Sabastiani Leon manages to qualify for the quarterfinals at the expense of Alexandra Riley

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

the american Leon Sabastiani and seed number 4, fulfilled the forecasts by winning the round of 16 of the tournament of Nairobi by 6-1 and 6-1 a Alexandra Riley, American tennis player. With this result, the player manages to qualify for the quarterfinals of the tournament Nairobi.

During the game, the American player managed to break her rival’s serve 6 times, had 88% effectiveness on the first serve, committed a double fault and scored 75% of the points on serve. As for the American tennis player, she managed to break serve once, had 50% first serve, double faulted and managed to win 32% of serve points.

During the quarterfinals we will have the confrontation between Leon and the Uzbek tennis player Sevil Yuldasheva and seed number 8.

The tournament ITF Kenya 02A It is held on clay in the open air and a total of 41 tennis players participate in it. Likewise, its celebration takes place between November 20 and 27 in Nairobi.

Tennis, a sport much loved by the public

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

The rest of the year, the players continue to play all over 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 date the tour started. It was especially popular among the upper classes in English-speaking countries, but is now 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 holds 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 is the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis compete. 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 break all records and achieve 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 promising tennis stars have entered the global tennis circuit with a bang, 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 fighting 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 tennis player Asleigh Barty announced his definitive retirement from the world of tennis and put an end to an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the opportunity for the other players to take over from him and become number 1.

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