Cleveland, OH (August 13, 2020) – Sports management company Topnotch Management announced today the signing of Jenson Van Emburgh, the top wheelchair table tennis player in the United States and the number 1 junior in the world for all wheelchair classes, to a global representation agreement. The 20 year-old is also currently ranked 11th on the pro para world ranking list and was selected to represent the United States at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, now being held in 2021.
Topnotch Management's Reilly Opelka and Yoshihito Nishioka met in the final of the Delray Beach Open this weekend.
Reilly ultimately lifted the trophy (his second career ATP Tour title), but Yoshi earned a career-high ranking of No. 48 with his battle. Congratulations to both!
Reilly's win was his second of the day—a postponed semifinal meant he had to take on former Top 10 and Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic in the morning and return to the court for the final only a few hours later. Both matches went to three sets.
The press covered Reilly's win:
ESPN: Reilly Opelka tops Yoshihito Nishioka to win Delray Beach Open
ATP Tour: Double Duty in Delray: Opelka Wins Twice Sunday to Earn Second Title
Baseline: Opelka embraces home advantage to win it all in Delray
South Florida Sun Sentinel: Reilly Opelka grabs Delray Beach Open singles title; Bryan Brothers win doubles title for last go around
Sky Sports: Reilly Opelka wins Delray Beach Open while Cristian Garn [sic] claims Rio Open title
The Japan News: Nishioka denied 2nd ATP title at Delray Beach
Baseline: Watch: Reilly Opelka plays host to his friends in Delray
The Derrick: Opelka beats Raonic to reach final at Delray Beach Open
K-Swiss recently signed Cameron Norrie to a multiyear apparel and footwear brand partnership. Several media outlets covered the announcement, and Cam appeared on K-Swiss Radio's Turning Pro series for an interview. Listen below.
Other media mentions:
Inside K-Swiss podcast: Welcoming Ajla Tomljanovic and Cameron Norrie to Team K-Swiss Tennis
TennisNow.com: Norrie, Tomljanovic Sign with K-Swiss
Racquet Sports Industry: K-Swiss Signs Pro Players Tomljanovic and Norrie
SGB Media: K-Swiss Signs Rising Tennis Stars
Yahoo! Finance: K-Swiss Signs Rising Tennis Stars Ajla Tomljanovic and Cameron Norrie
Ekaterina Alexandrova and JJ Wolf captured titles over the weekend. Congratulations to both!
Ekaterina lifted the first WTA trophy of the year (and decade) in Shenzhen; it was also her first career title at the WTA level. She now sits at a career-high WTA No. 26. JJ won his third Challenger title in Noumea with his third top-100 win, lifting him to a career-high ATP No. 181. (He only graduated last May.)
Asics recently signed Caroline Garcia to a multiyear apparel and footwear brand partnership. Read the full press release here, or check out Baseline's article.
Our first full year with three divisions has come to a close, and, boy, was it an exciting one! We’ll cover great accomplishments from each sport below, but first, we’ll cover events and other ventures.
There are only four players inside the Top 20 of the ATP Rankings who have finished each of the past 10 years inside the Top 20. The first three are the Big Three of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. The fourth: American John Isner, who ends 2019 at World No. 19 even after missing three months due to a broken foot.
Congratulations, John! Read the articles below for more and insight from the man himself.
ATP Tour: Isner: 'I Would Have Laughed In Your Face'
TENNIS: After 10 Straight Years in Top 20, John Isner Continues to Aim High
TennisWorld: John Isner Reacts to Finishing in Top 20 for 10th Consecutive Season
Shelby Rogers discusses injury, recovery, and her comeback in an interview with Tennishead.
You returned to competition at the Charleston tournament this year after 13 months out following knee surgery. Was it always the intention to return at your home event?
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