Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) Tennis Suspended: COVID-19
On the heels of the last-minute tournament cancellation of Indian Wells on Sunday, the ATP and ITF have announced six-week suspensions until April 20th due to public health and safety concerns over COVID-19. At the time of writing, the WTA hasn’t officially announced a suspension, but it’s safe to assume they’ll follow suit.
The ATP has announced a six-week suspension of the men’s professional tennis tour due to public health & safety concerns over COVID-19.
During a brief sitdown with TennisChannel, world #24 Taylor Fritz, shared some insight into how players were staying informed about the evolving situation regarding the virus.
3.) Who Is Dayana Yastremska?
At 19 years old, Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska is current world #25 and has been a steady performer on tour for the past two years. As part of an ongoing WTA video series profiling players, Dayana had the opportunity to tell her story with an inside look at her life on and off the court.
4.) Around the Umpire Winner
We’ve all heard of the around the net winner, but around the umpire – that’s next level. Mississippi State’s Gregor Ramskogler shows us how it’s done during a doubles match against Tennessee this week.
Two years ago, Roger Federer parted ways with Nike to join the Uniqlo family, but his popular RF logo was still licensed to Nike, until now. According to the United States Patent & Trademark Office website, Federer’s company Tenro AG now officially owns the rights. However, it remains unclear whether he or Uniqlo will make use of it.