TennisCompanion Five Point Friday December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019

Five Point Friday

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

1.) Federer’s Franc

The Swissmint is honoring Roger Federer by making him the first living person to be recognized with a commemorative coin. The 20-franc silver coin sold out within a day. Demand was so high it crashed the Swissmint’s website.

Want a coin but missed the opportunity? The Swissmint noted that another run of 40,000 coins might release if demand exceeds the first run – I think that’s a sure bet. Plus, there’s a gold coin in the works too.

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At 31years old, Spanish tennis player Carla Suarez Navarro, announced she’ll be retiring from tennis at the end of the 2020 season. With two titles to her name, a career-high ranking of 6 during the 2016 season, and $11.58 million in career prize money, it’s safe to say she’s had a good run.

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3.) Comeback Player of the Year

The award for Comeback Player of the Year will go to the player who has overcome injury and re-established themselves as one of the top players in the game. This year, Andy Murray, Andrey Rublev, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Stan Wawrinka are the nominees.

Who’s your pick? We’d love to hear in the discussion boards.

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4.) Matches of the Decade

Over the past two weeks, Tennis.com has been looking back at the decade’s most memorable matches in men’s and women’s tennis. Check out their picks and relive some of the moments that have defined the decade.

Relive All the Matches

5.) Every ATP Championship Point

In 2019, there were 68 championship points played if you include the World Tour and Next Gen Finals. Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • 42 ATP 250
  • 11 ATP 500
  • 9 ATP Masters 1,000
  • 4 Grand Slams
  • 2 Finals

Watch every single championship point and trophy raise from this year’s season. What’s your favorite trophy?

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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