Detecting signs Djokovic is about to enter the US Open?

Novak Djokovic has just taken an action rated by former Australian athlete Rennae Stubbs as a signal that the world’s No. 1 player wants to participate in the US Open 2020.

The world’s No. 1 player Novak Djokovic is training at the hard courts of Marbella. But most importantly, the Australian Open 2020 champion just bought a handful of Wilson balls to use.

According to former Australian athlete Rennae Stubbs, these are clear signals that the Serbian star is preparing for the US Open 2020, maybe even the Cincinnati Masters 1000. Those are places that use Wilson balls.

However, Rennae Stubbs also gave way back: “Of course, there is no guarantee Djokovic must attend the US Open, let’s wait and see if it is true in the coming weeks. However, the good news is that the number of new cases. COVID-19 infection in New York is significantly reduced”.

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With the absence of Roger Federer due to knee surgery and Rafael Nadal only attending European tournaments, Djokovic increased the possibility of winning the US Open to close the gap in the number of times the men’s Grand Slam singles champion with 2 glasses Enemies in Big 3: Federer is currently 20, Nadal 19 and Djokovic 17.

Admittedly, the impact of COVID-19 on the new scoring method on the world tennis rankings is very beneficial for Djokovic.

Because even without a match, he still maintains 2,860 points from 1000 points for the Mutua Madrid Open 2019 championship, 720 points for reaching the semi-finals of Roland Garros 2019, 600 points for reaching the Rome Open final and 540 points from Cincinnati to Roland Garros.

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Nole can even deepen the gap with the rest if attending and achieve better results than the previous year to receive an additional 4,640 points. Specifically, champion Washington added 500 points, Cincinnati added 640 points, US Open added 1820 points, Rome added 400 points and Roland Garros added 1280 points.

As a result, Djokovic further strengthened the ability to push the record 310 weeks of world number 1 in Federer’s hands. Djokovic is ranked 3rd in history with 282 weeks, less than Sampras 4 weeks when the latest tennis rankings were frozen on March 22, 2020.

Tennis betting: The new goal of the gamblers

Tennis is growing very fast in recent years. The popularity and attraction of this sport helps the tournament attract a large audience, and gamblers.

According to estimates by Bloomberg News in 2015, the betting market in tennis is about $ 5 billion. Online betting has also made a good fortune over the past time. 6 years ago, only about 2% of the bet for tennis matches. At this point, that number has increased to about 18%, which is nearly 9 times higher, while the amount of betting is still increasing. In England, tennis is the second subject, only after football, with the most money flowing into betting.

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Last December, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) signed a $ 70 million five-year contract with Sportradar, which collects, supplies and processes data in competitive sports.

Meanwhile, the National Football League (NFL) received only $ 5 million a year. This shows that tennis is a huge attraction for the betting industry.

With this contract, Sportradar will have exclusive access to the statistics and all data of that match. In particular, receiving information directly helps to add more value added to the betting products of the bookmaker right when the game is going on.

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Another aspect that makes tennis easy to get into the eye of the betting problem, that is the specific personality of this sport. While the arrangement of subjects such as football, basketball, poses a lot of risks by collectiveity, with tennis, the happenings on the pitch depend entirely on the player’s decision.

For example, the match is in the sights of 2007 between Nikolay Davydenko, No. 4 in the world at that time, and Martin Vasallo Arguello, ranked 87 in the world. Despite being the underrated player, there were up to £ 7 million in winning bets for Arguello on Betfair, the leading sports betting website. In that match, Davydenko proved overwhelming Arguello, won easily 6-2 in set 1 but was suddenly injured, lost to set 2 before giving up in set 3.

After that extraordinary match, Betfair for the first time in history canceled all players’ bets. The ATP also allowed the betting firm to investigate further, but a 2008 report showed that neither Davydenko and Arguello had committed any wrongdoing.

In addition, not only is the result of a match, players can also bet on many other indicators in tennis such as the number of failed batting errors, the number of games in a match, the number of successful net wins, how many tie-break series … It is difficult to detect whether the player deliberately missed a break or made a double serve error.

Because of the variety and diversity of betting that makes tennis matches attractive to bookmakers, and in such a complex environment, it is not difficult to understand when some individuals have a demand to buy them.

Djokovic met catastrophe because of Covid-19

The tragedy in the Adria Tour organized by Novak Djokovic has many consequences. Recently, former player Paul Annacone wants Federer and Nadal to join hands to save tennis.

After the Adria Tour performance tennis tournament became the site of the outbreak of Covid-19, authorities are rushing in, seeking the source of infection after at least 4 players, coaches and staff of the tested positive for the tournament.

Despite being infected, Novak Djokovic is still suffering from a lot of criticism. It is known that there have been many petitions, requesting the world’s No. 1 player from the ATP 2020 competition system.

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It is worth mentioning that the Serbian tennis player is the president of the ATP Tennis Association (including Federer and Nadal) and is also the face of many big brands.

But after Djokovic’s image was severely reduced, many people voiced a desire for at least one representative to stand up to help the tennis department get up after a difficult time because of the scandalous Adria Tour tournament.

Djokovic gặp "đại họa” vì Covid-19: Federer, Nadal có ra tay giải cứu?

Among them, former player Paul Annacone who coached Federer, Sampras or Stephens has said that ATP needs a new leader. Annacone said on Sports Illustrated: “There are currently 500 players around the world hoping the tournament can come back soon. I think Djokovic tried to do a good thing, but the result was pretty bad”.

Because of this, Annacone felt that Federer and Nadal should stand out to replace the Serbian tennis player who holds the position of ATP Players Association president during this time. However, some sources say that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal only want to depose Djokovic’s No. 1 position in the world after the mistake.

At this point, ATP will have to discuss with the commissioner of professional tennis players when the wave of protest against Novak Djokovic is rising. Before the pandemic, “Nole” was the highest performing player with 18 wins in all competitions in 2020.

Elsewhere, the outbreak of Covid-19 at the Adria Tour tennis tournament forced World Tennis Federation (ITF) officials to make new changes in how to prevent the disease.

US Open 2020: No audience and maybe not Big-3!

After the US Open Organizers 2020 announced the plan to hold the tournament on Tuesday, June 16, the world tennis village continued to oppose the sky.

US Open Organizers (US tennis tournament) has just confirmed this year takes place in August, but not for the audience to watch.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave the green light to the tournament held on August 31 to September 13 on Twitter, although the COVID-19 situation here is still quite tense.

Mr. Andrew Cuomo also advised the US Tennis Federation (USTA) to prepare extraordinary precautions to protect athletes and staff in the event. Proposed options such as checking the temperature, cleaning the room more carefully, creating a larger spacing space in the dressing room.

The decision to support the Governor of New York came after the US Open received the support of ATP and WTA. In particular, Cincinnati hard courts like the Western & Southern Open were transferred to the US Open’s tournament.

In this way, the players need to travel far between the COVID-19 pandemic, while helping the US Open Organizers gain more experience in organizing the tournament during the season. Spectators full of spectators will not exist at the US Open 2020. A USTA leader confirms that the US Open will be organized in the safest way possible, minimizing any potential risks.

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However, some top players like the world’s No. 1 Novak Djokovic are threatening to boycott this Grand Slam.

Djokovic is dissatisfied with the COVID-19 spread prevention measures that cause players to lose their freedom, feel uncomfortable, and lack coaches or physical therapists.

Meanwhile, defending champion Rafael Nadal believes that competition should only be organized when there is no COVID-19. No. 2 in the world declared he could not attend the US Open because tennis should only return when absolutely safe for athletes.

If both Djokovic and Nadal boycott, the US Open 2020 will be without Big-3 due to earlier, Roger Federer has announced to quit because of needing time to recover from knee surgery again this year.

As for Nick Kyrgios, he felt that the US Open was selfish now, because after returning to Australia, he would be separated for 2 weeks. However, there are also players who are excited about waiting for the US Open. Karolina Pliskova promises to be very impulsive when entering the tournament.

Badminton vs Tennis – A Comprehensive Comparison (Part 2)

This is in no way the average of a tennis rally

Average duration of a match

Also, matches are, on the average , shorter in badminton than in tennis. According to the information available from the University of Malaysia, the common duration of a badminton match may be a bit over 17 minutes. This is a bit different from a study undertaken by the University of Granada, which increases the average match duration to a bit more than 28 minutes.

This figure is, in any case, very faraway from that of tennis matches. Taking the same study from the University of Sydney, the average match duration went from 65 minutes (1 hour and 5 minutes) for females in Wimbledon, to 154 minutes (2 hours and 34 minutes) for males in the Australia Open. This means that the typical duration of a match for tennis is between 2.3 and 5.5 times that of badminton.

If you’re currently playing tennis and are wondering giving badminton a try, you’ll check our badminton match post where you’ll find all the knowledge required to start a badminton match.

Average duration of effective playing time during a match

The surprise comes now. Even though badminton matches are, in theory , much shorter than tennis matches, the difference in effective playing time isn’t as high.

According to the study from the University of Granada, the typical effective playing time was a bit over 9 minutes for badminton.

As for tennis, the typical effective playing time went from 13 minutes for females in Wimbledon, to 26 minutes for males within the Australia Open. This means that the typical effective playing time for tennis is between 1.4 and 2.9 times that of badminton.

Speed – Badminton vs Tennis

Time and speed are interlocked in life and in the badminton vs tennis. Even though we could measure the speed of a lot of items, there is one element that dwarfs all others in importance, and that is the speed of the ball or shuttle.

Badminton vs Tennis – A Comprehensive Comparison (Part 1)

Which type last longer, badminton or tennis matches? Which type burns more calories per hour of competition, badminton or tennis? What is the difference in court measurements between the two type? Which sport is more famous, being practiced by the public, badminton or tennis?

If you have ever asked any of these questions or even have the idea of comparing badminton vs tennis, you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to compare between badminton and tennis. Curious? Then keep reading.

Duration – Badminton vs Tennis

Time is one of the most crucial factors in life and also a common question when comparing any sports. However, time can be measured in a lot of different ways and so is the case in sports. In this section, we will talk about the average duration of a rally, the average duration of a set and the average duration of a match.

Average duration of a rally

Rallies are, on average, longer in tennis than in badminton. Even though, the statistics showed a vary in tennis due to the different surfaces and conditions it is competed on, the trend is the same in almost all of them. The duration of the average rally of badminton is shorter. According to a study done by the University of Malaysia, the average rally of their tested matches was 4.62 seconds for male players and 4.16 seconds for female players.

This is absolutely not the average of a badminton rally

Regarding tennis, according to a study done by the University of Sydney, the range goes from 5.2 seconds for male players in Wimbledon, to 7.0 seconds for female players in the Australia Open. This means that the average duration of a point for tennis is between 1 and 1.7 times those of badminton. Although we haven’t found any study, we assume that the difference would be even bigger if we compared badminton to Roland-Garros.

Tours were suspended by COVID-19 (Part 1)

With news that the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells would not be held due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, it raised the question of what other tennis tournaments might be forced by COVID-19 to cancel or postpone. 

The answer, as of 12th of Match 2020 is several as the ATP Tour has now suspended the tour for 12 weeks and events scheduled up to and inclusive of the week of June 7th will not take place.

The decision was kick-started after Indian Wells was forced to pull the plug after a case of the coronavirus was confirmed in the local Coachella Valley area.

That caused Riverside County Public Health Department to declare a public health emergency and along with a minimum of 539 other cases counted in the U.S. across 34 states, it was deemed enough of a public health risk to postpone the event.

While the possibility of playing behind closed doors was looked into, it was ultimately rejected by tournament officials and the news broke on Sunday evening.

We are very disappointed that the tournament will be canceled, but the health and safety of the local community, players, volunteers, fans, sponsors, employees, vendors, and everyone involved with the event is of great importance. We are prepared to organize the tournament on another day and will explore options. Tommy Haas, Indian Wells Tournament Director

Then on the 12th of March after a crisis meeting, the ATP decided that the tour was to be suspended for a period of six weeks.

This is not a decision that was taken seriously and it represents a great loss for our tournaments, players, and fans over the world. However we believe this is the responsible action necessary at this time in order to protect the health and safety of our players, staff, the tennis community and general public health in this pandemic. The nature of our sport and the international travel required presents huge risks and challenges in today’s context, as do the increasingly restrictive directives issued by local authorities. We continue to manage this on a daily basis and we look forward to the Tour recover when the situation improves. In the meantime, our thoughts and well-wishes are with all those that have been affected by the virus. Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman

Greatest Women’s Tennis Players of All Time (Part 4)

Steffi Graf

Born: June 14, 1969

Born in Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, West Germany

Resides: Las Vegas, Nevada

Turned pro: 1982

Retired: 1999

Career prize money: $21,891,306

107 career titles of which there are 22 Grand Slam Singles Titles

Inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame: 2004

Able to win on all surfaces, Graff was a model of consistency throughout her 17-year career. Her record 377 weeks ranked as number one in the world is a record for any player, male or female. In 1988, Graff became the first player to achieve what is regarded as the calendar year Golden Slam by winning all four majors plus the Olympic Gold Medal in the same year, a remarkable feat.

From the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, there was no one better than Graf, and when she retired in 1999, she was still ranked number three in the world. Were it not for the long and storied career of Serena Williams the case would be made for Graf as the greatest of all-time. While many will continue to debate Steffi versus Serena as the greatest female player of all-time they were both incredible players who dominated their era and advanced women’s tennis.

Serena Williams

Born: September 26, 1981

Born in Saginaw, Michigan

Resides: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Turned pro: 1995

Career prize money: $92,715,122

73 career titles of which there are 23 Grand Slam Singles Titles

Current active player

One of the strongest and most powerful women to ever play the game, Serena Williams has certainly left her mark on tennis. Together, Serena and her sister, Venus, have been a dominant force in women’s tennis since the late 1990s. With 23 Grand Slam Singles titles including the 2017 Australian Open, Serena now owns the open era record for Grand Slam singles titles by a tennis player, male or female.

Serena’s game has certainly withstood the test of time and competition. Her Grand Slam titles have come over an 18-year period starting in 1999, with her latest victory coming at the 2017 Australian Open. Out of competitive tennis for most of 2017 while pregnant, Serena has now reached 4 Grand Slam finals without securing that coveted 24th title. Certainly making it to the 2018 and 2019 Wimbledon and US Open finals was a step in the right direction and everything points to Serena remaining competitive despite turning 38 in 2019.

Greatest Women’s Tennis Players of All Time (Part 4)

Margaret Court

She was born on July 16, 1942 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia and lives in Perth, Western Australia

She become pro in 1960 and retired in 1977

Her career prize money values at approximately $500,000 with 192 career titles and 24 Grand Slam Singles Titles

She was inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame in 1979

There are many experts out there who believe that Margaret Court is the best player of all time. With a record 24 Grand Slam singles titles, it’s no competition. In addition to her achievements another 19 doubles and 19 mixed doubles titles and Court to a record 62 Major titles.

She was the first woman in the open era who won the singles Grand Slam in 1970, and she is one of only two women (Daniela Hantuchova is the other) to win a Grand Slam in mixed doubles, which she achieved twice. Undoubtedly the best player in the 1960s to early 1970s, Court was the first female player to incorporate weights and fitness training into her daily training routine. The result was an injury-free long-lasting career.

Martina Navratilova

She was born on October 18, 1956 in Prague, Czechoslovakia then resides in Sarasota, Florida

She become pro in 1975 and retired in 1994

Her career prize money is valued at $21,626,089 with 167 career titles, including 18 Grand Slam Singles Titles. She was inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame: 2000

One of the toughest competitors to ever rule the court, Martina Navratilova dominated female tennis from the late 1970s through a good part of the 1980s. Known for her extreme physical conditioning, Martina was well-known for big serve and volley back.

She held the open era record for career titles with 167 and has 59 total Grand Slam titles in both singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Martina also held the record for career Wimbledon titles with an amazing nine championships. She will always be remembered as one of the greatest doubles players ever.

Greatest Women’s Tennis Players of All Time (Part 3)

Monica Seles

Monica Seles was born on December 2, 1973 in Novi Sad, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia and lives in Sarasota, Florida. She became pro in 1989 then retired in 2008. With 53 career titles, she was inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009 with the career worth $14,891,762. 

If she hasn’t been attacked and stabbed on-court by a deranged fan in 1993, Monica Seles would certainly have gone on to win more Grand Slam titles. Her epic battles with Steffi Graf were exceptional, and as the fans, we were deprived of some great matches because of one fan’s sick obsession.

While Monica did return to tennis court two years after the incident, she was never quite having the same performance. To her credit, she did win the 1996 Australian Open, her outstanding post-attack Grand Slam victory. Monica Seles continued to play until 2003 and officially retired in 2008.

There is no doubt that Monica Seles was the most famous player from 1990 to 1992. During this time, she won nine Grand Slam Titles and in 1991 was the top-ranked female player in the world.

Chris Evert

She was born on December 21, 1954 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has lived in Boca Raton, Florida. She become pro in 1972 and retired in 1989. With 157 titles through career, she was inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995 with total Career prize money of $8,895,195.

She was a graceful on the court, a machine from the baseline, and with that two-handed backhand shot, she dominated female tennis from the mid-1970s into the early 1980s. Evert still holds the record for winning the most Grand Slam singles finals with 34, and she  remarkably win 18 of them including every major at least twice. When Martina Navratilova became dominant in the late 1970s, it provided fans with a great on-court rivalry. Evert was the year-ending number one female player in the world for seven years and had a career winning percentage in singles matches of approximately 90 percent.