Valentin Lapalu advances to the next phase of the Monastir tournament after winning the round of 32

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)

Valentin LapaluFrench fulfilled the forecasts by winning the round of 32 of the tournament of Monastir by 6-4 and 6- in one hour and eleven minutes youssef labbene, Tunisian tennis player. After this result, Lapalu will be in the round of 16 of the tournament Monastir.

The data collected about the match show that Lapalu managed to break his opponent’s serve 5 times, in the first serve he had 56% effectiveness, committed 5 double faults and scored 68% of the points on serve. As for the Tunisian, he managed to break his opponent’s serve once, his effectiveness was 71%, he committed 2 double faults and scored 48% of the points on serve.

in the tournament of Monastir (ITF Tunisia F57) a total of 53 players participate. In addition, it is held from November 20 to 27 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’) gather 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 closes in the USA with the US Open.

During 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 herb.

Tennis originated in Europe at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport, the date the tour was created. It was especially popular among the upper classes in English-speaking countries, but is now 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 organizes several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (where the winner of the tournament will take 1000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, in a lower step we would have the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis compete. In addition, the ATP tennis is also in charge 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 break all records and achieve the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are often referred to as ‘big three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.

These potential future tennis stars have entered the global tennis circuit with a bang, 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 player Asleigh Barty announced his definitive retirement from the world of tennis and put an end to 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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