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April 1, 2022

Five Point Friday

Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.

1.) Two Points to Replay Now

There’s been some excellent tennis at the 2022 Miami Open, but two points stand out from the crowd. First up, J.J. Wolf’s lefty winner against Stefanos Tsitsipas helped him force a third set. Then in the round of 16, Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas both hit tweeners for an impressive point.

2.) New WTA World No. 1

On the heels of Ash Barty’s surprise retirement, Iga Swiatek will ascend to world No. 1, becoming the first Polish man or woman to reach that position. At 20 years old, she’ll also be the youngest player to debut at the No. 1 spot since Caroline Wozniacki in 2010.

3.) How to Throw a Racquet

In the past few months, we’ve seen more than a handful of players take it to the extreme when it comes to racquet abuse. In response, Andy Roddick recorded a video to help show players how to properly throw a racquet or hit a ball in anger without getting in trouble.

4.) WTA & Modern Health

The WTA has partnered with the mental health platform Modern Health to provide more extensive resources to players and the WTA organization. The effort seeks to help further destigmatize mental health care as a growing number of athletes share their struggles with the pressure of competition and intense media scrutiny.

Read About the Partnership

5.) Federer Hitting Again

After more than eight months, Roger Federer teased his eventual comeback by posting a video hitting forehands. He still doesn’t expect to return to the tour until late summer, but the video hints that his rehabilitation is going well and gives fans a sneak peek into his progress. After his third knee surgery in two years, Roger was sidelined from tennis in 2021.

If you have a moment, I’d love to hear your feedback. Which topic is your favorite? What would you like to see more or less of each week?

Share your thoughts in the comments below and have a great weekend.

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