February 10, 2023 TennisCompanion Five Point Friday

February 10, 2023

Five Point Friday

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

1.) Fed as a Commentator?

According to The Telegraph, Federer is in talks to join BBC’s Wimbledon coverage. The move would coincide with a revamped production, including a new studio built on top of the old broadcasting center on the grounds.

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2.) Alycia Parks Maiden Title

Unseeded and ranked No. 79, Alycia Parks defeated No. 5 Caroline Garcia 7-6 (7), 7-5 at the Open Métropole de Lyon. The win marks her first WTA title and victory over a top-five player, pushing her ranking to a career-high of No. 51.

3.) Wildcard GOATs

Andy Murray received his 53rd career wildcard to play the Dubai Duty Free Championships later this month, matching Tommy Haas for the most on the ATP Tour since 1990. Can you guess the others with the most wildcards?

  1. Andy Murray – 53
  2. Tommy Has – 53
  3. Goran Ivanisevic – 51
  4. James Blake – 49
  5. Lleyton Hewitt – 45

4.) Venus Injury Update

In January, 42-year-old Venus Williams suffered a hamstring injury at the ASB Classic in New Zealand, which forced her to withdraw from the Australian Open. In a recent update to fans, she shared that she’ll be sidelined for the foreseeable future as she rehabs, hoping to return to the court again soon.

5.) Wilson Shift Now Available

Previews of the Shift, Wilson’s latest edition to their racquet lineup, first surfaced with playtesters in November of last year. Now two prototype models are available in limited quantities ahead of the official release this summer – the Shift 99 300 and the 99 315.

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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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