Connect with us


Navigating the Future of Tennis: Novak Djokovic’s Vision and Leadership




London.- ATP figures show that Novak Djokovic has earned more than $182 million in his career, but the figure is still a far cry from reality, as it only includes prize money he has won while playing, not sponsorships or other earnings.

The most successful player in the history of this sport is also the most concerned about its future. In addition to competing in each tournament to win, like very few others, he also has a union vision, a political projection that has been nurturing for some time. He doesn’t just want to be the best tennis player ever, he also wants to transform that.

He hardly needs to be asked to start rambling about the present and future of tennis. Things, on the other hand, that seem to matter only to him. No one else talks about these issues; when bureaucracy comes in, it is always on Nole’s side.

“I like the fact that a person like him, a legend of the sport, is involved in the way he is, that he cares about everything that is happening in the world of tennis.”“It’s a very special day,” says Feliciano López, a former tennis player and now tournament organiser, with the Wimbledon courts in the background. “The players we’ve had recently, who have dominated tennis, have been very committed players, very polite, they have given a good image and have contributed a lot to tennis. Tennis is where it is thanks to what we have seen in recent years, and that has been thanks especially to three people, one of them in Nole“, concludes the man from Toledo.

Djokovic was part of the founding team a few years ago of the PTPA, which is something like a tennis players’ union, with all the asterisks that can be put on a union of people who by the very nature of their activity tend towards individualism and who live in very diverse circumstances from the top to the bottom. In reality, it happens in all sports unions in the world, there is a small percentage of tennis players who earn millions, a couple of hundred who manage to live well from sport and a huge number of players for whom the accounts do not add up.

“I think the players have to be united, This is a problem we have had for many years for several reasons.“I think that more players need to be able to make a living from the sport than they do now, in other sports like football or basketball there are a lot more people who make a living from them. I think it’s very good of him to try to leave the sport better than he found it,” says Nenad Zimonjic, who was a Davis Cup champion teaming with Djokovic.

Building a speech

The problem is that those players who cannot make a living from sport appear and disappear, so their voices tend to get lost in the void. It is precisely to them that the world number 2 pays the most attention.I think it’s amazing that he takes the time to do all this, because he’s such a legend, he could just focus on himself.“He has a lot of money, he could only think about winning Grand Slams, but he is the one who wanted to create something to defend the lower-ranked players, the one who tries to push for the best for the players, to seek more quality in the tournaments, to seek more money… I think it is very good for tennis to have someone like that,” explains Jeremy Chardy, a contemporary of Djokovic who was once world number 24.

In all this, Djokovic has also evolved. Of the three greats, he was always the one who had the most interest in these issues, also due to his biography; his beginnings were much more complex than those of Nadal or Federer. Djokovic worked his way up to become the best and has also changed in his relationship with the media. He was always talkative, it is obvious that he is very intelligent and capable of constructing a speech.But it is in recent years, when his traditional rivals have begun to decline, that he has begun to feel more comfortable in his role as union leader. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

It goes beyond just rhetoric. Djokovic is concerned, for example, about the expansion plans for the Wimbledon tournament and is able to talk about them at length. In addition to his position in the PTPA, he is one of the unofficial spokespersons for the entire group. and it is not unusual for him to talk to the circuit managers to get an idea of ​​how things are going.

Tommy Haas, a former tennis player, is currently the director of Indian Wells, one of the jewels of world tennis beyond the Grand Slams. He frequently talks to the tennis players and, of course, to Djkovic as well.

“It’s great to have someone like Novak, who has every record you can have in tennis, and to see him so open in his interest in growing the sport. To have him follow things closely, how they evolve and to give a voice to players who are farther down the rankings. He is very curious on and off the track, which makes it very special to talk to him about these topics. and to know his views. He is a person who will try to change tennis, we will have to see what happens when he retires in two or three years,” explains Haas.

The German, who reached second place in the world rankings as a tennis player, warns that no matter how powerful Djokovic’s brand is and how laudable his intentions are, the path will not be easy in any case.

It’s hard to change things in tennis“There are many entities, many difficulties. I think there are many people trying to improve things and showing respect to those who are playing, the Masters1000 and the Grand Slams are trying to lead those changes and welcome other events within tennis. That is why I am here these days as well,” the former tennis player remarks.

That difficulty is one of the most difficult issues for someone who, like Djokovic, is more accustomed to success than anything else. Haas, despite everything, appreciates the effort.I can only say positive things about Nole“He has always been very respectful on and off the court, even when I have played against him and I have seen him in many situations off the court as well. He is a great ambassador for tennis,” she said.

In front of a microphone, he is full of praise. That is another of Djokovic’s strengths, his sporting history makes him untouchable in many ways because who dares to tell the best that he can be wrong?

2024-07-10 05:28:08
#amazing #takes #time #Relevo

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Chiba Jets Funabashi Collaborates in Fun Jump! Basketball 2024 Grit Arts Cup Mini-Tournament




Thank you very much for your continued support of Chiba Jets Funabashi.

Following on from the last tournament, Chiba Jets Funabashi will be participating as a special collaborator in the mini-basketball tournament “Fun Jump! Basketball 2024 Grit Arts Cup,” organized by Kayent Inc., a company that solves global problems through the power of entertainment.

This tournament

  • I want to support the growth of children
  • Let them know the benefits of team sports (one team)
  • I want to develop my child’s independence and self-reliance.

In order to achieve this goal, the tournament has special rules, as outlined below.

  • Give equal playing time to all players.
  • Managers and coaches are prohibited from getting angry or giving instructions outside of timeouts and intervals.
  • Bonus points are awarded if everyone scores.

Recruitment for teams to participate in the tournament has begun, so we look forward to receiving many applications from teams.
For more details about the tournament, please see the summary below and the official tournament website.

competition summary

Event Outline

  • event date

    Women: December 26, 2024 (Thursday)
    Men: December 27, 2024 (Friday)

  • venue

    Kashiwa Central Gymnasium
    (73 Kashiwashita, Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, 277-0004)

  • Number of teams

    16 teams each for men and women

  • Organizer

    Kayent Co., Ltd.

  • Special Support

    Chiba Jets Funabashi Co., Ltd.

  • Supporting Partners

    Regular updates

  • Media Support

    Monthly Basketball
    Bay FM

  • cooperation

    Bunmeido Tokyo Co., Ltd.
    Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

  • Application period

    July 22 (Month) to September 1 (Sunday), 2024 READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

  • Official tournament website

Purpose of this tournament

① I want to support my child’s growth.

Children do not grow by practicing for the sake of practicing. Experience in serious matches strongly supports children’s growth. We eliminate starting lineups and substitutes, and give all players the opportunity to play with equal playing time.

2) To let people know the benefits of team sports (one team).

We have introduced a system where even if you can’t win by individual strength, you can win against a strong opponent if you work as a team. We want people to know the greatness of team sports (one team) where everyone can cover up for individual mistakes.

3) I want to encourage my children’s initiative and independence.

Coaches are not allowed to get angry. Coaches are not allowed to give instructions from the bench except during halftime and timeouts. Coaches are encouraged to praise players for good plays.

Special tournament rules

■ Match time

  • Preliminary league (3 matches): 5 minute halves / first and second halves
  • Semi-finals/Finals: 6 minute halves/first and second halves

■ Equal playing time rule for everyone

  • Members will play in fixed teams of five for each half.
  • Therefore, there were no substitutions or five-foul ejections.
  • If a player commits 5 or more serious fouls, he or she will be asked to leave the game.
  • In that case, you will have to fight with fewer people.

■ Special rules for adding points to everyone’s score

The aim of this program is to create the possibility of a comeback through team strength, rather than just relying on the skills of a particular talented player, and to lead to the growth of all players.

  • Points are added depending on the number of people who score in each half.
  • +1 point if 3 players score
  • 4 people get an additional +3 points
  • 5 people get +5 points
  • 10 players in both halves for an additional +5 points
  • Special tournament rules allow for a maximum of 23 points to be added in the first and second halves
  • The qualifying round will be decided by adding up the points after the game ends.
  • The semi-finals and finals will be reflected in real time.
  • The tournament staff will be responsible for strictly counting the points.
  • Special rules to encourage children’s initiative
  • Managers and coaches are not allowed to get angry, but are allowed to praise
  • Instructions from the bench other than timeouts/halftimes are also prohibited.
  • Children are allowed to cheer on and give advice from the bench.

Participating team benefits

■ Prizes for the winning and runner-up teams (2 men’s teams / 2 women’s teams)

  • Invitation to a Chiba Jets home game
  • Commemorative photos with Chiba Jets players will be taken on the court after the match (only for the winning team)

■ Free throw competition

  • Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. *Only 1st place for adults

■ Participation Awards & Special Awards

  • Participation prizes for all competitors
    *Only teams that participate until the closing ceremony will receive the prize.
  • Best Director Award: 1 person
  • Best One Team Award 1 team

■ Full cooperation with Monthly Basketball

  • Special articles on the tournament will be published on the web and in magazines
  • There will also be a section in the monthly basketball magazine listing the players from participating teams.

Special Ambassador

Shunsuke Ito/Former professional basketball player

  • After retiring from professional basketball, he worked as a front-line staff member at the Chiba Jets, focusing on corporate sales. After retiring, he became the representative and operating company president of the fitness club Blue Gate, embodying the formation of second careers for athletes.
    After graduating from Kanagawa Prefectural Yamato High School, he graduated from Chuo University in 2002. During his active career, he played for the Japanese national team for a long time as a physical player with a strong physique, a height of 204 cm, and good running ability. In May 2018, he ended his 16-year active career with the Chiba Jets at the end of the season. After retiring, he worked as a front staff member for the Chiba Jets, but left in 2019. He is also using his wealth of experience to promote basketball.

Masato Ogawa/Chiba Jets

  • Jersey number: 3
    Position: PG
    Height and weight: 176cm / 76kg
    Date of Birth: August 23, 2001
    Birthplace: Fukuoka Prefecture
    Nationality: Japanese
    Selection history: U22 Japan national team candidate, 2022 3×3 U21 Japan national team
    Career: Fukuoka Daiichi High School → Nippon Sport Science University → Chiba Jets

Mao Okada / President of Sakurakago Co., Ltd., Basketball player

  • Born in Aichi Prefecture Nagoya University of Economics Takakura High School → Toyota Boshoku Sunshine Rabbits → 3×3 player (currently TOKYO BB)
    In 2019, he established Sakurakago Co., Ltd. and is working to contribute to society and the future of children using basketball as a tool. In 2021, he obtained a childminder qualification. “Sakurakago Co., Ltd.” Operates the YouTube channel “TOKYOHOOP GiRLS.” Operates basketball schools in Aichi and Kanagawa. Basketball clinics across the country. Operates “Aozora Basketball,” a basketball class for children who do not go to school. Etc.

Back to TOP
2024-07-22 03:03:53
#Fun #Jump #Basketball #Grit #Arts #Cup #hosting #special #cooperation #Chiba #Jets

Continue Reading


Football crisis: FIGC meeting, Abodi will not be present – Football




The meeting between the president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, and the federal components to discuss the electoral weights will not see the presence of the minister for sport and youth Andrea Abodi. As ANSA has learned, the minister, after having had several discussions with the parties involved, will not be present at the meeting in via Allegri.

A chess game in which each player aims to make his own move without exposing himself too much. It will not be the moment of checkmate today when, in view of the elections of next November 4, all the components, summoned by the president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, will meet around a table to seek a point of agreement.

The object of contention is the new remodulation of the weights of Serie A in the electoral percentage phase in light of the Mulé amendment. It promises to be a tug of war because Serie B has also joined the Lega di A by deciding (unanimously in the assembly urgently convened this evening) to challenge at the National Federal Court the resolution with which the federal council decided to confirm the weights between the various components for the election of the next FIGC president.

The meeting will be attended by the president of Lega Serie A, Lorenzo Casini, that of Lega B, Mauro Balata as well as Matteo Marani for Lega Pro, Giancarlo Abete for Lnd. Then there will be Umberto Calcagno to represent the players, Renzo Ulivieri for the coaches and Carlo Pacifici for the referee component. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Serie A, in particular, and now Serie B are also waiting for answers after the announcement by president Casini of the intention to challenge the federal resolution. A card to be played, if necessary, but which does not represent “a hostile act but a technical defense. If the discussions were to be positive, we are ready to withdraw it”, Casini admitted. Serie B, following the same path, has given a mandate to its president, Mauro Balata, who in the last federal council had already expressed himself against the resolution, evaluating the need to wait for the approval of the ‘sports decree’. Balata himself had underlined the risk of going to FIGC elections with regulations that conflict and are certainly not adequate with the provision of the law that could come into force in the next few days. As for Serie A, it is certainly no mystery, in fact, that the request of the representatives of the highest Italian professional league is to arrive at a different distribution of federal weights with a preponderant weight recognized to Lega Serie A, together with a model of greater autonomy. In essence, therefore, the request is to see the current weight of 12% recognized to the top division increased to approximately double. A condition considered fundamental, but which will necessarily have to see one of the other components give up something. The time is tight, every discussion must be concluded by September 4, that is, 60 days before the elective assembly scheduled for November 4. Also on the table is the so-called “right of agreement”, that is, the possibility for the clubs to have a veto on every decision of the Football Federation regarding Serie A. It is likely that the game will not end with tomorrow’s meeting, others will be needed to find a definitive agreement but in the meantime the game has already begun.

Reproduction reserved © Copyright ANSA

2024-07-22 07:23:59
#Football #crisis #FIGC #meeting #Abodi #present #Football

Continue Reading


Qinwen Zheng Successfully Defends WTA Palermo Title Against Karolina Muchova




Qinwen Zheng knew how to maintain the pressure of being the defending champion, and the number one seed, of the WTA Palermo and won in the final Karolina Muchova por 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 After two hours and 51 minutes of match, he thus obtained the Chinese revalidate the title in Italy after a final where she had to work hard. Especially after losing the second set, but the Czech ran out of energy and Zheng He repeated the title in Palermo, his first of the year, while remaining as 7th in the WTA rankings.

2024-07-21 21:41:45
#Zheng #beats #Muchova #repeat #title #WTA #Palermo READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Continue Reading


error: Content is protected !!