Final Tennis Showdown is again with a 3rd version, although this time round will probably be hosted in Antwerp, Belgium. Patrick Mouratoglou’s brainchild shook up the summer time scene with a brand new model of tennis that the world has by no means seen earlier than.
In July, Matteo Berrettini received the first-ever UTS event with an upset of Stefanos Tsitsipas within the closing, turning into the primary participant to boost the distinctive thunder-bolt trophy. The second version in August featured each women and men with Alexander Zverev and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova taking house the bolts.
Whereas the primary version ran throughout a number of weekends in France, the UTS in Belgium will probably be performed from Friday to Sunday. World No. 29 Alex de Minaur leads the sector and will probably be joined by Feliciano Lopez, Dan Evans and Pablo Andujar, with two extra gamers nonetheless to be introduced.
Because it has been a number of months for the reason that final UTS Showdown, let’s do a short refresher on the foundations, with among the newest adjustments:
– Six gamers will probably be cut up into two teams with the ultimate that includes the winner of every group
– Matches ares 4 quarters of 10 minutes lengthy every
– Gamers serve twice alternatively
– There are simply 15 seconds between factors
– If the quarter clock runs out mid-point, the purpose carries on
– If the quarter ends in a tie, a deciding level is performed
– If a participant wins three quarters, the fourth quarter continues to be performed
– If the gamers are tied at two quarters every, a sudden demise is performed out (the primary to win two factors in a row wins the match)
– Coaches are on court docket, and may name timeouts (all in English)
– Gamers will obtain a set variety of “UTS playing cards” (that take away an opponent’s first serve or make a winner depend for 3 factors)
Friday evening will function Group 1 motion with De Minaur, Evans and Andujar taking the court docket, whereas Group 2 will play on Saturday evening.
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