TennisCompanion Five Point Friday May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

Five Point Friday

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

1.) Fucsovics’ Impressive Winner

During his round of 64 match against Alexander Bublik at the Madrid Open, Márton Fucsovics tracked down a lob for an impressive winner that’s easily one of the best of the year.

2.) Barbora Strycova Retires

On Tuesday, world #52 Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic announced her retirement at 35. She reached a career-high of #16 with two titles in singles, and in doubles, she achieved a #1 ranking with 31 titles. In doubles, she retires as world #2.

3.) Nadal’s Fancy Feet

During warmups and practice, Rafa is often spotted showing off his knack for football and impressive skills with a tennis ball. On Wednesday, he was spotted with one of his more impressive ball pickups. Ready to give it a try?

4.) WTA & The Fan Project

Partnering with the WTA, The Fan Project is leveraging the power of social media to create a data-driven case for increasing media coverage, investment, and sponsorship dollars for women’s sports. To make it happen, fans give the project anonymous and secure access to their social data for researchers and analysts to build the case. If interested, you can share yours to support the cause.

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5.) Medvedev’s Distaste for Clay

Daniil Medvedev isn’t shy about his distaste for clay, and this week at the Madrid Open, he gave us a sharp reminder when he threw a bit of a tantrum on the court. In his post-match press conference, he shared that even winning Rolland Garros wouldn’t change his feelings.

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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