TennisCompanion Five Point Friday March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

Five Point Friday

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

1.) Tennis Suspension Increased

Although it didn’t come as much of a surprise, the ATP & WTA have jointly announced suspending play until June 7, 2020, due to COVID-19. Up until this point, the ATP and WTA communicated their suspensions separately, so it was great to see them joining forces for their latest announcement.

Read the annoucement.

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2.) French Open Goes Rogue

Speaking of communication… the French Open decided to move their tournament to the end of September after the US Open without informing the ATP, WTA, players, or anyone for that matter. The announcement drew criticism from just about every corner of the tennis world.

3.) Making the Most of Time at Home

Whether you’re practicing social distancing or officially on lockdown, COVID-19 has put tennis on hold in most areas of the world. Despite the changes, players are showing a bit of creativity to maintain their form and pass the time.

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4.) World No. 225 Offering Lessons

American and world No. 225, Noah Rubin, was spotted on Twitter offering to teach tennis lessons in his downtime with the tour on pause. If you don’t live in NY and you’re genuinely interested, he’s offering video analysis too.

5.) ATP Player Superstitions

Athletes in every sport have their superstitions, and tennis isn’t any different. The ATP caught up with some players on tour to talk about some of their unusual habits.

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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    • TennisCompanion
      TennisCompanion says:

      Same here, Harvey. I thought it was interesting how common using the same shower was for players. I could see that happening myself, so perhaps not super odd, but a common thread. 😄

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