Category Archives: Tournaments

…from J.McEnroe to Nishikori…

   …next year, I won’t be comparing seasons 1994 and 2024. Instead, I plan to post short biographies that I’ve written for my e-book “…from Phil Dent to Jannik Sinner…” (published in March 2021) focusing on the best singles players … Continue reading

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1993 and 2023

January: Week 1 – Week 2 – Week 3/4 (AUSSIE OPEN) February: Week 5 – Week 6 – Week 7 – Week 8 March: Week 9 – Week 10/11 (Indian Wells) – Week 12/13 (Miami) April: Week 14 – Week … Continue reading

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Week 48 (NextGen)

…2023… Saudi Arabia, the largest country in the Arabian Peninsula, long envied its neighbours such as Qatar and the UAE for organizing ATP tournaments. Saudi Arabia finally made its debut by hosting the Next Generation ATP Finals, an event spotlighting … Continue reading

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Week 47 (Davis Cup – finals)

…2023… After the Davis Cup structure renewal, Spain has been hosting the finals since 2019 (the initial two editions were held in Madrid, followed by another two in Málaga). However, the oldest team competition in tennis didn’t take place in … Continue reading

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Week 46 (Masters)

…2023… Officially known as the “ATP Finals” since 2017 and hosted in Turin since 2021. This year saw two debutants, 20-year-olds Rune and Alcaraz (the Spaniard was set for his debut a year earlier but withdrew due to injury). Three … Continue reading

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Week 45

…2023… Unlike thirty years ago, when comparing the last week of the regular season, this year’s rivalry at the top of the game is essentially over with Novak Đoković needing just one win next week. There is no longer any … Continue reading

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Week 44

…2023… An exceptional line-up at the 56-draw graced this year’s Paris-Bercy, where the top 16 seeds represented the best in the world. With only three remaining spots for the “Nitto ATP Finals” (successor of “Masters”) it was a fierce competition. … Continue reading

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Week 43

…2023… Since 2016, there has been a week featuring two “ATP 500” events in German-speaking cities, except for the Covid-affected years 2020 and 2021 when the “Swiss Indoors” didn’t take place. In Basel, Holger Rune and Félix Auger-Aliassime have managed … Continue reading

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Week 42

…2023… Bryan (b. 1965) and Ben Shelton (b. 2002), the second active father-son combo with ATP titles, make for an intriguing tennis story. Unlike Czech Petr (b. 1968), Sebastian Korda‘s father (b. 2000), American Bryan has taken on the role … Continue reading

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Week 40-41

…2023… In recent years, Novak Đoković‘s primary focus has been on winning Grand Slam titles rather than retaining the world No. 1 ranking. The Serbian tennis legend chose to skip the entire Asian swing this season. After a four-year hiatus … Continue reading

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