Nadal is the champion of Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the final of Roland Garros 2020.

Roland Garros this year has seen a lot of changes, from the time of the organization, the climate, the field, or the number of spectators on the pitch, but one thing remains constant is that Nadal is still King in Paris. Convincing victory over Djokovic in the biggest match of 2020 brought “King of the clay” into history, with the balance of 20 Grand Slam record of Roger Federer.

Djokovic, with 36 out of 37 wins in the season, enters the match against Nadal with great confidence. Even after losing the first four games in a row, the Serbian player still offers hope for a return when creating a struggle with Nadal. But the more the match went by, the more Nadal proved to be. “Clay King” overwhelmed in the first two sets, although the score 6-0, 6-2 may be different from the actual development.

In both sets, Djokovic has more winner points than Nadal. But the number of self-defeating errors reflects the correct game situation. Djokovic made 30 mistakes himself, and Nadal only had six. The attacking Serbian was still as strong as always, but Nadal played too persistently and counter-attacked effectively.

The game is heavy tactically, but only Nadal succeeds in controlling the game. Djokovic kept dropping – the “weapon” he practiced a lot before and during the tournament, to make Nadal uncomfortable in the backyard defense. But after many times Nadal caught up with the ball and counter-attacked scored, Djokovic started to make many mistakes. The attack at the end of the field of “Nole” is also dangerous and heavy, but not enough to beat Nadal on the day “Clay King” played his best match since the beginning of the tournament.

Nadal only dropped three times in the first two sets and both lost points, and Djokovic dropped 18 times. In service games, Nadal mainly plays on the left hand side of Djokovic and earns a lot of points from his opponent’s return errors. The score of two players in durable shots of nine or more touches is the same, but Nadal excels at shots under four touches.

Djokovic’s first serve performance improved from 27% in the first set to 77% in the second set and 74% in the third set, but the Serbian player rarely has an easy serve. Losing the first two sets 0-6, 2-6 and then losing the game delivered in the third set, Djokovic has nothing to lose. He played wildly, winning the first game to catch the ball in the match to equalize 3-3.

When the excitement returned, Djokovic put great pressure on Nadal, in the context of the Spaniard’s ability to move somewhat less than the first two sets. But in good posture, Djokovic loses his last set game after a forehand out and a double error. Nadal made no mistake in the decision-making game and ended the game with an ace.

Winning 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, Nadal won the 13th Roland Garros. The 100th win at the tournament helped “King of Clay” crowned without losing any set. More importantly, Nadal has caught up with Federer in the number of Grand Slams – an important measure of a player’s greatness.

Djokovic was defended again after the Adria Tour caused many stars to get Covid 19

There have been many people defending for Djokovic after some players attending Adria Tour infected with Covid-19.

Not long ago, the Adria Tour 2020 organized by the world’s No. 1 player Novak Djokovic became a disaster. Covid-19’s disdain makes the tournament organized by Nole expensive. After having some infected names such as Grigor Dimitrov or Borna Coric, it was the Serbian tennis player and his wife Jelena who both tested positive for the disease.

After the incident, Djokovic was subject to an unprecedented wave of criticism because people questioned his responsibilities when standing out to campaign brothers to Adria Tour.

Although things have calmed down, the Covid-19 outbreak at the Adria Tour performance tennis tournament forced officials from the World Tennis Federation (ITF) to make new changes in how to prevent the disease. That brings about many consequences arising and no one else, except the athletes will be the party most affected.

In that context, Djokovic is still becoming the most controversial topic in the felt ball village, seemingly causing the reputation of the world’s No. 1 player to decline.

But recently more people have spoken out to protect the Serbian tennis player, including Zdenko Zagar – his grandfather. Zagar said the media had exaggerated the incident and overly criticized Nole.  

“This is an outdoor tournament, Djokovic can’t bring corona virus there. I understand why he was constantly criticized. Those are dirty thoughts, Djokovic is more famous than those who have insulted him. It can be explained that Djokovic has influenced Nadal or Federer and the 20 players below. I don’t want to comment on that. ”

In other developments, French tennis player – Gilles Simon also recently made a shocking sharing with the media when he said that Djokovic was the victim of the “media game” and that there was some hidden force on Roger’s side. Federer .

“It’s ridiculous that a person who won the last 5/7 Grand Slam (Djokovic) doesn’t get the respect they deserve. It seems that the media only wants to put Swiss tennis players first, to do that, Djokovic is always the victim of negative posts”, Gilles Simon said.

US Open kick-off: Launchpad for the new generation to overthrow Nadal, Federer, Djokovic?

This year’s US Open tennis tournament is expected to be the launchpad for the explosion of players of the next generation after the dominance of the Federer – Nadal – Djokovic trio.

The Covid-19 epidemic has made this year’s tennis season more special than it was every year. However, as all the difficulties have subsided, the fans of the village are now very eager to eat the spiritual dish called the US Open. The tennis tournament in the US is arguably the most notable event after the tennis world season this year.

However, due to the influence of Covid-19 that the first Grand Slam after the season will not be able to fully see the biggest names like Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. The appearance of Novak Djokovic is really a consolation for this year’s tournament, although the number 1 player in the world is not completely fit after contracting Covid-19.

The absence of legendary tennis players opened up the opportunity for some of the next generation to come to light. Many experts believe that the US Open is a great launch pad for players who want to become stars in the village of felt and in fact there are many names from this tournament.

Promising stars like Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas are all eager to make a subversion before Djokovic. The absence of defending champion Rafael Nadal will make Djokovic a little easier to breathe, but before the strong rise of a series of potential young names mentioned above, this will be a real challenge for the Serbia star.

Among the stars listed, Thiem is the most awaited name. The player born in 1993 is not really a name in the Next Gen generation (next generation) if you look at his age. However, compared to “Big 3”, he is still a “junior” and is struggling to prove his talent.

US Open 2020’s No. 2 seed hasn’t been in good shape lately. He played 28 friendly matches, but when attending Cincinnati Masters, he lost 2-6, 1-6 in the second round. In the past, Thiem won 4 in the last 6 matches against Djokovic. Therefore Thiem is considered the biggest barrier to Djokovic’s 18th Grand Slam title.

Before having the chance to clash with Nole, Thiem will have to overcome a relatively difficult branch with Karen Khachanov, Andy Murray or Marin Cilic and possibly Daniil Medvedev on the journey to the final of the US Open 2020. Daniil Medvedev has a volatile 2020 year but still could be a formidable counterbalance.

Contrary to Thiem, Djokovic falls into the easy branch when the difficulty comes only in the semi-finals, where the world’s No. 1 player can play Tsitsipas or Zverev. However, among the next generation players, both of these names could not cause much difficulty for Djokovic. He has the same record of winning 3, losing 2 out of 5 matches against these two players.

Besides the players mentioned above, Alexander Zverev first entered the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open but returned to play recently with a defeat in the second round of Cincinnati Masters. Stefanos Tsitsipas has the highest win rate since the start of his career with 73% wins this year, but he will have to do better after not making a deep advance at the Australian Open earlier this year.

Nadal claims not to attend the US Open

Rafael Nadal is unhappy with the schedule after the Covid-19 epidemic, he declares to give up the US Open 2020.

After the Madrid Open in Spain canceled, the tennis village continued to receive unhappy news regarding world No. 2 player Rafael Nadal. Although the defending champion of the US Open 2019, Spain’s “Gaur” will not come to the United States to protect the title for fear of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Previously, Ashleigh Barty (Australia) also claimed not to attend, so the US Open 2020 will not have both male and female champions.

“After many days of thinking, I decided not to play. The situation is very complicated worldwide, Covid cases are on the rise, it seems we still have no control over it.

We know that the schedule has been cut horribly, we have to take 4 months off. I understand and thank them for the efforts that the organizers have made to bring the players back to play “, the Daily Mail (UK) quoted Nadal’s statement.

According to the new ATP scoring method, although Nadal did not attend the US Open 2020, the player still retained 2,000 championship points last year. Similarly, Federer unable to play due to injury also preserved 360 points last year to reach the US Open quarterfinals.

“Big 3” will leave only Novak Djokovic, the Serbian tennis player who has previously suggested he does not want to attend the US Open, but recently he has been practicing hard courts with the ball of the Grand Slam tournament in the US. This signal indicates that the world’s No. 1 Serbian tennis player, scheduled to attend the US Open 2020, starts to compete on August 31.

Last year, Djokovic only reached round 4, so “The Djoker” has an opportunity to increase by 1,720 points if winning the championship, more importantly the Serbian tennis player will reach the 18 Grand Slam career, only less than Nadal 1 and Federer 2 titles.

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.


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.

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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.