‘Thank You’: Alexander Zverev, Ashleigh Barty and Other Stars Send Their Wishes As 2021 Comes to an End

Published 12/31/2021, 11:30 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Finals – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy – November 21, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev celebrates with trophy after winning his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane


Fans witnessed some incredible tennis action in the 2021 season as the year comes to an end. The year saw some incredible stories like Novak Djokovic equalling the Grand Slam record held by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at 20 each; Emma Raducanu becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam in only her second appearance at a Slam at the US Open. Moreover, players like Alexander Zverev and Ashleigh Barty enjoyed successful spells this season. 

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Alexander Zverev, Barty, Coco Gauff and other stars send their wishes

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German tennis player Alexander Zverev won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics and beat Djokovic, who was looking invincible in 2021. On the other hand, Australian tennis star Ashleigh Barty won the Wimbledon Championships for the first time in her career.

There was plenty for them to be happy about and that is why they were content with the way things have gone for them this year. They were amongst the first players to send their wishes as the year ends. 

The 2021 Wimbledon champion stated, Reflecting on an adventure that gave us everything. 2021 was the toughest, most enjoyable, and most unpredictable year yet. Here’s to the laughter, the tears, the adversity, and undeniably, the best team in the world. I’m a very lucky girl.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 10: Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates with coach Craig Tyzzer after winning her Ladies’ Singles Final match against Karolina Pliskova of The Czech Republic on Day Twelve of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Nicholls – Pool/Getty Images)

Below are the posts by the rest of the players from the ATP and WTA sending in their best wishes.

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by 𝗔𝗥𝗬𝗡𝗔 𝗦𝗔𝗕𝗔𝗟𝗘𝗡𝗞𝗔 🐯🎾❤️ (@sabalenka_aryna)

 
 
 
 
 
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As the 2021 season comes to an end, we wish all players the best of luck for the upcoming 2022 season. The first Grand Slam event of the season, the Australian Open, begins on the 17th of January and will end on the 30th of January. We wish all players the best of luck. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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