Major advance

Dominic Thiem from Austria serves the ball in the second set at the semifinal of the male singles against Daniil Medvedev de Russia on the day of the day 12 of the 2020 United States open on September 11 in New York. Photo: VCG

Tennis welcomed a first Grand Slam champion from the outside of “Big Three” since 2016 in Dominic Thiem during a 2020 campaign with convincing scenarios despite the pandemic of Covid-19 Wipe almost half of the season, including Wimbledon.

The female tour found new young champions at American Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek of Poland, while the world n ° 1 of the season of Ashleigh Barty arrived at a steep stop in February while ‘She chose not to travel out of the AustraLie. For the rest of the year because of the pandemic.

The organizers breathed a sigh of relief when fears of an Australian disruption open bush fire smoke remained just before the first big Grand Chelam, but less than two months later, they faced a much more complex problem.

The professional tennis circuit, which obliges the players to Jet World, was forced to stop at the beginning of March while the countries were going to rent and closed their borders to contain the propagation of the coronavirus novel.

Major Major of Wimbledon was the greatest victim as the one canceled for the first time since the Second World War, while the Fed Cup Finals andFrom the Davis Cup also dropped a prey

The five-month stop arrested lower level players to earn a living, offering an opportunity for the world of fractured fractured tennis together and working together In unison for collecting percent funds that are on the circuit need financial assistance.

In August, the season took place in Italy in the midst of strict and controlled “bubbles” health measures, a master plan that allowed the United States opened and that the Frenchman reported is open.

It was to rinse the Prairies Less The fans of Thiem ended the triumvirate of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on Grand Slam, the first major won by a player outside the trio since Stan Wawrinka 2016Triumphh in New York.
Djokovic default
Thietem’s Triumph, however, helped by the absence of Nadal, who did not defend Its title due to COVID-19 concerns, while Djokovic lost his fourth round by default after hitting a line judge with a tennis ball.

This ended a winner race of 26-0 in 2020 for Djokovic who included an eighth open title Australian for his 17th Slam.

The Serbian, which has been criticized for organizing an exhibition event in June during which he and several players have been tested positive for Covid-19, have also created an organization of players of exhaust that has encountered strong opposition from thisAthletes and administrators.

Djokovic strongly recovered from his ignominious release in New York to win the masters of Rome and also reached the French open finish, where he went down to the archival of Nadal. He finished the year as the men’s # 1 for the sixth time.

The 13th Nadal Crown in Roland Garros was his 20th major and attached it for the most masculine titles with Federer, who played the Australian open before two knees terminéessa season.

While Djokovic and Nadal have shown that they will continue to conduct claims in 2021, Thiem, Daniil Medvedev and the United States Alexander Zverev emphasized their potential.

Thiem’s ​​first major victory in hisThe fourth final was followed by the victory of Russia de Medvedev in the final of the finals season, which took place for the last time in London before turning to Italy for the next five years.


On the female tour, Barty reached at least the semi-finals of three of the four events that she contested during In the first two months of the year but because of the pandemic she chose to sit the rest of the season, including the United States and the French opens.

The world of Romania n ° 2 Simona Halep also jumped the United States opened, but went on a series of 17 winning games that ended in Paris, where the main winner of Serena Williams A summerForced to withdraw with an Achilles injury before his second round match.

Kenin, 22, won the WTA player. From the year award after its Open Australian victory and a finish in Roland Garros in 19-year-old swiatek, which has become the youngest French open women for 28 years.

The year also marked the return of twice the great winner Victoria Azarenka, who has won his first title since 2016 to the west and south open when Naomi Osaka removed injured.

Two weeks later, the pair is again in the American open finish, but this time it was the Japanese who emerged victorious, picking up his third trophy of the Grand Slam.

Osaka, born of a Japanese mother and pèRe Haïtienet is the athlete of the highest women in the world, has also been hailed to shine the light on racial injustice during the tournament.

Before each game at rinse grasslands, she wore a mask bearing the name of a different American black who had suffered a racial injustice in the United States.


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