February 18, 2022 TennisCompanion Five Point Friday

February 18, 2022

Five Point Friday

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

1.) Wilson Clash v2 [Reviews]

Five Point Friday Wilson Clash v2

Initially launched in 2019, the Wilson Clash has become a hugely popular line of racquets best known for arm-friendly comfort. Over the past few months, I’ve playtested four popular racquets from the line, and I’m excited to share my thoughts on the changes. I detail everything you need to know about the second generation, from the new paint job to strings, on-court performance, and upgrade advice.

Wilson Clash 98 v2 Review

Wilson Clash 100 v2 Review

Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2 Review

Wilson Clash 108 v2 Review

2.) Breaking Boundaries Exhibit

Five Point Friday Breaking Boundaries in Black Tennis

The Tennis Hall of Fame released Breaking Boundaries, a new digital exhibit celebrating Black History Month, which details the lives and achievements of inspiring Black players worldwide. The initial launch includes 70 individuals representing 19 nations but will expand with more players and stories added over time.

Enter the Exhibit

3.) Djokovic’s BBC Interview

Novak Djokovic has dominated much of the news in tennis ever since Australia denied him entry into the country due to his vaccination status ahead of the year’s first major. In his first interview since the event, Novak describes his reasoning for not taking the vaccine, his time in the Australian detention center, and more. There are three video embeds at the link below, so you’ll have to scroll to view each of them.

Watch All the Videos

4.) St. Petersburg Final

Anett Kontaveit earned her fourth consecutive indoor title defeating Maria Sakkari 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 in St. Petersburg, which brings her ranking to a career-high No. 6 in the world. The match highlights are worth a replay, but if you can only spare a minute, be sure to check out Anett’s defensive lob in the third set. You can find both at the link below.

5.) Felix Captures 1st Title

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime has been a talented force on the ATP Tour for a few years now, and in 2022 he broke into the top 10 for the first time. However, he hasn’t claimed a title despite his success, losing in all eight of his final appearances. This week, that changed in Rotterdam when he defeated a range of players, including Andy Murray, Andrey Rublev, and eventually Stefanos Tsitsipas, in straight sets during the final.

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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