Tennis Update: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Alexander Zverev Tour Update
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Tennis Update: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Alexander Zverev Tour Update – 2021 has almost come to an end and the entire focus has shifted on the NFL and college football games for now. From the tennis world, the legendary Manolo Santana passed away at 83 bringing grieving news to several fans. Top players have paid their tribute to the former world No 1 and four-time Grand Slam champion. On the other hand, players are already preparing for an exciting year ahead as the 2022 Australian Open is all set to take place in January.
Novak Djokovic On Entry List
Novak Djokovic has put his name on the entry list for the Australian Open and has confirmed his participation. Djokovic is a nine-time champion at Melbourne and was rather doubtful of making an appearance for the Australian Open. The tournament committee made it clear that Djokovic will need to confirm his vaccination against Covid-19 to make an entry next year. As per the guidelines, they will refrain unvaccinated players from competing at the tournament. The chief executive of Tennis Australia and tournament director of the Australian Open stated that there will be no exceptions. The 34-year-old is tied at the top of the Grand Slam leaderboard alongside Raphael Nadal and Roger Federer.
Andy Murray Splits With Longtime Trainer Jamie Delgado
Andy Murray and Jamie Delgado took to bad books and they called it quits after working for a long time together. Murray will now train with German Jan De Witt at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship next week. As for Delgado, he will now work with Denis Shapovalov, the Canadian player who is ranking at No. 14 in the world. Shapovalov defeated Murray at the Wimbledon early this year. It was Delgado that helped the Scot win his second Wimbledon title. The former Davis Cup player had been working with Murray and his team since 2016.
Murray failed to win three games in a single ATP Tour this year. The 34-year-old player is now ranked at No. 134 in the world. Murray will work under De Witt who has previously worked with Gael Monfils, Tatsuma Ito, Gilles Simon, Viktor Troicki, and Nikoloz Basilashvili. The Scot will need to take on Dominic Thiem in an exhibition match at the MWTC on Thursday. Murray will fly to Australia at the end of this month for the Australian Open.
Alexander Zverev All Set for The BMW Open
Alexander Zcerev is all set to head for the BMW Open in 2022 and 2023. The ATP Tour 250 Tournament which is held in Munich will now be called the BMW Open. American Express has signed as the presenting sponsor and the tournament will start from April 23 to May 1st at the MTTC Iphitos. The 2022 Tennis Tournaments are all set to take place according to schedule as all players prepare for a fresh season.