TennisCompanion Five Point Friday July 23, 2021

July 23, 2021

Five Point Friday

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

1.) Olympic Draws Released

The draws are out, and tennis at the Tokyo Olympics kicks off today, with the men’s and women’s singles finals set for July 31st.

Women’s Singles Draw

Men’s Singles Draw

Women’s Doubles Draw

Men’s Doubles Draw

2.) Thiem Playing Left Handed

Last month Dominic Thiem suffered a right wrist injury, which forced him off the court. Now he’s back, but he’s still wearing a splint and protecting his wrist, so he decided to practice left-handed to get in some reps.

3.) Elina & Gaël Tie the Knot

One of the tour’s favorite couples, Elina Svitolina and Gaël Monfils, tied the knot this week in Geneva, Switzerland. However, they won’t get much of a break with Elina representing Ukraine in the Olympics and Gaël playing for France.

4.) Wooden Racquet Challenge

At the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, RI, Jack Sock and Steve Johnson took part in a friendly wooden racquet challenge. Jack was stopped in the quarterfinals by eventual champion Kevin Anderson, but he did manage to take home a doubles title with partner William Blumberg.

5.) World’s Oldest Tennis Player

Leonid Stanislavskyi from Ukraine is 97 years old and still competing in tennis. He picked up the sport when he was 30 and hits the court roughly three times per week. Last year, he earned a Guinness World Record certificate as the oldest living competitive tennis player.

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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