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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