TennisCompanion Five Point Friday July 16, 2021

July 16, 2021

Five Point Friday

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

1.) Nike React Vapor NXT [Review]

In my latest video, I break down everything you need to know about the Nike React Vapor NXT’s fit, construction, and technologies. I also provide a detailed analysis of the shoe’s performance and describe where the shoe excels and has room for improvement to help you decide if they’re right for you.

2.) Naomi’s Documentary

Launching today, Naomi Osaka’s three-part documentary on Netflix pulls back the curtain and follows her for two years after her first Grand Slam title at the US Open in 2018.

3.) 20 GOAT Rallies

Relive some of the most entertaining rallies between Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal over the years. Every point is thoroughly impressive and an excellent watch heading into the weekend.

4.) Tennis Hall of Famer Passes

Former world No. 1, Shirley Fry Irvin, is one of only ten women in history to have won singles titles at all four majors. She’s also one of six players to win a doubles title at each major. On Tuesday, July 13th, she passed away in Naples, FL, at the age of 94.

Read Shirley’s Hall of Fame Bio

5.) The Shapovalov Backhand

Denis Shapovalov’s one-handed backhand is a fan favorite and an effective weapon. In this highlight reel, YouTuber sLlorca pulls together some thoroughly impressive points where he dominated with this shot.

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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