TennisCompanion Five Point Friday January 8, 2020

January 8, 2021

Five Point Friday

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

1.) World #29 Anti-Doping Violation

In late November of last year, 20-year-old Dayana Yastremska of the WTA provided a urine sample that subsequently tested positive for a metabolite of mesterolone, an anabolic steroid. As a result, she’s received a provisional suspension from the World Anti-Doping Agency. Dayana released a statement denying the use of performance-enhancing drugs or prohibited substances.

2.) Tiafoe’s Letter to Arthur Ashe

World #62, Frances Tiafoe won the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for 2020. In response, he penned a letter to Arthur Ashe, which the ATP published on their website.

Read Tiafoe’s Letter

3.) Training the Best Athletes [Podcast]

Strength coach, Gunnar Peterson, sits down with Nina Pantic for the Tennis.com podcast. Peterson has worked with a wide range of high-profile clients, including Pete Sampras, Sylvester Stallone, Dwayne Johnson, and Hugh Jackman. Plus, he’s currently the Director of Strength and Endurance for the Lakers. If fitness is part of your New Years’ resolutions, it’s worth a listen.

4.) The Alphebet with ATP Tennis

If you have a few minutes to spare and are looking for a quick laugh, check out this entertaining compilation from Tennis TV. At just over two minutes, it’s perfect for a quick break.

5.) Querrey’s Explanation

Sports Illustrated sat down with Sam Querrey to discuss his COVID-19 experience and subsequent probation for breaching the ATP’s health and safety protocols. If you’re curious to hear his side of the story, it covers it all.

Check Out the Interview

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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