September 23, 2022 TennisCompanion Five Point Friday

September 23, 2022

Five Point Friday

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

1.) Fed Retiring & Last Match

Late last week, Roger Federer announced his retirement to the tennis world on social media with an audio recording of him reading a letter “to his tennis family and beyond.” In it, he shares that the Laver Cup this weekend in London will be his final ATP event. He’ll pair up with Rafael Nadal in doubles against Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe for today’s last match at the tournament. Check out today’s match schedule and broadcast coverage for countries worldwide to watch Federer’s last dance.

2.) Serena William’s Final Run

Natalie Kitroeff of The Daily podcast from The New York Times speaks with culture critic Wesley Morris about Serena’s retirement and her impact on tennis, sports, and the US.

3.) FAA Defeats Alcaraz at Home

In his Davis Cup match against Carlos Alcaraz hosted in Spain, Felix Auger-Aliassime notched an impressive 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-2 win over Carlos Alcaraz, which was his first match since claiming the US Open title and world No. 1 ranking.

4.) Zhang Outlasts Garcia

Coming from match point down in the third-set tiebreaker, world No. 28 Zhang Shuai defeated No. 10, Caroline Garcia, in an entertaining match that was one of the week’s best.

5.) 50 Game-Changing Moments

In an immersive three-part feature, the story of the ATP is told through 50 game-changing moments from 1972 – 2022. Relive each unique event along with iconic photos.

Read 50 Game-Changing Moments

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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