Five Point Friday: November, 1 201931 Oct 2019/Start the Conversation
Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) Custom Tennis Racquets
Most tour-level players customize their racquet to maximize performance and complement their style of play. In recent years, we’ve also seen the rise of custom aesthetics as brands give players more control over the style of their frame.
In this article, we dive deep into racquet personalization, discussing why you might want to customize, what aspects to consider, and how to go about it.
2.) Unbelievable Tweener In Dubs
Making a bid for the shot of the year, Joe Salisbury of the UK, hits an obscene tweener off of an incredibly deep lob for a winner.
It’s amazing he even got his racquet on the ball, but the fact that he caught his opponents flat-footed made it even better. His opponent Rajeev Ram followed this moment up by taking home the title in Vienna.
3.) Thiem Is E V E R Y W H E R E
This highly entertaining point featuring Dominic Thiem and Diego Shwartzman during the finals of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna is impressive.
The intensity from both ends was crazy, but Thiem managed to close out the point from the net eventually.
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4.) Federer’s 10th Title in Basel
Most tour-level players dream of winning at least one title during their career. Recently, Roger surpassed an absurd 100 titles and with his 10th at the Swiss Indoors Basel to reach 103. This tournament is the second he’s won 10 times, with the other being the Gerry Weber Open in Germany.
5.) 5 Aces in a Row from Reilly Opelka
Known for his huge serve, world #31 Reilly Opelka threw down five consecutive aces to save three break points during his quarter-final match against Roberto Bautista Agut. During his next semi-final match, he surpassed a mindboggling 1,000 aces for the season.
If you’re curious, the most consecutive aces came from Sam Querrey back in 2007, where he hit ten straight aces against James Blake.
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.