Sabastiani Leon manages to qualify for the semifinals of the Nairobi tournament

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

Leon SabastianiAmerican and seed number 4, won in the quarterfinals of the tournament of Nairobi by 7-5 and 7-5 to the indian player Sharrmadaa Baluu and seed number 6. With this result, Leon takes the place for the semifinals of the tournament of Nairobi.

During the match, Leon managed to break his opponent’s serve 9 times, obtained a 78% first serve, committed 6 double faults, managing to win 48% of the service points. As for the Indian tennis player, she managed to break her rival’s serve 7 times, obtained 58% effectiveness, committed 9 double faults and managed to win 41% of the points on serve.

In the semifinals the American player will play against the German Emily Seibold and seed number 1.

The tournament ITF Kenya 01A It is held on external clay and during the course of it, a total of 36 tennis players face each other. In addition, it takes place between November 13 and 20 in Nairobi.

A sport that endures over time

Tennis is considered 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 travels to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and ends in the USA with the US Open.

In the rest of the year, the players continue to 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 after the creation of the first tour. 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 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 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 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 world 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 created 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.

Currently, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who compete to stay at the 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 final retirement from the world of tennis and ended an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the opportunity for the other players to take over and become number 1.

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