Tennis news roundup, including Norrie and Federer
Tennis News ‘Second Service’: Cameron Norrie all for ATP Finals berth, looking back on Federer’s French Open history
Looking back on big tennis news in our exclusive ‘Second Service’…Cameron Norrie is all set to book a place in the ATP Finals and we look back on Federer’s story at Roland Garros, more more…
For starters, qualifying for the ATP Tour Finals is a major goal for many players, including Cameron Norrie.
Britain’s top player has had a good year overall, but his slow start to 2022 could come back to haunt him. Norrie is currently ranked eighth in the world, but he is only 11th in the ATP Tour Race. He is more than 300 points behind the last qualifying place and needs a good performance in the coming weeks.
Read the full story here.
In other tennis news, Roger Federer enjoyed unprecedented success at three of the four major tournaments, but the French Open presented his toughest challenge by far.
Here, Tennishead traces the highs and lows of the GOAT candidate’s journey on the hallowed clay of Stade Roland Garros. Several key moments define his career at the major:
1. Beginnings – 1999
2. Ups and downs – 2000-2004
3. Federer breaks through but is held off – 2005-2008
4. A Brilliant Opportunity – 2009
5. A Sublime Upheaval – 2011
6. Federer leaves Paris – 2012-2018
7. Federer’s latest forays into France – 2019-2021
Read all about it here.
Additionally, we bring you an opinion piece on the topic of “Has the ATP Become the Judge of Global Behavior as it Restructures its Tournament Schedule?”
So far in 2022, Russian players have been forced to renounce their nationality at tournaments, Wimbledon has lost its points and the ATP calendar has undergone five significant changes.
While the ATP has passed judgment on Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, it seems to have ignored Israel’s colonial aspirations in the Middle East, as the Tel Aviv Open has just been reintroduced for the first time in 26 years.
Tennishead takes a look at the history of the tournament and the ATP’s decision to grant Israel a one-year license to host the event. Or for a cheeky betting opportunity, head over to this site.
Read the full article here here.
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