Professional tennis season bounces back in 2017


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Former world number one, Roger Federer, makes his way back after taking five months off from professional tennis. Federer announced he was taking the rest of 2016 off after a loss to Canadian Milos Roanic. As of now there have been five, plus tournaments and have already had some upsets within the tennis community.

Jacob Wittenbaum, Staff Writer

The 2017 season starts out with former world number one and an all time favorite from Switzerland, Roger Federer. Federer started off his 2017 season pretty rough losing in the Hopman Cup to German Alexander Zverev.

“I am extremely upset that Roger Federer lost after his being out since July 2016, but I am very anxious to watch him play the rest of the year,” said Brendan Flanagen, 9.

World number two, Novak Djokovic, from Serbia, starts off his season with a win in Doha, Qatar while beating the world number one Andy Murray from Britain in three sets.

Although there have only been about six tournaments this year, there have already been plenty of upsets. The tennis season starts out in Asia and Australia until the first grand slam of the year, which is the Australian Open.

The Australian Open, which is a hard court tournament played outdoors., is considered the fourth biggest tournament in the world.

“I am really excited that the new tennis season has finally started. I usually watch tennis on tv to watch what the professionals do so I can incorporate what they do into my game,” said Aneesh Zutshi, 10.

Starting in the month of February the tennis world begins expanding while the next couple tournaments played take place in Europe, while eventually scatter from Europe to the United States then to South America and back and forth.