ATP is preparing for a series of changes: ATP Marketing Director Dan Ginger explained ATP's new marketing campaign This is Tennis, which follows what has been done by the WTA in recent weeks. With this new marketing campaign, ATP will try to promote tennis and its brand to the new generations, thanks to an emotional connection with fans and crowds In a difficult season from many points of view with the suspension of competitions due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and with many protagonists who have decided to partially or completely skip the second half of the season after the resumption of competitions, there were still many interesting, compelling and dramatic matches.
Roger Federer against John Millman, at the Australian Open third round, was one of the most incredible matches of the season. Federer kept his cool throughout the match, despite many negative moments, pulling out six consecutive points and closing the match with a score of 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4, 4-6 7-6 ( 8) after an epic battle.
"Oh God, it was tough. Thank God it was a tie-break match, otherwise I would have lost this one. A little luck maybe it goes one way, after all I didn't play too badly and I was preparing to explain myself in conference What a game and John deserves more than half of this, "Federer said of his 100th Australian Open win after the game.
The best ATP matches of 2020
Nick Kyrgios' victory against Karen Khachanov in the third round of the Australian Open is certainly another highlight of this ATP season. The Australian bad-boy won a very amazing challenge, by beating his opponent for 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 6-7 (7), 7-6 (8).
At the end of the match he said: "This is definitely one of my best wins of my career. This is just epic, I don't even know what's going on. Honestly my legs feel about 40kg each!" Borna Coric against Stefanos Tsitsipas, at the US Open third round, was another incredible challenge.
The Croatian needed five incredible sets to beat the Greek by 6-7 (2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4) after four hours and 36 minutes. Coric said: "I have to be honest and say that I was really lucky. I made some incredible returns and I was a little lucky in the end.
In the third and fourth sets, he was playing incredible tennis and I felt like I didn 't stand a chance. In the fifth set tiebreak, I knew it wasn't going to be easy for him, so I just tried to keep the ball on the court and make him play as many balls as possible.
" Both the Australian Open final, won after five dramatic sets by Novak Djokvovic against Dominic Thiem for 6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, and the incredible US Open final are worth mentioning.
in which Dominic Thiem defeated Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6). In the Flushing Meadows final, the Austrian was on the edge of the abyss: he was down by two sets, while in the trezo he faced a break point. Incredibly, Thiem managed to overturn the fate of the final, winning his first ever Grand Slam in his career.
And speaking of history, this editorial cannot miss Rafael Nadal's victory in the final of Roland Garros 2020. Not so much for the final score or for the spectacularity of the challenge (Rafael won 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 ), but for its iconic meaning; by winning his 13th Parisian Major, Nadal equaled Roger Federer's 20 Slam record. If this isn't epic.