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Sultonov and Somani manage to qualify for the semifinals of the Doha 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)

the uzbek Khumoyun Sultonov and the indian player Parikshit Somani won in one hour and thirty-five minutes per 7(7)-6(1), 3-6 and 10- to the Georgians Alexander Metreveli Y Alexander Bakshi in the quarterfinals of the tournament Doha. After this result, we will be able to continue seeing the winners of the match in the next phase of the tournament Dohathe semifinals.

The defeated couple managed to break their opponents’ serve twice, while the winners did so once. Likewise, Sultonov and Somani achieved a 76% effectiveness in the first service, committed a double fault and took 65% of the points on serve, while the effectiveness of their rivals was 71%, they made 2 double faults. and they achieved 62% of the points on serve.

During the semifinals Sultonov and Somani will face off against the winners of the match that will face Bogdan Bobrov Y Marat Sharipov against Deney Wasserman Y Niels Visker.

in the tournament of Doha (ITF Qatar F1) a total of 16 couples participated. In addition, it is held from January 10 to 14 on an outdoor hard court.

Tennis, a sport for everyone

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

In 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 grass.

tennis was born 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 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 would be 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 does not stop in the male 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 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 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 in the world of tennis.

Currently, 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. 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 the world of tennis and ended 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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