September 24, 2021
Five Point Friday
Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) Laver Cup 2021
Starting tomorrow, the Laver Cup will kick off its fourth edition of the tournament in Boston. The event runs through the weekend from September 24 – 26. Federer and Nadal won’t be competing, but it should be a fun event that quickly became a fan favorite after it first launched in 2017.
2.) New Guinness World Record
Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia joined the WTA Tour in 1998 and won the first tournament she entered in singles, doubles & mixed doubles. As the first player to achieve these results, Guinness awarded her a world record.
Guinness World Records holder 🤩
🇸🇮Katarina Srebotnik joined the WTA Tour in 1998 and won the first tournament she entered in singles, doubles & mixed doubles!
She is the first male or female to win the first main-draw tournament entered in all three disciplines of the sport. pic.twitter.com/0sJXWhSlrT
— wta (@WTA) September 20, 2021
3.) 1st ATP Event In San Diego
For the first time in history, the ATP Tour will hold a tournament in San Diego. The San Diego Open will be played at the Barnes Tennis Center and has a solid lineup of players. San Diego native and world No. 85 Brandon Nakashima boarded the USS Midway to promote the event.
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4.) Halep & Cahill Split
After six years, Simona Halep and Darren Cahill have ended their successful partnership. They first began working together in 2015, and since then, Simona has achieved some fantastic results. In 2017, roughly two years after they started working together, she became world No. 1. Then, in 2018 Simona won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open. Less than a year later, in 2019, she captured the title at Wimbledon.
After six wonderful years working together, @darren_cahill and I have decided that it’s time to end our working relationship.
Thank you D for everything, for making me a better tennis player and a better person. 🤗🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/VOEt4i81Bf
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) September 22, 2021
5.) Andy Murray Into Quarters
For the first time since 2019, Murray has reached the quarter-finals of an ATP tournament. He notched the result at the Moselle Open in France, where he defeated world No. 26 Ugo Humbert and No. 66, Vasek Pospisil. Tomorrow he’ll face No. 13 Hubert Hurkacz.
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.