Medvedev moves very close to Djokovic in JFB 52 Weeks Tennis World Ranking

(Jürgen Fritz, 13.09.2021) Daniil Medvedev defeats Novak Djokovic in the US Open final in three sets to become the second player born after 1988 to win a major title after Dominic Thiem. At 25.5 years old, he is also the youngest Grand Slam winner since Andy Murray’s US Open victory in 2012. In the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking, Medvedev thus overtakes Alexander Zverev and is now very close to Djokovic.

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Two teenagers in the US Open final

(Jürgen Fritz, 10.09.2021) Two teenagers will make tennis history at the 2021 US Open. One turned 19 this week, the other is even two months younger, Leylah Fernandez from Canada and the still 18-year-old British Emma Raducanu, also born in Canada. Her parents, a Romanian and a Chinese, emigrated to England when she was two years old.

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Ivashka wins his first ATP title and storms into the top 30

(Jürgen Fritz, 29.08.2021) Ilya Ivashka is the first Belarusian since Max Mirnyi in 2003 to win an ATP tournament. After knocking out top seed Pablo Carreno Busta, the world No. 9, in the quarter-finals, the 27-year-old gave Sweden’s Mikael Ymer no chance in the Winston-Salem final on Saturday night, beating him 6-0, 6-2 in just 55 minutes to move into the world’s top 30 for the first time.

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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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JFB 52 Week Ranking: Jannik Sinner returns to the Top 15

(Jürgen Fritz, 09.08.2021) After his tournament win in Washington, his first at an ATP 500 event (D), 19-year-old Jannik Sinner returns to the top 15, rising from 17 to 13 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. Semi-finalist Kei Nishikori moves from 40 to 30 and Washington finalist Mackenzie McDonald makes the top 50 for the first time.

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Teenager Jannik Sinner wins in Washington

(Jürgen Fritz, 09.08.2021) Eight days before his 20th birthday, in Washington, Jannik Sinner wins a D tournament (ATP 500) for the first time in his career. This makes him the first teenager since Juan Martin del Potro in July 2008 to win a men’s tournament of the fourth-highest category.

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Alexander Zverev is the new No. 2 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking

(Jürgen Fritz, 02.08.2021) First of all, forget the ATP ranking. This does not reflect the true situation. The ATP (because of the pandemic break in 2020) not only evaluates results that already lie two to three years in the past, it also does not award a single point for Olympia, one of the five most important tournaments in the world. If only the results of the last 52 weeks are taken into account and the Olympics are included, the world ranking looks as follows.

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Historischer Sieg: die Bedeutung von Zverevs Tennis-Gold in Tokio

(Jürgen Fritz, 02.08.2021) Alexander Zverev schrieb gestern Tennisgeschichte, als er im Finale der Olympischen Spiele von Tokio in nicht mal 80 Minuten Karen Khachanov mit 6:3, 6:1 schlug, dem Russen nicht den Hauch einer Chance ließ, in sämtlichen Belangen dominierte und als erster deutscher Spieler die olympische Goldmedaille im Herreneinzel gewann.

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Pablo Carreno Busta is the new world No. 9

(Jürgen Fritz, 20.07.2021) Pablo Carreno Busta beat Tsitsipas defeater Filip Krajinovic 6:2, 6:4 in the final of the Hamburg European Open, the biggest tennis tournament in Germany. The Spaniard thus won a D tournament (ATP 500) for the first time in his career and is the new world No. 9 in the JFB 52 Week Ranking. In Bastad (E), Sweden, Casper Ruud won, thus moving back into the top 15, and in Newport (E), USA, Kevin Anderson won his seventh ATP title.

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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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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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Magical moments with Andy Murray on Wimbledon’s Centre Court

(Jürgen Fritz, 01.07.2021) For almost a decade he was the best player in the world after the unique big three: Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. As a Nadal fan, I was afraid of the young Scot at first, because it was clear to me very quickly that he could be very dangerous to Rafa on hard court and on grass. But then, over the years, Andy Murray became one of my favourite players. His passion for tennis, his humour and his sportsmanship are just great. Last night he enchanted us once again.

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