Ultimate Tennis Showdown

Exhibition tennis competition
Tennis tournament
Ultimate Tennis Showdown
Tournament information
Founded2020; 2 years ago (2020)
LocationNice, France
SurfaceHard – outdoors
Websitehttps://utslive.tv/

The Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS) is an international individual tennis league first played in 2020. The competition was organized by tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou, and Alex Popyrin — entrepreneur and father of Alexei Popyrin, in response to the disruption of the tennis season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

The events use a modified scoring format, with matches divided into timed quarters, and players allowed to play power up "cards" during matches to impact the game.

Ranking

The ranking at the end of UTS 1 is as follows:[2]

UTS Rankings
# Player Record
1  Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 9–2
2  Richard Gasquet (FRA) 7–3
3  Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 7–3
4  David Goffin (BEL) 5–5
5  Feliciano López (ESP) 4–5
6  Elliot Benchetrit (FRA) 3–3
7  Corentin Moutet (FRA) 3–4
8  Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 3–6
9  Dustin Brown (GER) 2–6
10  Benoît Paire (FRA) 2–7

UTS1 Finals

Semifinals Final
              
1 Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 15 13 13
4 Belgium David Goffin 11 11 12
1 Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 15 12 14 15 2
3 Italy Matteo Berrettini 16 15 12 8 3
2 France Richard Gasquet 8 14 12 13 1
3 Italy Matteo Berrettini 24 12 16 10 2

Format

UTS matches use a different format in comparison to traditional rules, including matches being divided into timed quarters rather than sets, a 15-second shot clock for serves and the ability to take a coaching timeout once per-set, and "cards" — which allow players to affect the game (such as taking away the opponent's second serve). The UTS also does not enforce a code of conduct.[3][4][5]

See also

  • iconTennis portal

References

  1. ^ "Serena's coach and Aussie dad launch indie tennis league". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  2. ^ https://utslive.tv/
  3. ^ "No. 3 Thiem to play in Ultimate Tennis Showdown". ESPN.com. 2020-06-11. Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  4. ^ "What we learned from tennis' COVID-19 shutdown". ESPN.com. 2020-07-20. Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  5. ^ Wolken, Dan. "New brand of tennis: Serena Williams' coach pushes for faster pace and a more dynamic show". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2020-07-26.

External links

  • Ultimate Tennis Showdown