Tennis player Karen Khachanov manages to qualify for the quarterfinals at the expense of Fabio Fognini

Tennis player Karen Khachanov manages to qualify for the quarterfinals at the expense of Fabio Fognini

Karen Khachanov number 26 in the ATP and seeded number 7, fulfilled the forecasts by winning in one hour and forty-six minutes per 6-3 y 7-5 a Fabio Fognini Italian tennis player, number 61 in the ATP, in the round of 16 of the ATP 500 tournament in Hamburg. After this result, we will be able to continue seeing the winner of the match in the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 tournament in Hamburg.

In the course of the match Khachanov managed to break his opponent’s serve 3 times, obtained 66% first serve, committed a double fault, managing to win 64% of service points. As for the Italian, he managed to break serve once, had 69% first serve, double faulted and managed to win 60% of service points.

In the quarterfinals, Khachanov will face the winner of the match between the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz and the Serbian Filip Krajinovic.

The tournament ATP Hamburg It takes place on clay in the open air and a total of 43 players will face each other, of which 32 go to the final among those who qualify directly, the winners of the rounds prior to the final of the tournament and the invited players. In addition, its celebration takes place from July 16 to 24 in Hamburg.

A sport that has come to stay

Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) gather the world’s attention: the season begins with the Open the Australia to continue with the clay track of Roland Garros travels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally closes in the United States with the US Open.

In the rest of the year, players also compete around the world completing seasons on the different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay and herb.

Tennis emerged in Europa at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport after the creation of the first tour. It was especially popular with the upper classes in English-speaking countries, but is now a global sport. It’s divided in of the categories: the men’s (ATP) and the women’s (WTA) competition.

ATP

The ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) is the association of professional tennis players that brings together players from all over the world in the men’s category.

The ATP tour organizes several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (if a player wins the tournament, he will take 1000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, on a lower step is the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight . In addition, the ATP tennis is also in charge of the Grand Slam.

The fight to be the best in history is still active in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadal the Serbia Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to beat all the records and achieve the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are popularly referred to as ‘Big Three’ versus the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.

These future tennis stars have entered the global tennis circuit with a bang, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasof the Italian Matteo Berrettinithe German Alexander Zverev or the russians Medvedev y Rublev.

Novak Djokovic currently holds the record for weeks at number 1 of the ATP rankings, closely followed by Roger Federer, the legendary American player Pete Sampras, Iván Lendl and Jimmy Connors.

WTA

The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) was founded in 1973 by the famous former tennis player Billie Jean King. The Californian won 39 Grand Slam titles during her active career and is a benchmark and icon for the world of tennis.

Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who are also struggling to stay at the top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Polish Iga Świątek (champion of Roland Garros in 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkari and Paula Badosa (the first Spanish winner of Indian Wells) are fighting to stay in the famous top 10 of the WTA ranking.

In the year 2022, the Australian tennis player Asleigh Barty announced his final retirement from the world of tennis and ended an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now it is the turn of the other players to take the witness and become number 1.

Melissa Galbraith
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