Search Atp rankings by age. Italian Tennis Professional Matteo Berrettini. He has been ranked 1 or 2 at some point during every year since Aug 11!
I will always remember your cheerful smile and our matches for the national team in the Davis Cup. Rest in peace, my friend. Welcome Mike Dowse. Onward… Mailbag Have a question or comment for Jon? What an inspiring story.
How can anyone not be so happy for him? Last week we toasted a year-old who won her first title. This week we toast a year-old who won his 46th title, one of the most meaningful of his career.
Nine months after pondering retirement—and after hip resurfacing—Murray beat Stan Wawrinka and won the Antwerp event.
And suddenly, his career is back on. He was clearly in despair over the state of his body and the apparent futility of his rehab and recovery from hip surgery. But he never eliminated the possibility of a return.
Players and commentators lined up to assess his career.
Murray was, of course gracious while, in effect, attending his funeral. The next person not to resist smiling at this story will be the first. Some of this is the simple comeback story and the triumph over injury.
Winning a best-of-three indoor event is still a ways from taking on Nadal or Djokovic in Melbourne. A guy with a similar career arc who also knows from injury recovery.
Wawrinka was gracious in defeat; must be pleased overall with own ; and is another player who is as well-liked and well-regarded for his personality as he is his actual tennis. Hi Jon, I was wondering if you could provide your thoughts on the recent success of Alison Riske? Also interesting that her success coincides with her recent marriage?
Olympic team. But Ali Riske is having a career year—now up to No. She volleys well, move well and transitions well. Her strokes and serve can sometimes look uncomfortable, but she owns them. The joke is so stale it has rigor mortis. Riske-Armitraj or risk arbitrage?
But there really is something to her name.
She plays with aggression and takes her chances. She played a full slate of events in China this fall and headed home.
No problem. She jumped on a plane and headed back over. It sounds silly but this kind of attitude goes a long way in this sport. New era, new question: what is the carbon footprint of tennis relative to other sports?
Is it any more sustainable than others? In some ways, I suspect tennis fares well. No fields or pitches requiring watering and groundskeeping and greens-keeping save for Wimbledon.
No manufacturing of ice. Few events requiring heat and air-conditioning. Nothing involving the power boats or the palindromic racecar. Coach of the Year? And now he may have helped Alexander Zverev turn the corner on his dismal year. Special shout out to Rafa Nadal as well—his spirited coaching during Laver Cup was a revelation.
No coach. His parents answered fan mail. If Federer were still coaching himself today a top three player! AND helping other players on the both tours, you would have a real case. Three points: 1 I remember being courtside in Australia a few years back when Bencic beat Venus Williams in the first round.
Bencic walked off the court, giddily, looking for Federer. He had made his way out of the lounge and greeted her with a congratulatory hug. Open win. For any fan who was sad to see the retirement of David Ferrer, I think this is the guy who takes up the mantle for players milking the absolute most out of their own talent to have a lengthy career.
Gotta love the everyman! On Sunday Denis Shapovalov won his first title. Friend, be thankful for the state of Canadian tennis in general! Especially on a per capita basis, you guys are killing it.
You are the envy of the tennis world. Including your congenial neighbors to the south. I agree with your assessment of Andreescu. The ability to reset. The sweet spot between supreme self-belief and arrogance.
A sense of exceptionalism but also a sense of reality. Bouchard is in her own category—a lot of extra-tennis pressures and opportunities that came at the expense of her game.
And Milos is note: optimistic present tense a tennis maxmimizer. With you on Schwartzman, too.