Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) Djokovic breezes past Lendl
At 217 weeks, Novak Djokovic passes Ivan Lendl on the all-time leaderboard for weeks as world #1. Now Sampras at 286 weeks and Federer at 310 lie ahead. Nadal currently sits 640 points behind Djokovic as world #2, but his withdrawal from the Shanghai Masters will likely allow Djokovic to rack up quite a few more weeks through the end of the year.
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2.) Did you know Federer uses these?
Look closely at Roder Federer’s tennis racquet and you’ll notice ten tiny inserts placed strategically between his strings. They’re string savers and we’ve done a writeup of this lesser-known accessory to help determine if they’re right for you.
3.) Ridiculously good tennis art
Born in New York City, Andres Bella makes beautiful art from tennis materials. If you’re not familiar, he’s well worth a follow to keep up with his work. Check out this time-lapse where he uses tennis string to create an impressive portrait of Federer on a ProStaff RF97.
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4.) Brawl at Kerber’s match in Beijing
Tennis crowds can get rowdy, especially at the US Open. However, compared to other sports like football and baseball, it’s not often we see fans drop their gloves and go to battle.
The guy in blue shirt is Zhang Shuai’s player box’s guest, and he was assauting and beating one of Angie’s Chinese fan after the match, blaming the Angie’s Chinese fans cheering for Angie in Zhang Shuai’s hometown, I think that’s why Zhang shuai got so many haters pic.twitter.com/aJ7qWMVf3u
— Euan Zhang (@EuanZhang) September 29, 2019
5.) Schwartzman finds the angle
At the end of a 14 shot rally in Beijing, world #16 Diego Schwartzman of Argentina finds what feels like an impossible angle on the run while defending a well-placed down the line backhand against American Sam Querrey.
THIS. ANGLE. 🤯
Take a bow, @dieschwartzman 👏
— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 3, 2019
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.