Tsitsipas overtakes Alcaraz and Ruud, Fritz climbs to 14

(Jürgen Fritz, 26.06.2022) With his first tournament win on grass at the Mallorca Championships, Tsitsipas can overtake Alcaraz and Ruud again in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking and is the new No. 5. Taylor Fritz moves up from 15 to 14 with his win in Eastbourne.

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Djokovic remains No. 1 in JFB Ranking, Nadal rises to 4, Fritz to 15

(Jürgen Fritz, 22.03.2022) Taylor Fritz’s win in Indian Wells moves him into the top 15 for the first time. Despite another break in play, Novak Djokovic remains at No. 1 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking, while Rafael Nadal moves up to No. 4 with his win in Acapulco and his run to the final in Indian Wells with only ten tournaments played in the last 52 weeks.

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Auger-Aliassime rises from 10 to 7 in JFB Ranking

(Jürgen Fritz, 14.02.2022) Felix Auger-Aliassime won the 500 tournament in Rotterdam, Reilly Opelka and Casper Ruud the 250 tournaments in Dallas and Buenos Aires. The week before Alexander Bublik won the 250 tournament in Montpellier, Albert Ramos-Vinolas the one in Cordoba and Joao Sousa in Pune. As a result, Auger-Aliassime rises from 10 to 7 in the JFB Ranking, Opelka from 24 to 18.

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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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Berrittini passes Rublev, Alcaraz nears top 20, Tiafoe, Cilic and Fritz now in top 30

(Jürgen Fritz, 01.11.2021) Alexander Zverev’s tournament win in Vienna sneaks a little closer to the two leaders, Djokovic and Medvedev. Matteo Berrittini overtakes Andrey Rublev, who could neither defend his title in Vienna nor the one in St. Petersburg. Jannik Sinner is back in the top ten, Carlos Alcaraz moves very close to the top 20. St. Petersburg winner Cilic and the finalists from Vienna and St. Petersburg, Tiafoe and Fritz, move into the Top 30.

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Four Spaniards in the semi-finals of the Andalucia Open

(Jürgen Fritz, 10.04.2021) All respect, at the Andalucia Open in Marbella all four Spaniards prevailed in the quarterfinals, including the still 17-year-old Carlos Alcaraz (133), see picture, who surprisingly beat the Norwegian Casper Ruud, the world No. 26. This means that there will be an all-Spanish semi-final in Marbella (ATP 250) today. At the Sardegna Open in Cagliari, on the other hand, only one Italian was able to prevail.

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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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Pandemiebekämpfung: So machen es die Australier

(Jürgen Fritz, 20.02.2021) So etwas hatte es wohl nie zuvor gegeben. In Melbourne wurden einige Corona-Infektionen registriert. Daraufhin verhängte die Regierung noch am gleichen Tag einen sofortigen Lockdown, der bereits in der kommenden Nacht um 00:00 Uhr einsetze. Um 23:30 Uhr wurde dann den Zuschauern mitten in einer Partie der Australian Open mitgeteilt, dass sie das Stadion sofort verlassen und bis spätestens 23:59 Uhr zuhause sein müssen. Und siehe da…

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