Dan Added beat Maximilian Marterer in the qualifying round of Roland-Garros [NEWS]

The ATP brings together players from all over the world in the men's category.  (Infobae)
The ATP brings together players from all over the world in the men’s category. (Infobae)

Dan AddedFrench, number 254 of the ATP, won the previous qualifying round of Roland-Garros in one hour and thirty-four minutes by 6-4 and 6-4 to Maximilian Marterer, German tennis player, number 144 of the ATP. After this result, the winner adds new points to his ranking to be able to participate in the Roland-Garros tournament.

The German tennis player managed to break his opponent’s serve 2 times, while Added, for his part, did so 4 times.

the tournament of Paris (Roland-Garros Indiv. Masc.) previously has a qualification phase where the tennis players with the lowest ranking face each other to obtain their place in the official tournament against the rest of their rivals. To do this, they must achieve as many points as possible. In this particular stage, 128 players participate. Likewise, it takes place between May 22 and June 11 on clay in the open air.

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 moves to London with the celebration of Wimbledon and finally concludes in the United States with the US Open.

In the rest of the year, players also compete around the world completing seasons on different surfaces: hard or fast track, clay either grass.

Tennis originated in Europe at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it is a professional sport after the creation of the first tour. It was especially popular among the wealthy 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).

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 (if a player wins the tournament, he 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 fight. In addition, he is also in charge of the Grand Slams.

The fight to be the best in history does not stop in the male category. The Spanish Rafael Nadalhe Serbian Novak Djokovic and the swiss Roger Federer they compete to break all the records and gather the greatest number of Grand Slams. The three players are commonly referred to as ‘big three‘ in front of the new generations or ‘Next Gen’.

These promising 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 and 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.

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 career and is an icon in the world of tennis.

Today, there are many women’s tennis players who are also fighting to stay on 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 famous top 10 of the WTA ranking.

In the year 2022, the Australian player Asleigh Barty announced his definitive retirement from tennis and put an end to an impressive career with several Grand Slams behind him. Now is the chance for the other players to take over and become number 1.