TennisCompanion Five Point Friday July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

Five Point Friday

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

1.) A Guide to Tennis String Gauge

String gauge, or the thickness of a tennis string, is one of many factors to consider when buying a new set. In this video, I dive deep into the topic to help players make an informed decision when selecting a gauge.

2.) Wimbledon’s Classic Matches

Typically, we’d be in the midst of Wimbledon at this time in July. Although there’s no replacing the excitement of the tournament, Wimbledon has an entertaining series of ‘Classic Matches’ on YouTube to enjoy. My personal favorite of the past week is the quarter-final match between Agassi vs. Becker in 1992.

3.) Federer’s Shoe Raffle

In partnership with Swiss running company, On, Federer launched a limited 1,000 pair release of his new shoe, The Roger, via a raffle. Fans could enter for a chance to buy the shoe, which has since expired. If you missed the opportunity, you can sign up to hear about future releases.

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Game ON #theroger

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4.) Elliot Benchetrit’s Tweener

During his Ultimate Tennis Showdown match against Dustin Brown, Benchetrit tracked down a drop shot to hit a tweener that caught Brown flat-footed for a winner. It’s a quick replay.

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5.) Live Tennis Continues

Despite the rise in COVID-19 cases, live tennis continues with tournaments, for the most part doing their best to take precautions to keep players, staff, and spectators safe. This weekend, the Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS) in France wraps up, World Team Tennis in West Virginia kicks off, and a new edition of Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Pro Tennis starts up in Spain.

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We know the four semifinalists – but in what order will they finish? ????

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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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