10.06.2021 - 18:20 Uhr
Mit Power zum Erfolg!Bei den French Open steht Alexander Zverev zum ersten Mal in seiner Karriere im Halbfinale. Vor allem die Viertelfinal-Gala gegen den Spanier Alejandro Davidovich Fokina macht Hoffnung auf die erste Finalteilnahme in Paris. (Alles zu den French Open)Besonders auffällig: Zverev spielt mit mehr Power als jemals zuvor. Bester Beweis dafür sind seine muskulösen Oberarme.Der Tennis-Podcast "Cross Court" mit neuer Folge zu den French Open ist auf podcast.sport1.de, in der SPORT1 App sowie auf den gängigen Streaming-Plattformen Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Amazon Music, Deezer und Podigee abrufbarBei Bild verriet er nun, dass er die Zwangspause während Corona genutzt habe, um diese Muskelmasse aufzubauen. "Vor Corona wog ich 84 Kilo, jetzt 90. Die sechs Kilo mehr sind Muskeln, vor allem an den Beinen und am Rücken."Alexander Zverev: Muskelaufbau, aber nicht zu vielAllerdings betonte er auch, dass man das Muskeltraining nicht übertreiben dürfe, da es beim Tennis auch sehr auf die Beweglichkeit ankomme. Zwar liebe er es, in den Kraftraum zu gehen und Gewichte zu stemmen, "Aber ich darf nicht den riesigen Oberkörper haben. Der würde beim Tennis nur stören."Die Kunst sei es daher, das perfekte Mittelmaß zu finden. "Für mich geht es darum: So viel Gewicht wie möglich zu stemmen, aber so leicht wie möglich zu sein."Ob er bei diesem Unterfangen die goldene Mitte getroffen hat, kann der 23-Jährige im Halbfinale gegen den Griechen Stefanos Tsitsipas unter Beweis stellen. (French Open, Halbfinale: Alexander Zverev - Stefanos Tsitsipas, Freitag ab 14.50 Uhr im SPORT1-Liveticker)Reaktionen auf früheres Bild aus dem KraftraumDass er den Kraftraum aber nicht erst in der Coronapause entdeckt hatte, bewies er bereits im April des vergangenen Jahres. Damals postete er ein Bild von sich beim Krafttraining auf Instagram.Die ehemalige Weltranglistenerste Venus Williams kommentierte den Post mit "Mag ich" und Dominic Thiem bezeichnete Zverev sogar als "Maschine."DAZN gratis testen und Tennis-Highlights live & auf Abruf erleben | ANZEIGE Der US-Amerikaner Josh Isner konnte sich jedoch eine kleine Spitze nicht verkneifen und fragte: "Sehe ich da etwa Muskeln?"



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28.07.2021 - 15:22 Uhr

The ATP has partnered with three internationally acclaimed institutions to offer ATP members access to world-class education opportunities, in line with a commitment to promoting welfare and development across its membership.The trio of new strategic partners – MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business, the University of Florida and the Institute for Civic Leadership (ICL) Academy – will offer access to subsidised courses for ATP players, tournaments, agents, alumni and coaches. Courses will be available mostly online and cover various qualification levels, subject areas and languages to reflect the breadth of requirements across the membership.MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business, which ranks among the Top 10 globally in the Financial Times’ 2021 Online MBA Ranking for its i-Flex EMBA, will offer subsidised short courses and post-graduate degrees. Delivered in partnership with several globally renowned brands, the i-Flex EMBA is a two-year Executive MBA aimed at professionals who want to combine international studies with work commitments, with a focus on digital transformation and featuring lectures by top managers leading digital transformation in their companies.The University of Florida, ranked within the Top 10 of U.S. public universities, will offer members the chance to enroll in any of the four online master’s programmes and graduate certificate programmes offered through its renowned College of Health & Human Performance (UFHHP). Graduate programmes include Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, Sport Management, Health Education and Behavior, Tourism and Hospitality Management, as well as a graduate certificate in Sport Event Management. In addition, the ICL Academy, a one-of-a-kind online private school for students from grades 7-12, will allow ATP members to take flexible courses for credit and graduate with an American High School diploma, including the option for AP and IB courses, on a full-time or course-by-course basis. Through its Impact Learning Model, ICL Academy delivers world-class academics, award-winning service leadership, and world champion partners who serve as master teachers from across the sports, venture capital, entertainment and technology sectors, with Novak Djokovic, Monica Seles, Dr. Jim Loehr, Tommy Haas, Vasek Pospisil and the Bryan Brothers supporting ICL tennis initiatives.Stephen Farrow, ATP VP Member Services, said: “Our vision is for all ATP members to have professional opportunities open to them beyond their time in tennis. Key to that is offering access to quality education that can work around life on Tour and cater to the different interests and needs of our member groups. Partnering with three world-class institutions is an exciting step for us in that process.” John Isner, ATP player and University of Georgia graduate, said: “These new education initiatives are very important. As tennis players, we have a shelf life. We can’t play this sport and earn money forever. Being able to lean on a top-notch education after your tennis career is over will set a lot of us up very well in the future.”The exciting new partnerships build on the ATP’s existing education portfolio which includes Coursera, University of Palermo and Indiana University East, offering members a broad range of courses in English and Spanish. The ATP has also established a number of partnerships and internal initiatives across the mental health space in recent years, in an ongoing bid to support the broader welfare of members beyond the court.

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29.07.2021 - 04:21 Uhr

Brandon Nakashima continued his stellar run of form on Wednesday night as he took down top seed Milos Raonic in a nail-biting 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(4) battle to reach the Truist Atlanta Open quarter-finals.The 19-year-old turned heads last week at the Mifel Open in Los Cabos, where he defeated the likes of Sam Querrey and John Isner on his way to his first ATP Tour final (l. to Norrie). He added one more name to his win list after upsetting Raonic, currently No. 22 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, in Atlanta. Nakashima, who sits in ninth position in the ATP Race To Milan for a spot into the Next Gen ATP Finals, won his second three-setter in as many days after rallying from a set down against Raonic. The big-serving Canadian was contesting his first tournament since the Miami Open presented by Itau in March, and he was dictating play early on. But double faults and unforced errors would be Raonic’s undoing against the battle-tested Nakashima. The 19-year-old earned his first break of serve as a result of four double faults from Raonic – interrupted by two aces – in the same game at 4-3 in the opening set. The Canadian was able to recover to take the 50-minute first set, but quickly found himself on the back foot as Nakashima got going in the second set. Nakashima improved his first-serve percentage from 42 per cent in the first set to 72 per cent in the second. The difference showed as Nakashima only lost five points behind his serve, and kept the pressure firmly on Raonic. He earned the decisive break at 3-2, and kept his nose in front to level the match. [WATCH LIVE 2]The normally cool-headed American showed his first sign of nerves as he served for the match at 5-4. He worked his way to two match points at 40/15, but missed two routine backhands to give Raonic a chance to come back. Nakashima regrouped in the tie-break, winning three points in a row from 3/2 and converting his fifth match point to seal the victory. Nakashima will next face Jordan Thompson in the quarter-final, after the Aussie edged past German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 7-6(4), 6-4 earlier in the day. The 19-year-old is into his third career quarter-final, after reaching the last eight at Delray Beach in 2020 and the final in Los Cabos last week.