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  1. 1. Tennis
  2. 2. Tennis History <ul><li>The tennis could be started ages ago but the most similar game started in the midleages. The simple people played it but the rich liked it and they prohibited it to be played in public streets and started playing it in the castles. </li></ul><ul><li>The game started in England during the 1800s. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to play <ul><li>Tennis is a sport played with a rubber ball, a racket, and a court. There are many different kinds of courts, like grass, clay, or a hard court. The goal of tennis is to hit the ball over the net into the other player’s court. When the other player can’t return the ball, a point is won. The game is played with two or four people. When it’s played with two people, it’s called “singles”, and when it’s played with four people, it’s called “doubles”. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>A tennis game has a number of sets. Each set has a number of games, and each game has points. The points are counted love (0), fifteen (15), thirty (30), forty (40). If both players get to forty, the score is deuce from which 2 more points are needed to win the game. When one player reaches six games, it is one set. If it is a five set match, the player who reaches three sets first is the winner. If the game count reaches 5-5, the set must be won with two more games than the other player, like 7-5 or 8-6. When the game count gets to 6-6, a &quot;tiebreaker&quot; is played. In a tiebreak, players have to get at least seven points while getting two more points than the other player to win the set. In tiebreak points are called “one,” “two,” etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Tennis scoring has its origin in medieval numerology. The number 60 was considered to be a &quot;good&quot; or &quot;complete&quot; number back then, in about the same way you'd consider 100 to be a nice round figure today. The medieval version of tennis, therefore, was based on 60 -- the four points when 15, 30, 45 (which we abbreviate to 40) and 60, or game. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What you need <ul><li>Ball </li></ul><ul><li>In the early days of tennis, balls were often made of leather stuffed </li></ul><ul><li>with hair or wool. </li></ul><ul><li>Court </li></ul><ul><li>Tennis is played on a rectangular, flat </li></ul><ul><li>surface, usually grass, clay, or </li></ul><ul><li>a hardcourt of concrete and/or asphalt. </li></ul><ul><li>Racket </li></ul><ul><li>By the 14th century, players had begun </li></ul><ul><li>using what we could legitimately call a racquet, with strings made of gut </li></ul><ul><li>bound in a wooden frame. </li></ul><ul><li>And of course partner </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tournaments <ul><li>Tennis is now a sport that is played at the Olympic Games (The winner for 2008 is Rafael Nadal) . They also have big tournaments like the U.S. Open, Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. These four are known as Grand Slam titles. </li></ul><ul><li>The Tennis Masters Series is a group of nine tournaments that form the </li></ul><ul><li>second-highest echelon in men's tennis. </li></ul><ul><li>The Davis Cup, an annual competition between national teams, dates </li></ul><ul><li>to 1900 (actual winner Spain) . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Best players <ul><li>Rafael Nadal (Spain) World’s Number 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Rafael Nadal (born June 3, 1986) is a Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>professional tennis player who has won five </li></ul><ul><li>Grand Slam singles titles; four at the French </li></ul><ul><li>Open and one at Wimbledon. He is ranked </li></ul><ul><li>number one in the world, and has held that </li></ul><ul><li>position since 18 August , 2008. He plays very </li></ul><ul><li>well on the clay court, and many people </li></ul><ul><li>regard Nadal as the greatest clay-court tennis </li></ul><ul><li>player in history. Nadal is best known for his </li></ul><ul><li>matches against the best player of his </li></ul><ul><li>generation, Roger Federer. He is naturally </li></ul><ul><li>right-handed, but plays tennis with his left </li></ul><ul><li>hand. </li></ul><ul><li>He has played in four French Open tournaments (2005 to 2008) and won all four. He also reached the final at Wimbledon (2006, 2007), losing to Roger Federer each time. However, in 2008, he beat Federer in the Wimbledon final. </li></ul><ul><li>Career prize money US$20,757,647 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Roger Federer (Switzerland) World’d number 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981, Basel) is a </li></ul><ul><li>Swiss tennis professional who is currently ranked </li></ul><ul><li>number two in the world. He was the world number </li></ul><ul><li>one from February 2, 2004 until August 18, 2008, </li></ul><ul><li>when Rafael Nadal became number one. Federer </li></ul><ul><li>holds the record for the most consecutive number </li></ul><ul><li>of weeks at the top spot. Many experts believe that </li></ul><ul><li>Federer is the greatest tennis player of all time. He </li></ul><ul><li>has won twelve Grand Slam singles titles: three at </li></ul><ul><li>the Australian Open (2004, 2006 and 2007), five at </li></ul><ul><li>Wimbledon (2003 to 2007) and four at the </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Open (2004 to 2007). In 2007, he equalled the </li></ul><ul><li>record for the most wins in a row at Wimbledon set </li></ul><ul><li>by Bjorn Borg. He has yet to win the French Open, </li></ul><ul><li>though he reached the final in 2006 and 2007 and </li></ul><ul><li>2008. Federer's first language is Swiss-German and </li></ul><ul><li>he speaks English, German and French fluently. He </li></ul><ul><li>also speaks some Swedish and Italian. His girlfriend </li></ul><ul><li>is Mirka Vavrinec. </li></ul><ul><li>Career prize money US$ 44,593,957 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Novak Djokovic (Serbia) World’s number 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Novak Djokovic born May 22, 1987 in Belgrade, </li></ul><ul><li>Serbia (part of Yugoslavia at the time), is a Serbian </li></ul><ul><li>professional tennis player who is currently ranked </li></ul><ul><li>World No. 3 behind Roger Federer. In January </li></ul><ul><li>2008, he won his first ever Grand Slam </li></ul><ul><li>title at the Australian Open. After a straight sets </li></ul><ul><li>win over World No. 1 and defending champion </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Federer in the semifinals, Djokovic won the </li></ul><ul><li>final in four sets against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He </li></ul><ul><li>thereby became the first player representing Serbia </li></ul><ul><li>ever to win a Grand Slam singles title and the </li></ul><ul><li>youngest player in the open era to have reached all </li></ul><ul><li>four Grand Slam semifinals. He was also the </li></ul><ul><li>runner-up at the 2007 US Open and has reached six </li></ul><ul><li>Masters Series finals, winning four of them. He </li></ul><ul><li>reached the semifinals of the 2007 and 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>French Opens and the 2007 Wimbledon </li></ul><ul><li>Championships. He also won the bronze medal at </li></ul><ul><li>the Olympic Games in 2008. He also won his first </li></ul><ul><li>Tennis Masters Cup in November 2008 by defeating Nikolay Davydenko in the final. </li></ul><ul><li>Career prize money US$ 10,507,627 </li></ul>