Tennis player Zhizhen Zhang advances to the next stage of the Nur-Sultan ATP 500 tournament

The ATP brings together players from all over the world in the men's category.  (Infobae)
The ATP brings together players from all over the world in the men’s category. (Infobae)

the Chinese player Zhizhen Zhangthe number 123 of the ATP, fulfilled the forecasts with a win 7-6 and 6-3 in an hour and forty minutes to Kazakh Aleksandr Nedovyesov in the qualifying round of the ATP 500 tournament in Nur-Sultan. With this result we will see the player in the next stage of the ATP 500 tournament Nur-Sultan.

the tournament of Nur-Sultan (ATP Astana) involves a qualifying phase in which the lowest-ranked tennis players compete to obtain the highest possible score to enter the official tournament with the remaining applicants. Specifically, 43 tennis players face each other in this phase of the competition. A total of 27 players will reach the final stage, including those who qualify directly, those who manage to overcome the preliminary stage of the championship and those who are invited. It will also be played on a covered hard court between October 1st and 9th.

Popular sport worldwide

Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Four tournaments (the so-called “Grand Slams”) attract all the attention of the world every year: The season starts with the Australian Opencontinue with the soundtrack of Roland Garrosthen travels to London with the party Wimbledon and ends in the United States with the US Open.

For the remainder of the year, players around the world continue to play and finish seasons on the various surfaces: hard or fast track, clay either herb.

Tennis showed up Europe Late 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sports, Date the tour was created. It was particularly popular with the wealthy classes in English-speaking countries, but today it’s a world sport. It’s divided two categories: the competition of men (ATP) and women (WTA).

ATP

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

The ATP Tour organizes several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (when a player wins the tournament, he gets 1000 points to add him to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, at a lower level, is the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of the fight world tennis . In addition, the association also handles the Grand Slams.

The fight to be the best in history continues in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer They compete to improve all records and add most Grand Slams. The three players are commonly referred to as “Big Three‘ towards the new generations or ‘next gen’.

As in the case of the Greek, these future tennis stars have entered the global tennis scene with a bang Stefanos Tsitsipasfrom Italian Matteo BerretiniThe German Alexander Zverev or the Russians Medvedev Y rublev.

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

WTA

That 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 in her active career and is a benchmark and icon in the tennis world.

Today there are many female tennis players in the women’s category who are also struggling to stay at the top of the world tennis elite, surpassing Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Poles Iga Swiątek (Champion of Roland Garros 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkar either Paula Badosa (the first Spanish winner of Indian Wells) are fighting to stay in the famous top 10 of the WTA rankings.

In 2022, the Australian tennis player will Asleigh Barty announced his permanent retirement from tennis, leaving an impressive career with several Grand Slams. Now the other players have a chance to take over and become number 1.

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