TennisCompanion Five Point Friday October 29, 2021

October 29, 2021

Five Point Friday

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

1.) Sinner’s Unique Achievement

On Sunday, world No. 11 Jannik Sinner defeated No. 14. Diego Schwartzman at the European Open in Antwerp, Belgium 6-2, 6-2, which marks his fourth title of the year and fifth of his career. As a result, he became the youngest man to win five ATP titles since Djokovic accomplished the feat at 19 years old in 2007.

2.) 21-Year-Old’s 1st Title

It’s always refreshing to see new names earning wins on tour. This week, American Ann Li earned her first singles WTA title defeating Camila Osorio 6-1, 6-4 at the Tenerife Ladies Open in Spain. Ranked No. 725 in the world, Li has found more success to date playing doubles, where she’s ranked No. 48, but as a young athlete, she has plenty of years ahead, so wishing her best of luck in the future!

3.) Tsitsipas’ Face on a Shoe

In collaboration with Adidas, Stefanos Tsitsipas announced a new shoe that’s a blend of Adidas classic Stan Smiths and Superstars and features his name and face on the shoe’s tongue. Currently, the shoes are only available in Europe and Japan, but they’ll be available soon in North America.

4.) AO Vaccination Update

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that “the state of Victoria will not be applying for any exemptions for unvaccinated planers.” His statement contradicts Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comments suggesting players could apply for a skilled worker travel exemption and undergo a 14-day quarantine. It would seem there’s likely to be some extra debate ahead of the Australian Open.

5.) Triniti Ball Gets Upgrade

Since their launch in 2019, the Triniti tennis ball has been a success, and it’s one of our favorites in the pressureless ball category. Earlier this month, Wilson released an upgraded version called Triniti Pro, which offers the same Engage core as the original but with a new felt for faster play, added durability, and greater consistency on bounces.

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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