Alexander Shevchenko made it to the round of 16 of the Antwerp tournament

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The ATP brings together players from all over the world in the men's category. (Infobae)

Alexander ShevchenkoRussian won in the round of 32 of the tournament Antwerp by 6-7(7), 7(7)-6(5) and 6-3 to the French tennis player Benjamin Bonzi, number 89 of the ATP. After this result, the winner will be in the round of 16 of the tournament. Antwerp.

The Russian player will face the Peruvian tennis player in the round of 16 of the championship Juan Pablo Varillasnumber 69, today Tuesday starting at 8:00 Spanish time.

The tournament takes place in Antwerp between October 16 and 22 on indoor hard court. During the competition, a total of 24 players face each other.

Tennis retains its undisputed position as a classic sport in the sporting world. Like every year, the four most important tournaments known as 'Grand Slams' attract the attention of all corners of the world. The season starts with Australian Opencontinue with the clay track of Roland Garrostravels to London for the emblematic celebration of Wimbledon and comes to an end in the USA with the US Open.

In the rest of the year, players continue playing around the world completing seasons on different surfaces: hard or fast court, clay either grass.

Tennis emerged in Europe at the end of the 18th century and since 1926 it has been a professional sport date the tour opened. Although in its beginnings it was particularly popular among the wealthy classes of English-speaking countries, today it is a sport with global reach. Tennis is divided into two categories main ones: the men's competition (ATP) and the women's competition (WTA).

The ATP (Association of Professional Tennis Players) brings together professional tennis players from all over the world in the men's category.

The ATP tour holds several tournaments throughout the year: ATP Masters 1000 (if a player wins the tournament, he will take 1000 points to add to the ATP ranking), ATP 500 and ATP 250. Below these tournaments, on a lower step is the ATP Challenger Tour, where the future stars of world tennis compete. . In addition, it is also in charge of the Grand Slams.

The battle for the title of best tennis player of all time is still underway in the men's category. Figures like Spanish Carlos Alcaraz or the Serbian Novak Djokovic They compete to break records and win the most titles.

The future stars of tennis have burst onto the world circuit. Among them are the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasthe Italian Matteo Berrettinithe German Alexander Zverev and the russians Medvedev and Rublev.

Currently, Novak Djokovic holds the record for weeks like number 1 in the ATP rankingclosely followed by Roger Federerthe American legend Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors.

The WTA (Women's Tennis Association) was founded in 1973 by former tennis player Billie Jean King. King, originally from California, who accumulated 39 Grand Slam titles during her career and is a reference and icon for the world of tennis.

In the current era, there are many tennis players in the women's category who are fighting to stay at the top of the world tennis elite and surpass Stefanie Graff or Serena Williams. Names like Polish Iga Swiątek (winner of several Grand Slams), the Americans Coco Gauff and Jessica PegulaThe greek Maria Sakkari either Paula Badosa (the first Spanish woman to win Indian Wells) strive to stay in the top 10 of the WTA rankings.

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