July 2, 2021
Five Point Friday
Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) Djokovic’s 46s Service Game
During his first-round match against teenager Jack Draper, Novak Djokovic hit four straight aces to win his service game in 46 seconds.
A game of aces in 46 seconds ⏱
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 28, 2021
2.) Making the Most of a Wildcard
British wildcard and 18-year old Emma Raducanu, ranked No. 338, fought her way into round three, defeating No. 42 Markéta Vondroušová. Tomorrow, she’ll face No. 45 Sorana Cirstea for a spot in the fourth round.
3.) De Minaur Puts on Breaks
Alex De Minaur put on his usual display of speed with a twist last week when he barely managed to avoid hitting the net after tracking down a lob and somehow still won the point.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) June 25, 2021
4.) An Intriguing Doubles Duo
Nick Kyrgios will fulfill a dream this week by playing mixed doubles with Venus Williams. He spoke about the partnership in his post-match press conference and looks forward to their first-round match today.
Nick Kyrgios talked about his
doubles partnership with Venus Williams in his post-match press conference:
"I want to experience playing with one of the Williams sisters in mixed doubles… That's like a dream come true for me."
— Chad (@CCSMOOTH13) June 30, 2021
5.) Federer & Murray Practice
Going into Wimbledon, all eyes were on Federer and Murray when they hit the practice court. Neither of them could quite remember, but between the two, they figure their last practice was around 2005-2006.
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.