TennisCompanion Five Point Friday October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

Five Point Friday

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

1.) Federer’s Return to Tennis

Deciding to take most of 2021 off to recoup from another arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, Federer has shared he plans to attempt a return to tennis at the Australian Open – there’s just one caveat. He’ll only participate if he’s 100% healthy.

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2.) World #45 Julia Goerges Retires

After 15 years on tour, Julia Goerges from Germany has announced her retirement. A popular WTA veteran, she had a career-high ranking of #9, claimed seven titles, and 479 match wins. Julia also had a career-high doubles rank of #12.

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TIME TO SAY GOODBYE ?✍️? . . Dear Tennis, I am writing to you, because I am ready to say “Goodbye”. When I started playing tennis at the age of 5, I would never have thought that we would go such a long way together. You have given me so many different types of emotions throughout our journey and I am very thankful for everything you have shown and taught me. I learnt how to deal with the toughest losses but also enjoy the most amazing wins of my career, to fight back many times when I was struggling with you and through it all we never lost sight of our dreams. I always knew how I would feel when it is time to say goodbye to you, and that moment has arrived. I am ready to close the tennis chapter of my life and open a new one, which I am really excited about. Thank you for everything you have given me. You will stay forever in my heart ❤️ Yours, Jules P.S. Huge thank you to my family, friends, team, sponsors and fans for supporting and believing in me always, I couldn’t have done it without you. . . Liebes Tennis, ich schreibe Dir diese Zeilen, weil ich bereit bin mich von Dir zu verabschieden. Als ich mit 5 Jahren mit Dir angefangen habe, hätte ich niemals gedacht, dass wir einen so langen Weg zusammen gehen. Du hast mir so viele verschiedene Emotionen auf unserer Reise beschert und ich bin sehr dankbar für alles was Du mir gezeigt und beigebracht hast. Ich habe gelernt mit den härtesten Niederlagen umzugehen- die größten Siege meiner Karriere zu genießen- wiederzukommen als ich mit Dir gekämpft habe und nie aufzugeben meine Träume zu verwirklichen. Ich habe immer gewusst, dass ich es fühlen werde, wenn der richtige Zeitpunkt gekommen ist, zu Dir Tschüss zu sagen – der Moment ist da. Ich bin bereit das Kapitel Tennis zu schließen und ein Neues aufzumachen, worauf ich mich sehr freue. Vielen Dank für alles, was Du mir gegeben hast- Du wirst für immer in meinem Herzen sein ❤️ Deine Jule P.S. Ein großes Dankeschön auch an meine Familie, Freunde, Team, Sponsoren und Fans. Ihr habt immer an mich geglaubt und ohne Eure Unterstützung hätte ich es nicht geschafft . . ? Credits- #1:Parents #2: @porschetennis #3: @jimmie48tennis #4,5,6: @gettyimages

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3.) New Behind the Racquet Tour

Pro tennis player Noah Rubin, who’s well-known for his creation of the Behind the Racquet podcast and Instagram account, is taking things one step further with the Behind the Racquet Tour. The first two stops scheduled for 2021 will be in San Diego, CA, and Keller, Texas, and will include a new fast-paced style of scoring, elevated fan involvement, and a festival feel featuring art and music.

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4.) 2 Days Left to Vote

Did you know you can influence a player’s entrance into the Tennis Hall of Fame? It’s easy. Head to the Hall of Fame’s website and select any number of five candidates to influence the Hall of Fame’s class of 2021.

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5.) Djokovic’s Streetside Lessons

Out walking his dog in Belgrade, Serbia, Novak Djokovic was spotted giving some quick tennis tips to kids in the neighborhood. On a separate note, he’s opted out of defending his Paris Masters title in early November because he won’t be able to add to his ranking points – a function of the ATP Tour’s revised ranking system due to COVID. Currently, he has his sights set on breaking Roger Federer’s record 310 weeks as world #1, which he can accomplish if he holds the spot through March 8, 2021.

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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