Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) Hall of Fame’s New Exhibit
The Tennis Hall of Fame released their newest digital exhibit highlighting more than 120 years of Black tennis history in America. According to the Hall of Fame, it’s their most comprehensive to date. I’d have to agree – perhaps a good holiday read to bookmark.
Last Sunday, during an award ceremony, Federer shared that he hoped his knee would be 100% by October, but that he’s still not 100% today, and it would be tight to try and make a return at the Australian Open. Earlier this month, during an interview with Kei Nishikori, he expressed one of his goals for the year was to play the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year.
3.) Kids Interview Agassi
A group of kids had the opportunity to interview Andre Agassi for Portland Tennis & Education’s Fifth Annual Tennis Ball last month. Questions include what he’s been up to since he retired, what advice he’d give himself 20 years ago, whether he’ll coach again, and more.
4.) Harsh Reality: Player Earnings
Cult Tennis explores how much money tennis players make and the harsh reality for those who rank lower. From prize money to sponsorships, endorsements, and part-time jobs on tour, it’s a thorough and well-made video that’s worth checking out.
5.) ATP Tour Calendar
The ATP has released a revised schedule for the first seven weeks of the season as they continue to navigate the challenges presented by the pandemic.