.03.2021) Er ging als einer der vier Top-Favoriten auf den Turniersieg in die Miami Open 2021, das mit einem 96er Feld fünftgrößte Turnier der Welt. Alexander Zverev wurde an Position 3 gesetzt. Nach seinem beeindruckenden Sieg in Acapulco (D) letzten Samstag durfte man sich Hoffnungen machen, dass der Deutsche auch in Miami (C) weit kommen könnte. Doch weit gefehlt. Gleich in seinem ersten Match gegen die 83 der Welt flog Zverev aus dem Turnier.

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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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Alexander Zverev wins in Acapulco first higher-ranked tournament since 2018

(Jürgen Fritz, 21.03.2021) Done! Alexander Zverev wins the ATP 500 tournament (D category) in Acapulco, beating world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 7-6 in the final after 2:17 hours. This is his first victory in a higher-ranked tournament above the ATP 250 series (E) since November 2018. At the D tournament in Dubai, however, there was a surprise final, quite unlike in Acapulco, where the tournament’s number one and number two faced each other in the final.

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Alexander Zverev gewinnt in Acapulco erstes höherrangiges Turnier seit 2018

(Jürgen Fritz, 21.03.2021) Geschafft! Alexander Zverev gewinnt das ATP 500 Turnier (D-Kategorie) in Acapulco, schlägt dort im Finale den Weltranglistenfünften Stefanos Tsitsipas nach 2:17 Stunden mit 6:4, 7:6. Dies ist sein erster Sieg bei einem höherrangigen Turnier oberhalb der ATP 250-Serie (E) seit November 2018. Beim D-Turnier in Dubai kam es dagegen ganz anders als in Acapulco, wo sich die Eins und die Zwei des Turniers im Endspiel gegenüberstanden, zu einem Überraschungsfinale.

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Medvedev über die Big Three: Ihre Rekorde werden auch in 100 Jahren nicht übertroffen

(Jürgen Fritz, 14.03.2021) Daniil Medvedev steht heute im Finale des D-Turniers in Marseille. Am Montag wird er als erster Spieler seit Juli 2005, der nicht Federer, Nadal, Djokovic oder Murray heißt, in die Top-Zwei der Weltrangliste aufsteigen. Auf eins bleibt Djokovic. In Marseille äußerte sich Medvedev zu dessen Allzeitrekord. Ab morgen wird Nole die 311. Woche auf eins stehen und damit Federers Rekord (310) brechen. Medvedev sagte auch etwas allgemein zu den Großen Drei.

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