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Tennis have been blessed with some of the greatest players of all time.

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Tennis is a sport that has seen some of the greatest players of all time. These players have achieved outstanding performances and have left their mark on the sport with their skills, determination, and passion for the game.

People from across the US love watching tennis which is why so many US platforms cover it. There are some tennis fans in New Jersey too and some of them like betting on these events. They can do so online as there are lots of online sportsbooks available. Moreover, Bet Station has tested all legal betting sites in New Jersey to ensure the safety of all visitors. Still, they need to enjoy these sites responsibly.

The legends of tennis will echo throughout the history of the sport. These gents are but the tip of the iceberg:

Roger Federer

Roger Federer is undoubtedly one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He has won 20 Grand Slam titles and has held the world No. 1 ranking for a record 310 weeks. Federer’s style of play is elegant, fluid, and effortless, and his ability to hit all kinds of shots from anywhere on the court is unmatched. Federer’s career has been filled with many remarkable moments, including his famous 2008 Wimbledon final against Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is another player who has left an indelible mark on the sport of tennis. He has won 22 Grand Slam titles and has been ranked world No. 1 for a total of 209 weeks. Nadal’s style of play is aggressive, intense, and physically demanding. His ability to grind out points and wear down opponents is unparalleled. Nadal’s rivalry with Roger Federer has produced some of the most memorable moments in tennis history.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is considered by many to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He has won 22 Grand Slam titles and has been ranked world No. 1 for a record 325 weeks. Djokovic’s style of play is based on his incredible athleticism and versatility. He can hit powerful groundstrokes from the baseline, and his defensive skills are some of the best in the game.

Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras is a legendary player who won 14 Grand Slam titles and held the world’s No. 1 ranking for a total of 286 weeks. Sampras was known for his powerful serve and aggressive style of play. He was also a master of the volley and had a knack for hitting winners from the net. Sampras won several memorable matches during his career, including his classic 2001 US Open final against Andre Agassi.

Bjorn Borg

Bjorn Borg is a Swedish player who won 11 Grand Slam titles and dominated the sport during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Borg’s style of play was based on his incredible consistency and mental toughness. He was known for his ability to stay calm under pressure and make a few unforced errors. Borg won several memorable matches during his career, including his classic 1980 Wimbledon final against John McEnroe.

In conclusion, these are just a few of the greatest tennis players of all time. Each of these players has left an indelible mark on the sport with their unique styles of play, incredible achievements, and memorable performances.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Sebastian Ofner in Barcelona to extend his winning streak

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Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Sebastian Ofner 6-4 7-5 at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell to extend his winning streak to seven consecutive matches after claiming his third title at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters last week. 

Tsitsipas earned an immediate break in the first game. Ofner broke straight back to draw level to 1-1. Tsitsipas earned his second break  in the seventh game to take a 4-3 lead and served out the first set 6-4 with a hold at 15. 

Tsitsipas broke in the fifth game to take a 3-2 lead. Ofner won three consecutive games with two breaks of serve to take a 5-3 lead. Tsitsipas came back by winning four consecutive games with two breaks of serve to seal the second set 7-5.

Tsitsipas has a record of 17 wins to 5 defeats in Barcelona. The Greek player reached three finals at this tournament in 2018, 2021 and 2023.  

“I feel pretty good, but it is still early in the tournament. The conditions here are very different to Monte-Carlo and I felt it today when I was playing. My job is to adapt and to ensure I can bring my A game again in Barcelona this week. Today was a great test to see where I stand. I am hoping to keep on improving and getting good wins like this under my belt”, said Tsitsipas. 

Tsitssipas set up a third round match against Roberto Carballes Baena, who beat Lorenzo Musetti 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 in 2 hours and 15 minutes. 

Musetti saved three break points in the first game of the opening set. The Italian player earned two break points with a backhand down the line. Musetti saved two break points in the seventh game. Both players went on serve un the 12th game when Carballes Baena saved a set point. Carballes Baena went up a 5-1 lead with two mini-breaks in the tie-break. Musetti won three consecutive points to reduce to 4-5. Carballes Baena won the final two points to take the tie-break 7-4. 

Carballes Baena converted his fourth break point in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead. Musetti broke back in the fifth game. Carballes Baena saved a break point in the sixth game. The Spanish player sealed the win with a break on his second match. 

Last week’s Monte-Carlo finalist Casper Ruud beat Alexandre Muller 6-3 6-4 to claim his 25th tour-level win of the season. Ruud has drawn level with Jannik Sinner for the most wins in 2024 on the ATP Tour. 

Ruud set up a third round match against Jordan Thompson, who beat Jaume Munar 6-4 2-4 6-4. Roberto Bautista Agut beat Andrea Vavassori 4-6 6-4 6-1 to claim his milestone 400th match win on the ATP Tour. Bautista Agut set up a third round match against Cameron Norrie. 

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Roberto Bautista Agut wins his milestone 400th match on the ATP Tour

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Roberto Bautista Agut came back from one set down to beat Australian Open doubles finalist Andrea Vavassori 4-6 6-3 6-1 after 2 hours and 1 minute at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. 

Vavassori earned an early break in the first game. The Italian player earned three break points in the seventh game, but Bautista Agut saved them. The Spanish player broke straight back in the eighth game. Vavassori broke again in the ninth game to take a 5-4 lead and saved two break points before closing out the first set 6-4 on his second set point. 

Both players went on serve in the first four games of the second set. Vavassori earned a break point in the fifth game, but he did not convert it. Bautista Agut broke serve in the sixth game to take a 4-2 lead and did not face any break points to win the second set 6-3. 

Bautista Agut broke three times to cruise through to a 6-1. 

Bautista Agut reached the 400th milestone win on the ATP Tour.  The Spanish player has become the 13th active player with at least 400 ATP Tour wins. He achieved 20 wins against members of the top 10, ten wins against top 5 players and four against world number 1s. Bautista Agut is one of the nine players, who have beaten Novak Djokovic as World number 1 more than twice. 

“For me it’s just a number. The important thing is that I have done great work over these years, that I have a very consistent career, a career that I can feel proud of “, said Bautista Agut. 

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Martina Trevisan beats Naomi Osaka to reach the second round in Rouen

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Martina Trevisan upset former world number 1 Naomi Osaka 6-4 6-2 in the opening round of the Open Capfinances Rouen Metropole. 

Osaka has played her first clay-court match since Roland Garros 2022, where she lost to Amanda Anisimova. The Japanese player has not won a match on clay since beating Anastasia Potapova in the first round of the Madrid Mutua Open in 2022. She helped Japan beat Kazakhstan in the Billie Jean King Cup. 

Trevisan reached the quarter final in 2020 and the semifinal in 2022 at Roland Garros. The former world number 18 won her only title in Rabat in 2022. She reached the quarter finals of the Zaragoza ITF 100 tournament. 

Both players traded breaks in the first two games. Osaka earned two break points at 3-2 and three more chances at 4-3, but she was not able to convert them. Trevisan broke serve in the ninth game following a series of forehand errors. 

Trevisan broke twice in the third and seventh games and served out the win on her first match point. 

Sixteen-year-old Mirra Andreeva beat Elina Avanesyan 7-5 6-4 in 1 hour and 41 minutes to reach her second quarter final of 2024. 

Andreeva went up a break in the seventh game, but Avanesyan pulled back on serve to draw level to 4-4. Andreeva broke for the second time in the 11th game to win the second set 7-5. Andreeva broke in the first game to open up a 2-0 lead. Avanesyan converted her third break-back point in the fourth game to draw level to 2-2. Andreeva broke serve at love in the fifth game to take a 3-2 lead. Avanesyan broke back in the eighth game to draw level to 4-4. Andreeva broke for the third time in the ninth game and served out the win on her second match point after saving two break points. 

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