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Roger Federer adds a 97th tour-level title and third in Rotterdam

Roger Federer will surely never forget his week in Rotterdam. Two days after securing a return to the top spot in the ATP Rankings, the Swiss notched his 97th tour-level trophy on the indoor hard courts of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.

The newly minted World No. 1 breezed to the title under the lights at the Ahoy Rotterdam, needing just 55 minutes to dismiss Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2. The Bulgarian was far from his best on Sunday afternoon and Federer refused to relinquish his grip after grabbing an early lead. Putting Dimitrov under heavy pressure throughout the championship clash, he fired 15 winners and converted four of eight break chances.

Federer, who will return to the summit of the ATP Rankings for the first time in more than five years on Monday, added a third Rotterdam title to his glittering resume. He previously triumphed in 2005, defeating his current coach Ivan Ljubicic, and in 2012 with victory over Juan Martin del Potro.

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Open Era Title Leaders

Player Total Titles
Jimmy Connors 109
Roger Federer 97
Ivan Lendl 94
John McEnroe 77
Rafael Nadal 75

Highest Earning Tennis Players as of Dec. 1, 2017

Tennis’ Big Four of Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic and Murray have won a combined 49 Grand Slams and all rank among the top five earners in the sport. But the outlier in the top five is Kei Nishikori, who has made it past the quarterfinals in one just Slam during his career (runner-up at the 2014 US Open). Despite the lack of results at the biggest events, Nishikori ranks third in earnings with $33.9 million.

Nishikori’s status as the top player in Japan has helped him rack up a loaded endorsement portfolio that includes 16 sponsors, among them Uniqlo, Wilson, Nike, Procter & Gamble, Jaguar and Tag Heuer. Nishikori fans can drive a Kei Jaguar edition or eat Nishikori noodles from Nissin or fly on Kei-branded planes from Japan Airlines. The renewal of his apparel deal with Uniqlo starting in 2016 is worth eight figures annually.

Nishikori is poised to be one of the faces of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo with many of his partners official Olympic sponsors. Nishikori won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. It was the first medal for Japan in men’s tennis in 96 years.

Federer’s longtime rival Nadal is the other big name on the men’s side healthy enough to play the 2017 US Open. Nadal became the first player in the Open era to win the same Grand Slam event 10 times when he captured the French Open title in June. It was his first Slam win since 2014. Nadal’s $86 million in career prize money ranks third all-time behind Djokovic and Federer. Endorsement partners for the Spaniard include Nike, Babolat, Kia Motors, Telefonica, Banco Sabadell, Richard Mille, Tommy Hilfiger and more. His earnings rank fourth overall this year at $31.5 million.

Serena Williams leads a group of three women that cracked the top 10 with $27 million despite not playing since her Open-record 23rd Grand Slam title in January. Williams ranks sixth overall with Angelique Kerber ($12.6 million) and sister Venus ($10.5 million) also making the cut. Serena has more than a dozen corporate partners and her $84 million in career prize money is twice as much as any other female athlete.

Dropping out of the top 10 earners are a trio of women in Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki. Sharapova returned to Grand Slam play with a rousing first-round victory under the lights over No. 2 seed Simona Halep. Sharapova’s 15-month suspension for use of the newly-banned substance meldonium caused huge reductions in her endorsement contracts. She still maintains Nike, Head, Evian and Porsche in her endorsement portfolio, but her earnings were in the low seven figures, down from $21.9 million the previous year.

These earnings estimates include prize money, endorsements, sponsor bonuses and fees from exhibitions and lower level tournaments (only 250 and 500 series events can lure pros with appearance fees). The top 10 earning players banked $277 million between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, down 9% from the previous year thanks to big drops from Djokovic and Sharapova. It is a global group with eight different nationalities represented among the top 10.

Regarding Federer here are some unknown facts that you must know:

  • Roger Federer has been given many nicknames like FedEx, Swiss Maestro and Maestro
  • He started playing professional tennis in 1998. Since 2002, Federer has always ranked in Top 10 list
  • Roger Federer is one of the highest paid athletes in the world, according to Forbes’ list of highest paid athletes. Federer earns a total of 67 million dollars
  • The Swiss Open gifted a cow twice to Federer. Once in 2003 and later in 2013
  • Federer held the rank of No. 1 for 302 weeks, making a record of his own
  • Currently, Federer ranks second by the Association of Tennis Professionals
  • Roger Federer has won about 81 percent of his matches
  • Federer has won Grand Slam titles for about 17 times (Wimbledon: 7 and other tournaments: 10)
  • Roger Federer shares the record for winning the most titles at Wimbledon with Pete Sampras and six US Open with Jimmy Connors
  • Federer also holds the record for reaching 26 men’s singles Grand Slam finals
  • He also holds the record for reaching 10, in a row, Wimbledon finals
  • From 2005 to 2008, Roger Federer was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for four years consecutively
  • In 2011, Federer  was listed at 25 on Forbes’ list of Celebrity 100
  • In 2012, Federer was listed in the 100 Greatest of All Time by Tennis Channel
  • Since 2003, Federer has won ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite Award, i.e. for 12
  • Roger Federer has broken almost every record in his lifetime and this is the reason that many tennis players and commentators address him as the greatest tennis player of all time.

Tennis Millions for you!

Did you know there are over 20 Million tennis players in the US and over 1 Million are competing in tournaments!

Forget other sports and just concentrate on tennis, these athletes are really riding it high. Isn’t it wonderful to play your favorite sports and earn huge money from it? I started taking tennis lessons a bit late in life – I was ten years old. At age 15 I won my High School tournament – and went on to win it for the next  two years. I was NEVER defeated in High School—not even when they brought Stanford’s number 4 to play me. He was the old High School champ—everybody told me how great he was. My High School, Chadwick, produced some pretty good players including Lindsay Davenport who made World Number 1, and won three Grand Slams. Me? I went to Europe and played on clay, not my best surface, as I had a big serve and a California hard court power game. Still, I managed to win the Rome American Open, and another satellite tournament in Rome. Wherever I went, I took my tennis racquet. I always found great people to play with, including top pros, celebrities, and just nice folks. It gave me a great life style – and can do the same for you kid (and even for his parents. Enough said, now I’m gonna show you how. Here are some starters for you. These are for beginners and there is no need for more expensive courses until you reach an intermediate stage.

The Tennis Parent's Bible

The Tennis Parent’s Bible

The Tennis Parent’s Bible – A Comprehensive Survival Guide To Becoming A World Class Tennis Parent Or Coach. This is a great book which teaches you kid to play, and how you should behave as his parent. Click Here! Look at the the great Table of Contents. When you click on the link and before you buy, you can see all the sub-heading which tell you in detail what the book is all about!

TABLE OF CONTENTS PART ONE: How to be a World Class Tennis Parent PART TWO:  Understanding Talent PART THREE: The 50Top Tennis Parent Blunders &  How to Avoid Them PART FOUR: Common Questions & Solutions PART FIVE: Questions & Answers with ATP Star Sam Querrey PART SIX: Accelerating the Learning Curve PART SEVEN: Customized Self Evaluation

How To Play Tennis: Instructional Videos For Tennis Beginners. These videos are great and a useful supplement to The Tennis Parents Bible. Click Here! These two great products are better starters than sending your kid to some pro who will charge from $20 per hour and up for each lesson. There are plenty of free tennis courts around, with people you can play with, and even backboards if no one is around. You can even practice your serve when there is no one around to play with. You are going to need a tennis racquet. Do not buy one on-line as you need to hold it in your hand— it has to feel just right for you.

Tennis Racquet Info (for beginners):

For starters, you don’t want to spend a hundred bucks for your kid’s racquet. Someday you will, but not at the beginning. Go to Wal-Mart and pick one out. Make sure it is a Wilson and don’t pay over $30 for it. It will serve you just fine for starters. (Roger Federer and other top players all use Wilsons.)

Stuff for Intermediate and Advanced Players (Keep up with your kid)

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The backhand – one or two hands?

The one-handed backhand is far superior for slice, or underspin; it is also much better for drop shots and volleys at the net and for retrieving difficult-to-reach balls.

Fifty years ago, virtually everyone, pros and hackers alike, used one-handers. But now the shot is disappearing. Power and spin have become the defining features of the modern game, and having a second hand on the racket makes it easier for most players to parry the pace and rotation. The one-hander, which is less effective against high-velocity, high-bouncing shots, has come to be seen as a liability.

Lindsay Davenport at Wimbledon

Lindsay Davenport at Wimbledon

Today, only three women in the Top 100 still playing with a one-handed backhand. There are just 24 one-handers in the men’s Top 100, down from nearly 50 a decade ago. And most of the holdouts are, in tennis years, getting on.

On handers, Roger Federer just turned 33, Francesca Schiavone is 34 and Tommy Haas is an ancient 36. Grigor Dimitrov, a 23-year-old one-hander who just cracked the Top 10, may well be the last of the breed. By my count, just five of the Top 100 boys in the world have one-handed backhands. Among the Top 100 girls, I found one. Your chance of seeing a one-hander at a junior tournament is fractionally better than your chance of seeing a wooden racket.

The one-handed backhand isn’t simply a stroke. After the serve-and-volley game died in the early 2000s (with all that power and spin, it was too dangerous to come to the net), the one-hander has become the last redoubt of artistry in tennis, a final vestige of the sport as it was traditionally played. Earlier this summer, I went to Wimbledon to learn about the future, if there is any, of the shot. “Take some pictures,” Paul Annacone, Federer’s former coach, told me. “It may be the last you’re going to see of it.”

Wimbledon has historically been the main showcase for the one-hander. Its grass courts were relatively slick, which kept balls low and allowed slice to work beautifully. During his second-round match against the Taiwanese player Yen-Hsun Lu, Wawrinka’s backhand looked particularly devastating. For a world-class tennis player, Wawrinka has a strange body; he lacks the muscular definition you might expect, but his thickness is most apparent around the thighs and hips, which is where he derives most of the power for his backhand. As he draws his racket back, he goes into a deep knee bend, and the energy surging up from his legs creates a heavy ball loaded with topspin. Besides pace, Wawrinka’s backhand can be very deceptive: Lu often had no idea where the ball was going. When the shot didn’t produce outright winners, it left Lu struggling to stay in the point.

The two-handed backhand only began to catch on at Wimbledon 40 years ago. In 1974, Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert, then boyfriend and girlfriend, both won the tournament using two-handers. Starting in 1976, Bjorn Borg, reeled off five straight Wimbledon titles with the shot. But back then, it was considered something of an oddity. Jack Kramer, a legendary player from the 1940s and ’50s, categorized Connors’s powerful shot as a two-handed forehand in disguise.

It was more common to hear stories like the one about a 14-year-old boy named Pete Sampras, who was persuaded to adopt a one-hander after his coach, Peter Fischer, told him it was the only way that he would ever win Wimbledon. After switching over in 1985, Sampras spent a long time having his new backhand picked apart by players that he had routinely beaten. “My ranking dropped, it was tough,” he recounted in a 2008 interview with NPR. “For two, three years there, I wasn’t having much fun.” But the move ultimately paid off: Sampras won Wimbledon seven times and also won seven other major titles.

Sampras’s struggle wasn’t unusual. The one-handed backhand, which requires a fair amount of strength, can be difficult for a young player. (As a result, most children are taught to use two-handers.) The stroke is also technically challenging. Dr. Jack Groppel, a founder of Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute and a former chairman of the National Sports Science Committee for the United States Tennis Association, analyzed the biomechanics of each shot for his dissertation in the late 1970s. Groppel found that while the two-hander required coordination between the hips, legs, trunk and arms, the one-hander demanded synchrony between the hips, legs, trunk, upper arm, forearm and hand. In other words, the two-hander was much easier to master. “Players can get an incredible force and can strike the ball very effectively almost from Day 1,” Groppel stated.

Perhaps the greater difficulty is that successfully executing a one-handed backhand requires striking a ball further in front of the body. And the decline of the shot corresponds with another trend: Players are now bigger and stronger than ever, and the lighter, more flexible racket frames make it easier to really hammer the ball. According to the International Tennis Federation, the fastest first serves on the men’s tour are around five miles per hour faster than they were a decade ago. The fastest first serves on the women’s tour are nearly 10 miles per hour faster. Groundstrokes are flying across the net at a quicker clip, too. John Yandell, editor of tennisplayer.net, an online magazine, clocked Pete Sampras’s forehand in the late 1990s at around 85 miles per hour. Sampras, who retired in 2003, had one of the biggest forehands in the game. These days, it would be pedestrian. “Now, we are routinely seeing 90- , 95- and 100-mile-per-hour forehands,” Yandell says.

Lighter rackets, among other changes, also allow players today to produce 20 to 25 percent more topspin than they did a generation ago. Polyester strings, which are now common, have less friction and, after contact is made, they slide and immediately snap back into place, which helps create tremendous spin. Sampras’s forehand averaged 1,900 revolutions per minute. By contrast, players like Federer and Novak Djokovic routinely get 2,500 to 3,000 revolutions per minute on their forehands. Rafael Nadal has been clocked as high as 4,900.

The best in any sport go with the odds – and the odds are that, in today’s game, the two-handed backhand is the way to go.

Tennis Racquet Info (for pros and advanced players):

Generally speaking:

  • A heavier frame generates more power.
  • A heavier frame vibrates less.
  • A stiffer frame generates more power.
  • A more flexible frame transmits more vibration to the arm than a stiff frame.
  • A stiffer frame transmits more of the shock load to the arm than a more flexible frame.
  • A stiffer frame provides a more uniform ball response across the entire string plane.
  • A larger frame (either be being longer, or by having a larger hitting surface) generates more power.
  • A larger frame is more resistant to twisting.
  • A longer frame generates more velocity and therefore more power.
  • The string bed in a longer frame allows the generation of more spin due to increased velocity.
  • A head-light, flexible frame is better for your arm than a stiff, head-heavy frame.*

* Many racquet characteristics can be altered through customization, but stiffness is not one of them. Source: U.S. Racquet Stringers Association

All About Strings!

Generally speaking:

  • Lower string tensions generate more power.
  • Higher string tensions allow for more ball control (for experienced players).
  • A longer string (or string plane area) produces more power.
  • Decreased string density (fewer strings) generates more power.
  • Thinner string generates more power.
  • More elastic strings generate more power.
  • Strings that produce more power will also absorb more shock load at impact.
  • Softer strings, or strings with a softer coating, tend to vibrate less.
  • A stiffer stringbed tends to produce more spin.
  • The more elastic the string, the more tension loss in the racquet after the string job.*

* Pre-stretching aligns (stretches) the polymer chains in the string and “sets” the string, which reduces tension loss, albeit slightly. The more pre-stretching (prior to stringing) the less tension loss after stringing, but the less lively the string will be, even when new. Source: U.S. Racquet Stringers Association