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Kijametovic and Little go to the next phase of the Loughborough tournament after winning in the round of 16

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

the bosnian player Aziz Kijametovic and the british Daniel Littlenumber 467 of the ATP won in the round of 16 of the tournament of Loughborough in one hour and forty-three minutes per 6-2 y 7(11)-6(9) to british players James Mackinlay y Ryan Golesworthy. With this result, the players will be in the quarterfinals of the tournament of Loughborough.

The defeated couple managed to break their opponents’ serve once, while the winners, for their part, did so 3 times. In addition, Kijametovic and Little had 68% effectiveness on the first serve, committed 4 double faults and managed to win 68% of the service points, while their opponents’ data is 65% effectiveness, 4 double faults. and 54% of points obtained on serve.

During the quarterfinals, the winners will face the winners of the match in which they will meet James Davis y Matthew Summers contra Martin Dam y Joshua Paris.

The celebration of the tournament Loughborough (ITF Great Britain F3) takes place from January 10 to 14 on indoor hard courts. A total of 16 couples participate in this competition.

Tennis, a sport for everyone

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 Open the Australiacontinue with the clay track of Roland Garrosthen moves to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and ends in the United States 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 o grass.

tennis was born in Europa at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport date the tour started. It was especially popular among the upper classes of English-speaking countries, but today it is a global sport. It’s divided in of the 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 (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 would be the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis fight. In addition, the association also takes care 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 popularly called as ‘Big Three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.

These future tennis stars have entered stomping on the global tennis circuit, as in the case of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasof the Italian Matthew 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 Swiatek (Roland Garros champion in 2021), the Greek Maria Sakkari o 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 left behind an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the chance for the other players to take over from him and become number 1.

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