Last year the ATP 250 tournament was held in Naples, but next year’s tournament will not take place here
The Dutch team was eliminated from the Davis Cup after an Italian team led by Jannik Sinner, who won his match against Tallon Griekspoor and the doubles match with Lorenzo Sonego. In the press conference, the Dutch player admitted that the Italian played incredibly and also expressed his long-standing admiration: “Today’s game was of a much higher quality than the one in Rotterdam in February.” I think he has improved enormously . He only served with first serves, just like in doubles, where he was the leader. He is full of confidence and is playing very well, he has made great progress. I have always been a great admirer of him. I think he is one of the best players in the world and has every chance of becoming number one.
At the same time, the Roland Garros continues to improve its infrastructure in anticipation of the upcoming 2024 season, which also coincides with the Olympic Games. The French Grand Slam offered images of what the court will look like with the new retractable roof, inspired by the “pleated skirt designed by Jean Patou for Suzanne Lenglen” as a tribute to the former French player. This innovation offers more options in adverse weather conditions, which have already occurred on several occasions.
A tournament in Italy ATP Challenger 125 Tennis tournament is planned for Easter in Naples. Riccardo VillariPresident of the Napoli Tennis Club said a Challenger 125 event will be held next year.
At Mattino di Napoli, Villari explained: “This year the tournament in Tel Aviv was canceled and if we had had an appropriate indoor facility we could have proposed, because Naples is always an attractive place.” The Naples tournament will take place in will be held on red clay next April.
Vasek Pospisil He had problems in the Davis Cup final and could not prevent Canada from being eliminated in the doubles against Finland. The Canadian player admitted to playing with limitations and revealed that the balls, a subject of great controversy, were the main cause.
“It has been a very difficult year for me due to injuries, including a torn tendon in my right elbow, which occurred after several days of the heaviest balls in history. I was unable to compete for more than five weeks as I had to constantly rest to prevent the problem from recurring. Here I played with a lot of pain and did it because there were no alternatives,” he admitted in Malaga.
On the other hand, he assured that the problem is widespread. “The ATP changed balls because they wanted more rallies and slowed down the game, but that is counterproductive. Nobody wants to see 60-lap rallies, they want variety. But the worst part is the hurt this decision has caused. Half of the participants suffer from wrist, elbow or shoulder injuries. A lot of people don’t say it, but in the locker room they realize how much it hurts,” he revealed.