(Sports news, Tennis news) Weekly tennis news from March 29 to April 4: Roger Federer will fall from the current 26th position in the world (with 1,620 points) to outside the top 40 on the ATP rankings. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal may return sooner than expected.
Djokovic did not receive the Covid-19 vaccine, still admired by the famous coach
Video Novak Djokovic Practice on clay courts in Monaco:
Novak Djokovic is actively practicing at the Country Club in Monte Carlo (Monaco) to prepare for his return to play after the scandal of being expelled from Australia earlier this year. The current world No. 1 male tennis player will participate in 4 tournaments during this year’s clay season including the Serbia Open, Madrid Masters, Rome Masters and Roland Garros.
Famous coach Rob Steckley (right) praises Novak Djokovic for daring to defend his personal opinion of not having a Covid-19 vaccine
Recently, Rob Steckley, the current coach of two tennis players Denis Shapovalov and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, said that Djokovic did “crazy” but “admirable” when he was willing to sacrifice the Australian Open. Indian Wells Masters or Miami Masters to defend my opinion that I do not vaccinate against Covid-19.
Speaking on the Match Point Canada podcast, Steckley said: “You can talk about Djokovic, who believes in not needing to be fully vaccinated, right? I know that opinion is something he believes in and stands his ground.”
“It is crazy to think that someone in Djokovic’s position would dare to point his gun against the world. I find that very admirable.”
Nadal still has a chance to attend the Barcelona Open
After a shock 3-6, 6-7 (5) loss to Taylor Fritz in the Indian Wells Masters final on March 21, Rafael Nadal was forced to leave the field for 4-6 weeks to treat a hip injury. “Gaur” will certainly not be able to attend the Monte Carlo Masters (April 9-17), but his ability to compete at the Barcelona Open (April 18-24) is still open.
David Ferrer expects Rafael Nadal to recover from his injury earlier than expected to be able to attend the Barcelona Open
Sharing in Marca recently, David Ferrer, CEO of Barcelona Open, said that he still expects his close friend Nadal to recover from his injury to attend the tournament that Rafa is named for the main court.
“Nadal is an irreplaceable tennis player, but we also have the novelty from (Carlos) Alcaraz, who creates a lot of expectations after the way he performed in so many tournaments this year. Having Rafa in attendance is something very unique and the only thing I hope is that he recovers as soon as possible so he can compete.”
Federer broke out of the world’s top 40 for the first time in nearly 22 years
Video of Roger Federer regaining the feeling of the ball on the training court:
According to the sheet Tennis World USA, after the Miami Open 2022 ends, Roger Federer will fall from the current 26 world position (with 1,620 points) to outside the top 40 on the ATP rankings. This is the first time in nearly 22 years since 2000, the new “Express Train” has ranked so low since he started playing professional tennis in the 1998 season.
Roger Federer is about to be outside the top 40 in the world after nearly 22 years
Federer is expected to be deducted up to 1,120 points in the near future when he is absent from a series of tournaments due to not having recovered from injury. That’s when the 40-year-old Swiss lost 90 points at the Madrid Masters, 180 points at Roland Garros, 250 points at the Halle Open and 600 points at Wimbledon.
However, the positive news is that Federer has returned to practice when on March 19, he posted on his personal Instagram a short video clip when launching quite powerful forehands in the gym on his face. hard court.
New World No. 1 Swiatek quits tournament in Charleston
Video Iga Swiatek beat Naomi Osaka to win the Miami Open this year:
After becoming the 4th female tennis player in history to win the “Sunshine Double” double (winners in both Indian Wells and Miami in the same year) after Steffi Graf, Kim Clijsters and Victoria Azarenka, Iga Swiatek has risen to the number 1 position in the world to replace Ashleigh Barty who has just retired early.
Iga Swiatek won both Indian Wells and Miami this year
But after beating Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to win the Miami Open, the 20-year-old Polish player withdrew from the WTA tournament in Charleston (USA) from April 4-10.
Swiatek explained his decision: “Sorry everyone, but after competing in 3 finals (in Doha, Indian Wells and Miami) like going through marathons, I am very tired and injured. light in the arm”.
Thiem reveals how to entertain herself while being treated for Covid-19
Yesterday (April 3), Dominic Thiem posted on his personal Instagram a photo of him smiling while holding a book. The Austrian tennis player who won the men’s singles US Open 2020 revealed that he was enjoying the pleasure of reading while isolating at his own home to treat Covid-19 after having just tested positive 4 days ago. .
Dominic Thiem entertains himself during Covid-19 treatment isolation by reading books
Thiem captioned the photo: “What I’m going to do in the coming days is spend a lot of time poring over good books.”
According to Dang Duc (Synthesis) (Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Magazine)
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