“Such a Milestone”: Grigor Dimitrov, Diego Schwartzman, and Others Send Special Message to Ons Jabeur

Published 11/08/2021, 6:00 AM EST
Tennis – WTA 250 – Birmingham Classic – Edgbaston Priory Club, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britain – June 20, 2021 Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Russia’s Daria Kasatkina Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs


After beating Anett Kontaveit in the quarter-finals of Indian Wells, Ons Jabeur made history. She became the first male or female tennis player to enter the top 10 rankings. Coming from a small land like Tunisia, she has certainly made herself and her country proud. Following this milestone, many tennis players congratulated Jabeur.

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Some of the finest players on the ATP tour like Gael Monfils, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Diego Schwartzman, and many more praised Ons Jabeur with overwhelming comments.

Tennis – WTA 250 – Birmingham Classic – Edgbaston Priory Club, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britain – June 20, 2021 Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur celebrates winning her final match against Russia’s Daria Kasatkina Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

ATP players congratulated Ons Jabeur

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Just a few weeks ago, the Tunisian Ons Jabeur recorded a historical achievement for her country. She became the first Arab woman to reach the WTA top 10 rankings. She reached this milestone by defeating Kontaveit at Indian Wells. Soon after, many ATP players complimented this extraordinary accomplishment by Jabeur.

The Canadian, Felix Auger-Aliassime said, “ Congratulations for making the top 10. I’m really proud of you.” The World No. 8, Casper Ruud quoted, ” Congratulations on making the top 10 debut. Being from the small country myself, when it comes to tennis, I know how exciting it must feel. I hope you have a great season next year also.”

 

 

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Hubert Hurkacz also came up to wish Jabeur by saying, ” Congrats Ons for amazing achievement for being top 10.” The Argentinian Diego Schwartzman also extended his wishes. He said, ” Congratulations! I hope you continue like this. I like your game, you have very tweaky shots. I’m very happy to see you there.”

Lastly, Grigor Dimitrov stated, ” Hi Ons Jabeur! Just wanted to say how happy I’m to see you breaking into new grounds and such a milestone for you and your country. You should be proud. Big congratulations to you, keep on going. A lot of respect for you.”

Surely, Jabeur will be overwhelmed with the love and support she has received from the finest players on the tour.

Jabeur to miss WTA finals

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Unfortunately, Ons Jabeur has announced that she won’t be competing in the WTA Finals in Mexico. She took Twitter to share this sad news.

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However, Jabeur has truly marked her name with some scintillating performances this year. We hope she recovers soon and makes her come back to the tennis court.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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