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Nadal Surprised in Chile, Serena Rising to No. 1 Status?

August 21, 2019


Good day tennis fans and welcome to tennis
now’s news update show. After a successful run in Vinya del Mar, Rafa
Nadal fell just short of the title after his surprising three set loss to Horacio Zeballos. It was still a very successful week for Nadal
after seven months away from the game, and Nadal will likely find many positives to take
away from his time in Chile. For Zeballos, however, this was an all time
career high. In claiming his first ATP title, Zeballos
joins Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as being the only men to have ever beaten Nadal
in a clay-court final. This week, Nadal will head to Sao Paulo on
the next stop of his mini-comeback tour during the “Golden Swing”. While Nadal is swinging through South America,
Roger Federer will be defending his title in Rotterdam from Juan Martin Del Potro, Jo-Wilfred
Tsonga, and Richard Gasquet. And in San Jose, the Americans John Isner
and Sam Querrey will be attempting to keep the Canadian Milos Raonic from winning his
third consecutive SAP Open. In Qatar, the women’s World No.1 ranking
is up for grabs and Serena Williams looks to have the best chance to take it. Serena will reclaim the No. 1 ranking if she
can just reach the semifinals of the tournament. If Serena falters in Doha, then the top-ranked
Victoria Azarenka can stay at No. 1 by reaching the final. Third-ranked Maria Sharapova also has a chance
to return to No. 1 but to do so she will have to WIN the tournament, Serena would need to
LOSE before the semifinals and Azarenka would have to be STOPPED before the final. The storied Bay Area men’s tennis tournament
has bounced around the region over the decades. But after 125 years, the SAP Open no longer
be hosted in California. Largely due to the decline in big-name player
fields. Next year, the event will be played in Memphis,
Tennessee, and the current Memphis tournament will move to Brazil. Roger Federer joined in the call first made
by Andy Murray for more blood doping tests in tennis, to make sure that the sport remains
as clean as he believes it already is. Federer said that the object should be to
make sure that players are dissuaded from the temptation to cheat by the certainly that
they would be caught. After this week, who do you think will be
the women’s World No. 1? Will Azarenka keep it or will Serena or Sharapova
steal it? Let us know in the comments section or on
Facebook and Twitter. We’ll see you next time, here, on tennis
now.

5 Comments

  • Reply richman1703 February 12, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Maria will get it.

  • Reply Lee Ludtke February 12, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Robotman does the news.

  • Reply GaGa3654 February 12, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Serena will return to number 1! I can't wait!

  • Reply Joshua Green February 12, 2013 at 7:06 am

    you mean sexy man does the news.

  • Reply George Wong February 12, 2013 at 10:18 am

    it wasnt a final

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