Leon and Nweke get their place in the semifinals of the Nairobi tournament

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis. (Infobae)

the american Leon Sabastiani and the Nigerian tennis player Divine Dasam Nweke fulfilled the forecasts by winning in the quarterfinals of the tournament of Nairobi by 6-2 and 6-2 in one hour and six minutes to the Indian players mahrukh kokni Y Sharanya Shetty. With this result, we will see the winners of the match in the next phase of the tournament Nairobithe semifinals.

The statistics about the match show that the winners managed to break their opponents’ serve 5 times, in the first service they had 67% effectiveness, they committed 4 double faults and they got 74% of the points on serve. As for the defeated couple, they managed to break the serve once against their opponents.

Leon and Nweke will meet in the semifinals with the German players Emily Seibold Y Linda Salvi tomorrow Saturday from 10:00 Spanish time.

The tournament ITF Kenya 01A It takes place on external clay and during the course of it, a total of 15 couples face each other. In addition, it is celebrated from November 15 to 19 in Nairobi.

A sport that endures over time

Tennis is undoubtedly a classic sport. Every year, four tournaments (the so-called ‘Grand Slams’) attract all the world’s attention: the season begins with the australian opento continue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and ends in the USA with the US Open.

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

Tennis originated in Europe at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport, the date the tour was created. It was especially popular among the upper classes of English-speaking countries, but today it is a global sport. It’s divided in two categories: the men’s competition (ATP) and the women’s (WTA).

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 get 1000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, in a lower step we would have the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight. In addition, he is also in charge of the Grand Slams.

The fight to be the best in history is still latent in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to improve all records and accumulate the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are often referred to as ‘big three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.

These new future tennis stars have entered stomping on the global tennis circuit, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasfrom 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 period and is a benchmark and icon for the world of tennis.

Today, there are many women’s tennis players vying to stay on top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Players like the Polish Iga Świątek (Roland Garros champion in 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkari either 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 player Asleigh Barty announced his final retirement from the world of tennis and left behind an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now it is the turn of the other players to take over and become number 1.

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