Five Point Friday23 Aug 2019/Start the Conversation
Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
21-year-old Duckhee Lee from South Korea inspires the tennis community and his peers by becoming the first deaf player to win an ATP Tour main draw match.
ATP Cards Against Humanity
If you haven’t caught it yet, the ATP rolls out the 3rd edition of their creative take on the popular card game Cards Against Humanity and it’s pretty entertaining. This time featuring Stefanos Tsitsipas, Frances Tiafoe, and Dominic Thiem.
Huge Kyrigios Fine
It’s official. At $113,000, Kyrigios recent antics in Cincinnati result in the largest fine ever dolled out in the history of the sport. Take a trip down memory lane and relive the top 5 biggest fines in tennis.
- Nick Kyrgios, Cincinnati 2019: $113,000 – Watch
- Serena Williams, US Open 2009: $82,500 – Watch
- Bernard Tomic, Wimbledon 2019: $80,000 – Watch
- David Nalbandian, Queen’s Club 2012: $69,910 – Watch
- Jeff Tarango, Wimbledon 1995: $43,756 – Watch
Janko Tipsarevic Retirement
35-year-old Serbian Janko Tipsarevic announces he’ll retire from the professional tennis after he competes in the US Open, three additional tour-level events, and then wrapping things up with Davis Cup. Tipsarevic had recently returned to the tour after his seventh career surgery to make one last push, but will officially call it quits. He turned pro in 2002 and was a year-end top 10 player twice.
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Trinity Tennis Balls
Ahead of the US Open, Wilson launches Triniti tennis balls dubbed a better ball for the planet. On the outside, the balls feature a unique paper packaging that is 100% recyclable, but they’re more than a fancy package. These performance tennis balls incorporate some new technology to extend ball liveliness and overall performance. Available August 29th, these are a unique addition to their tennis ball lineup.
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.