Andy’s Reads – Mayar Sherif Creates History For Egypt, Nadal Complains About Balls

Mayar Sherif becomes the first Egyptian woman to make it to the main draw of a grand slam. Sherif played tennis at Pepperdine University, where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree  in sports medicine in 2018 (Egyptian Street)

Renata Zarazua became the first Mexican woman to make it to the main draw at a grand slam in 20 years (WTA)

Roland Garros will start using Wilson balls from 2020.  Wilson signed a 5-year deal with the FFT. The US Open also uses Wilson balls. (Tennis Now)

New Wilson balls to be used at the French Open get brutal reviews.  The balls are heavy and slow, according to Nadal. (The Guardian)

Tennis draws are supposed to random. Here is Dominic Thiem’s path to the French Open title – 4 US Open champions along the way,

R1: Marin Cilic
R2: Reilly Opelka
R3: Casper Ruud
R4: Stan Wawrinka
QF: Gael Monfils
SF: Rafael Nadal
F: Novak Djokovic

Professional tennis is back in Split, Croatia for the first time since in 22 years. Split will host a challenger tournament, the Split Open (Total Croatia News)

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