TennisCompanion Five Point Friday November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020

Five Point Friday

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

1.) Player Council Restricts PTPA

In August, Novak Djokovic & Vasek Pospisil announced the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA). Shortly after, they were asked to resign from the ATP Player Council, which gives players a voice in the organization. Wednesday, a new twist emerged after they were both nominated by their peers for the ATP Player Council once again. However, the ATP Board blocked this possibility by voting on a new rule to ensure that they couldn’t be elected as members of the PTPA. It remains unclear how the two organizations will co-exist.

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2.) 100-Year Old Still Playing Tennis

It’s really is never too late to start playing tennis. Born on October 15, 1920, Lloyd Lettis of Mountview, CA, first picked up a racquet at the age of 65, and 35 years later, he’s still out on the court swinging for the fences. Catch his interview and learn his secrets for living a long life.

3.) WTA Shot of the Year

It was an abbreviated 2020 season, but the WTA has pulled together their fan-voted list of the best shots in 2020. Each month fans vote for their favorite shot, which then becomes a finalist for fans to help declare the year’s best.

4.) Shrinking Tennis Players

As Oscar Hinojosa’s Instagram account suggests, he shrinks people. I started seeing these pop up in my feed and thought they were pretty entertaining. So far, he’s shrunk Federer, Serena, Djokovic, Nadal, Murray, and Sharapova. Who’s next?

5.) Year-End #1: Ash Barty?

Ash Barty hasn’t played a tournament since late February of this year, yet she holds the year-end #1 ranking. How’s that possible? In part, it has to do with an extended window for calculating WTA Rankings. Usually, it’s a 52-week window, but due to the pandemic, it was extended from March 2019 through December 2020.

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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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