In the past, There were Zhang Ze and Wu Di carrying the banner of Chinese men’s tennis. Now, there are Zhang Zhizhen and Wu Yibing. They are fighting for “the first brother in the mainland”.
# WuYi Bing is the top seed and advanced to the last eight
China’s Wu Yibing fired nine ACES to sweep top seed Gorjovczyk 6-4 6-2 in just over an hour in the second round of the 80K at Indianapolis, reaching the quarterfinals.
It was the fourth time in Wu Yibing’s career that he beat the world’s top 100 players. After scoring 16 points, he has risen to 215th in the world rankings. It was his seventh straight win in a row and he now has a spot in this year’s US Open.
As the promising star of Chinese men’s Tennis, Wu Yibing won the gold MEDALS of men’s singles and men’s doubles at the US Open in the 2017 season, and became the no.1 in the youth world.
He then won his first Challenge title in Shanghai at the age of 17 years and 11 months, and officially turned pro at the end of the 2017 season. While the fans had high expectations for him, injuries became a stumbling block for Wu Yibing, who underwent surgery on his right elbow in 2019 and only returned to international action this year.
# Zhang Zhizhen eliminated the former French Open men’s singles semifinals
Zhang zhizhen beat ceckinato 6-3 6-2 in the second round of the ATPCH100 trieste men’s singles, scoring 25 points to advance to the quarterfinals.
It was zhang’s second win over the former French Open top four in half a month and he will face Brazilian Daniel Alves in the quarter-finals. Of course, like Wu Yibing, Zhang Zhizhen has already secured a place in this year’s US Open men’s singles qualifying tournament.
#ESPN voted Nadal and Radukanu best of the Year
Nadal and radukanu have been named men’s and women’s tennis player of the year, respectively, at the 2022ESPYS, which is held by ESPN.
Nadal is joined by Dylan Alcott, Alcalas and Aliasim, while Radukanu is the winner among Barti, Swatek and Fernandez.
It is worth mentioning that Gu Ailing of China was awarded the “Best Breakthrough Athlete” for her outstanding performance in this year’s Winter Olympics. She helped China win two gold MEDALS and one silver MEDALS in Beijing Winter Olympics.
The ESPY Awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of sports,” are voted for by fans on ESPN’s official website to honor the best performance, athlete, and team in sports over the past year.
In the past, Nadal has won ESPY awards in 2014 and 2011, but that’s a far cry from Federer’s record of nine, while Djokovic has won five and Serena Williams has won 10.