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Rhys Searant beat Hugo Joaquim Babakian in the qualifying round of the Wellington tournament

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

Rhys SearantAustralian beat by 6-7, 6-2 and 10-7 to the Australian Hugo Joaquim Babakian in the previous qualifying round of the tournament wellington. With this result, we will continue to see the player in the next round of the tournament wellington.

in the tournament of wellington (ITF New Zealand F1) a preliminary qualification phase is carried out that tennis players with the lowest ranking have to pass to participate in the official tournament. During this particular phase, a total of 32 players face each other. Likewise, it takes place from December 12 to 18 on an outdoor hard track.

A popular sport worldwide

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 opencontinue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and ends in the USA with the US Open.

During 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 wealthy classes in English-speaking countries, but is currently 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 (where the winner of the tournament 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 active in the men’s category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalthe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to break all records and accumulate the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are popularly known as ‘big three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.

These potential future tennis stars have entered the world 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 career and is an icon for the world of tennis.

Today, there are many women’s tennis players fighting 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 top 10 of the WTA ranking.

In the year 2022, the Australian tennis player Asleigh Barty announced his final retirement from 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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