‘Second Service’ tennis news: Cameron Norrie all out to clinch ATP Finals spot, looking back on Federer’s French Open story
Looking back on the big tennis news in our exclusive ‘Second Service’…Cameron Norrie is all out to book a spot at the ATP Finals and we look back at the Roland Garros story of Federer, plus more…
To start, qualifying for the ATP Tour Finals is a major target for many players including Cameron Norrie.
Britain’s top player has had a good year overall but his slow start to 2022 may come back to haunt him. Norrie is currently ranked eighth in the world but he’s only 11th in the ATP Tour Race. He’s over 300 points behind the final qualifying place and needs some good performances in the coming weeks.
In other tennis news, Roger Federer enjoyed unprecedented success at three of the four Major tournaments, but the French Open presented his toughest challenge by far.
1. The debut – 1999
2. Ups and downs – 2000-2004
3. Federer breaks through but is held at bay – 2005-2008
4. A shining opportunity – 2009
5. A sublime upset – 2011
6. Federer fades from Paris – 2012-2018
7. Federer’s final forays in France – 2019-2021
Furthermore, we bring you an opinion piece on the topic of ‘Has the ATP become the judge of global behaviour as it restructures its tournament calendar?’
So far in 2022, Russian players have been forced to give up their nationality at tournaments, Wimbledon lost its points, and the ATP calendar has undergone five significant changes.
While the ATP has been making judgements on Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, it seems to have ignored Israel’s colonial aspirations in the Middle-East, as the Tel Aviv Open has just been re-introduced for the first time in 26 years.
Tennishead looks at the history of the tournament and the ATP’s decision to give Israel a one-year license to stage the event. Or for a cheeky betting opportunity head over to this site.
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