Nadal got into the top 10 of the world ranking for the first time 17 years ago this week. Since then, he has never, not for one week, been out of it.
Federer has not played since Wimbledon 2021 and is still ranked 41 - It's a worry that the Italian Open is under pressure to ban the Russians and Belarussians - If this spreads to other sports ...He played like 7 tournaments, so it wasn't that strange.
IIRC Federer finished 2020 in the top 6 or something while only playing 1 tournament.
Damn I missed that. I was too busy laughing at Zverev double faults..The Great One was in a first line box. He wisely chose tennis over a sh*tty slow boring Giro stage but we've been all shortchanged with a lightning fast game just over 1h.
On The Tennis Podcast they said that she had been a teen prodigy but then had a lof of problems with her knees. Then she got a ton of grad titles and has noe picked up the racket again.Lol, 26-year old grand slam debutante, 2nd year full timer, ranked 227th, schooled Pliskova. I don't know if women's tennis is that weird these days or something wild is happenning and I don't know the whole story. How can you be a 26-year old sophomore and a big stage winner at once? I know it's early round but still...
Okay, that makes sense. I just still can't think of anything similar, at least not in tennis.On The Tennis Podcast they said that she had been a teen prodigy but then had a lof of problems with her knees. Then she got a ton of grad titles and has noe picked up the racket again.
Ruud has slowly but surely become a solid HC player. Don't read too much Kyrgios propaganda.Casper Ruud, ranked number 8, almost 24 years old and this is only his first ever GS quarterfinal. He’s been feasting on 250 series clay tournaments the last 2-3 seasons.
Alcaraz' lows are still pretty low and at worst he can be a total error machine. First 2 sets weren't pretty. 4th set was quality tennis though.Wow, Zverev beat Alcaraz. All the hype had me believing that match was a foregone conclusion. But I guess Zverev played really well.