Mikhail KukushkinKazakh won in the sixty-fourth finals of the tournament Shanghai by 6-7(8), 6-3 and 6-2 to Alexandre Muller, French tennis player, number 80 in the ATP. With this result, we will closely follow the player’s career in the round of 32 of the competition.
In the thirty-second final the Kazakh will play against the British tennis player Daniel Evansnumber 33, today Thursday starting at 0:30 Spanish time.
The celebration of the tournament Shanghai (Rolex Shanghai Masters) takes place between October 4 and 15 on an outdoor hard court. During this competition a total of 84 players face each other.
Tennis safeguards its undisputed position as a classic sport in the sporting world. Like every year, the four most relevant tournaments known as ‘Grand Slams’ capture worldwide attention. The season starts with Australian Opencontinue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves to London for the emblematic celebration of Wimbledon and finally closes 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 court, clay either grass.
Tennis was born in Europe at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it has been a professional sport after the creation of the first tour. Although in its beginnings it was particularly popular among the wealthy classes of English-speaking countries, it is currently a sport with global reach. Tennis is divided into two categories main ones: the men’s competition (ATP) and the women’s competition (WTA).
The ATP (Association of Professional Tennis Players) brings together professional tennis 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 take 1000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, on a lower step is the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future tennis stars compete. world. In addition, it is also in charge of the Grand Slams.
The battle for the title of best tennis player of all time is still ongoing in the men’s category. Figures like Spanish Carlos Alcaraz or the Serbian Novak Djokovic They compete to achieve great records and accumulate the greatest number of titles.
The future stars of tennis have burst onto the world circuit. Among them are the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasthe Italian Matteo Berrettinithe German Alexander Zverev and the russians Medvedev and Rublev.
Currently, Novak Djokovic holds the record for weeks like number 1 in the ATP rankingclosely followed by Roger Federerthe American legend Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors.
The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) was founded in 1973 by former tennis player Billie Jean King. King, originally from California, who accumulated 39 Grand Slam titles during her career and is a reference and icon for the world of tennis.
In the current era, there are many tennis players in the women’s category who are also fighting to stay at the top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Names like Polish Iga Swiątek (winner of several Grand Slams), the Americans Coco Gauff and Jessica PegulaThe greek Maria Sakkari either Paula Badosa (the first Spanish woman to win Indian Wells) strive to stay in the top 10 of the WTA rankings.