TennisCompanion Five Point Friday January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021

Five Point Friday

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

1.) Djokovic’s AO Letter

After sending a letter to Craig Tiley, the Australian Open tournament director, with suggestions (perceived by many as demands) for handling player quarantine, the media erupted, calling him selfish, difficult, and ungrateful. In response, Djokovic felt compelled to share a public note to clear the air.

2.) Legends of Tennis: Edberg

In a new series, Legends of Tennis, the ATP explores the careers of some of the greatest players starting with Stefan Edberg. It’s a quick refresher on what made each player special.

3.) Azarenka Teases Podcast

In a post on Twitter, world #13 Victoria Azarenka shared that she’s been working on a talk show and podcast titled “Think About It.” According to Azarenka, the six-episode series, which will be available in video and audio format, will be launched on January 27 on Tennis Channel and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.

4.) Touring with the Bryan Brothers

Ever wonder what it’s like touring with the Bryan brothers? Former co-coach of Bob and Mike Bryan, Dave Marshall, shares his best stories from the tour and locker room, including what made the twins such formidable champions.

5.) Australian Event Dates

Typically, the Australian Open would already be well underway. However, as expected, the pandemic has resulted in shifts to the tour calendars. Here’s a quick reminder of key dates leading up to the year’s first major.

Australian Dates 2021

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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