January 3, 2020
Five Point Friday
Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) ATP Cup Kicks Off
The inaugural ATP Cup has kicked off in Australia and will continue through Sunday, January 12.
With 24 teams competing in Brisbane, Sydney, and Perth over ten days, it’s a unique event that has seen strong interest from fans leading up to the Australian Open.
2.) Best ATP Matches of the Decade
Tennis TV digs deep into their archives to identify their picks for the best matches every year for the last decade. A selection of nine players form their picks with Djokovic and Murray making the list five times – two head to head.
3.) Murray & Delpo Season Delays
Neither Murray or Del Potro will be present for the 2020 Australian Open as their injury struggles continue.
Murray has had a ‘setback’ with his hip and is taking some additional time off as a precaution. Del Potro continues to recover from knee surgery more than six months ago. Both are targeting returns in February.
4.) Aces for a Cause
The ATP Cup has pledged a $100 donation for every ace hit during the tournament to help fight the wildfires that have been burning in Australia.
Fellow Australians, Nick Kyrgios, Alex De Minaur, and John Millman have all stepped up to personally pledge $200, $250, and $100 per ace respectively during their summer events.
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) January 2, 2020
— alex de minaur (@alexdeminaur) January 2, 2020
— John Millman (@johnhmillman) January 2, 2020
With more than 1500 aces expected to be served, the tournament contribution is expected to exceed $150,000.
— ATPCup (@ATPCup) January 2, 2020
5.) Funniest Tennis of the Decade
Sit back and relive some of the funny moments on the ATP Tour this decade.
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.