January 29, 2021
Five Point Friday
Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) Polyester Tennis Strings [VIDEO]
Known for their spin, control, low power, and durability, polyester tennis strings are some of the most popular on the market. In my latest video, I share everything you need to know to become familiar with this category of stings, including their pros, cons, stringing, considerations, and questions to ask before using them.
2.) Australian Exhibition Matches
A one-off event held at the Memorial Drive Tennis Center in Adelaide supporting the Australian Tennis Foundation kicked off yesterday evening. Players included Djokovic, Osaka, Nadal, the Williams sisters, Thiem, Barty, Halep, Sinner, and Begu. At the time of writing, I have the live broadcast video to share, so if the link below is a dead-end, be sure to check the Australian Open’s YouTube channel, as I’m sure they’ll post some highlights.
3.) Changing Strategy Mid-Match
Paul Annacone and Prakash Amritraj sit down to discuss tips changing strategy during a match. It’s a quick video with actionable insight to help you think about mixing things up.
4.) Elena Vesnina’s Comeback
Russian and former world #13, Elena Vesnina, hasn’t competed since May of 2018 after giving birth to her daughter and taking a break from the tour. With much of the WTA’s schedule still up in the air, it’s unclear exactly when she’ll make her debut, but she’ll be deciding as dates solidify for the year.
5.) Rafa’s CNN Interview
CNN’s Chief International Anchor, Christiane Amanpour, speaks with Nadal from quarantine in Australia to discuss the current state of tennis, his many achievements, and his future. She askes some great questions, and it’s well worth a listen.
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.