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Konta set to begin Wimbledon campaign – day two preview

  • Posted: Jul 01, 2019
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Venue: All England Club Dates: 1-14 July
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British number one Johanna Konta starts her Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday with a first-round match against Romania’s Ana Bogdan, the world number 132.

Konta, who reached the semi-finals at SW19 in 2017, is one of eight British players in action on day two.

Wimbledon legend Roger Federer starts his bid for a ninth title against South African Lloyd Harris, who is making his debut at the tournament.

And two-time winner Rafael Nadal faces Japanese qualifier Yuichi Sugita.

Defending women’s champion Angelique Kerber plays in the first match of the day on Centre Court when she faces fellow German Tatjana Maria at 13:00 BST.

Swiss Federer is next up, before seven-time champion Serena Williams, seeded 11th, faces Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone as the American begins her latest bid for her first major title since giving birth in September 2017.

The first match on Court One, also at 13:00, sees Australian world number one and top seed Ashleigh Barty play China’s Zheng Saisai, who is ranked 43rd.

They will be followed by Konta and Bogdan, then Nadal versus Sugita.

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Heather Watson is already in the second round of the women’s draw and fellow Briton Konta, along with Harriet Dart and Katie Swan, will try to join her.

Grass is Konta’s favoured surface but the 19th seed suffered early exits in Birmingham and Eastbourne in the run-up to Wimbledon.

Dart meets American Christina McHale in the first match on court 14 at 11:00, while Katie Swan plays Laura Siegemund of Germany in the second match on court 12.

In the men’s singles, British number two Cameron Norrie is second on court 16 and faces Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin, who famously beat world number one Novak Djokovic at the 2017 Australian Open.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Jay Clarke is aiming for the possible prize of meeting Federer and plays in the third match on court eight, where he faces Noah Rubin of the United States.

British number three Dan Evans opens on court 18 against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis and James Ward is first up on court 17 (both also at 11:00) when he faces Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.

Another British player, Paul Jubb, the teenage wildcard who recently won the prestigious NCAA college title, plays in the fourth match on court 17 against Portuguese world number 66 Joao Sousa.

British number one Kyle Edmund sealed his place in round two with a straight-set win over Spain’s Jaume Munar on Monday.

Federer begins bid for 21st Grand Slam

Federer, who turns 38 in August, already holds the men’s record for the most Wimbledon titles with eight, and also the most Grand Slams – 20.

Nadal, 33, is only three behind him with 18, but has not won at Wimbledon since claiming his second title in 2010.

The Spaniard could play Nick Kyrgios in round two – Kyrgios takes on fellow Australian Jordan Thompson in the first match on court three, at 11:00.

Fifth seed Dominic Thiem of Austria is also in action, taking on Sam Querrey of the United States in the second match on court two.

Serena could set up Kerber meeting

French Open champion Barty has replaced Naomi Osaka at the top of the women’s ranking, with the Japanese player among the early casualties at Wimbledon.

Five-time winner Venus Williams is also out after being beaten by 15-year-old compatriot Cori Gauff in the biggest shock of day one, but younger sister Serena is still targeting her first Wimbledon triumph since 2016.

One more triumph would see the 11th seed, who has struggled with a knee injury, equal Australian Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.

“I haven’t had enough match play but I saw some good doctors in Paris and I’m feeling better,” Williams said.

Defending champion Kerber, seeded fifth, will face Williams in round two if they both win their opening matches.

Sixth seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic also begins her campaign against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in the third match on court three.

Kvitova has been struggling with an arm injury but hopes to be fit enough to sustain a challenge for a third title.

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'A champion in the making' – Gauff can reach top after beating Williams, say McEnroe and Austin

  • Posted: Jul 01, 2019
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Teenage sensation Cori “Coco” Gauff has the right elements to reach the top of the women’s game following her sensational Wimbledon win over Venus Williams, according to two former Grand Slam champions.

Gauff, who at 15 years and 122 days became the youngest player to qualify for the main Wimbledon draw since the Open era began in 1968, swept aside the five-time winner 6-4 6-4 on Court One in front of her jubilant parents and a packed crowd.

“People have been talking about Coco for years,” fellow American and two-time US Open champion Tracy Austin told BBC’s Today at Wimbledon.

“They have now started to recognise her internationally. Obviously she’s a tremendous athlete, but to walk on court to face Venus, a player who she idolises, there were plenty of opportunities for her to get tight and nervous.

“She has been raised for greatness and this is beginning.”

Three-time Wimbledon men’s champion John McEnroe added: “Gauff’s not only physically mature, but also mentally.

“I look at the way she plays. If she’s not number one in world by 20 I will be absolutely shocked.”

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Gauff, who started playing tennis at the age of seven, comes from a sporting family. She is coached by her father Corey, who played basketball at Georgia State University while her mother Candi was a gymnast before moving into track and field.

Their daughter began to deliver in major arenas two years ago when she became the youngest US Open girls singles finalist – aged just 13. And last year she won the French Open equivalent only two months after her 14th birthday.

Wimbledon qualifying was a target for Gauff this year, but her ranking of 301 was not high enough to earn a shot. However, while she was shopping online she found out she had received a wildcard.

In the final round of qualifying she eased to a 6-1 6-1 win over Belgium’s world 129 Greet Minnen, although her preparations were not ideal having had to take a science test at 11pm the previous night.

Atlanta-born Gauff idolised both Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, so when she was drawn against the elder of the two in the first round, the focus on her grew further.

How would she perform against one of the all-time greats in such a big arena?

Gauff settled into the match early, breaking to go 3-2 up in the first set then crucially breaking for 5-4 in the second before serving out for victory against a player who had already won four Grand Slams before she was born.

Gauff, herself, was “super shocked” at just beating Williams.

“Obviously, I literally got my dream draw, so I’m just super happy I was able to pull it out today,” she said in her post-match news conference.

“She played amazing, was just super nice. She’s always been nice the couple times I met her.”

Gauff fast facts
Gauff became the youngest tennis player to win a match at Wimbledon since 1991 – when fellow American Jennifer Capriati, 15, defeated nine-time champion Martina Navratilova
She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Florida to pursue tennis
Gauff is currently coached by Jean-Christophe Faurel (former ATP player and coach of Adrian Mannarino) and is part of ‘Team Mouratoglou’ – has trained at Mouratoglou Academy in France since age of 10
She has two younger brothers, Cody and Cameron
She signed first multi-year sponsorships in 2018 with three well-known companies

When asked about what she can achieve in the sport, the teenager said she has been given a target to “be the greatest”.

“My dad told me that I could do this when I was eight,” said Gauff, who is being nurtured by Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

“Obviously you never believe it. I’m still, like, not 100% confident. But, like, you have to just say things. You never know what happens.”

Former American world number six Chanda Rubin has also followed Gauff’s career closely.

She told BBC Sport: “We’ve seen something incredible.

“Just 15 years of age, her very first Grand Slam main draw, a first Wimbledon main draw, against a Venus Williams who played a good match.

“I think we’re seeing a champion in the making here.”

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Preview: Federer, Nadal Start Wimbledon Campaigns On Day 2

  • Posted: Jul 01, 2019

Preview: Federer, Nadal Start Wimbledon Campaigns On Day 2

Thiem, Nishikori and Isner also feature on Tuesday

Second seed Roger Federer and third seed Rafael Nadal kick off their pursuits for another Wimbledon title on a busy Day 2 of The Championships. Fifth seed Dominic Thiem and eighth seed Kei Nishikori also compete in their first grass-court matches of the season.

With a 95-12 record at Wimbledon, Federer can hit triple digits in match wins if he reaches the semi-finals. He’ll first need to get through South African Lloyd Harris, who makes his main draw debut at The All England Club. Federer is the only player in the tournament, man or woman, to compete at The Championships for a staggering 21 years in a row. The Swiss hasn’t lost in the opening round here since 2000.

Nadal plays his first match since winning his 12th Roland Garros title (d. Thiem) when he meets Yuichi Sugita. The Japanese is at his best on this surface, having won his lone ATP Tour title two years ago in Antalya (d. Mannarino). The Spaniard has suffered a few early upsets at this event, but reached the semi-finals last year and becomes extremely dangerous once he gets going. When Nadal has cleared the opening week, he has reached the championship match on five of those eight occasions.

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Thiem also hits the court for his first match since his second consecutive runner-up showing at Roland Garros (l. to Nadal), but the Austrian won’t have it easy against Sam Querrey. The American reached the semi-finals here in 2017 and finished runner-up last week in Eastbourne (l. to Fritz). Thiem leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 3-1, but this will be their first grass-court meeting.

Nishikori takes on Brazilian Thiago Monteiro and looks to continue his success at majors. The Japanese has reached the second week in 11 of his past 12 Grand Slams. Nishikori recorded his best showing at this event with a quarter-final finish last year.

Other notable matches on Day 2 included ninth seed John Isner against #NextGenATP Norwegian Casper Ruud. Isner is playing his first match since suffering a broken left foot during the final of the Miami Open presented by Itau (l. to Federer).

Italian Fabio Fognini, seeded 12th, plays #NextGenATP American Frances Tiafoe and No. 13 seed Marin Cilic of Croatia meets Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in a battle of grass-court experts. Cilic finished runner-up here in 2017 (l. to Federer) and Mannarino won his first ATP Tour title last month on the grass of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (d. Thompson).

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ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, 2 JULY 2019

Centre Court start 13:00
WTA match
[2] Roger Federer vs Lloyd Harris
WTA match

No. 1 Court start 13:00
Two WTA matches
[3] Rafael Nadal vs Yuichi Sugita

No. 2 Court start 11:00
WTA match
[5] Dominic Thiem vs Sam Querrey
WTA match
[9] John Isner vs Casper Ruud

No. 3 Court start 11:00
Nick Kyrgios vs Jordan Thompson
Two WTA matches
[13] Marin Cilic vs Adrian Mannarino

Court 12 start 11:00
[8] Kei Nishikori vs Thiago Monteiro
WTA match
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Bernard Tomic
WTA match

Court 18 start 11:00
Federico Delbonis vs Daniel Evans
WTA match
[12] Fabio Fognini vs Frances Tiafoe

Court 4 start 11:00
WTA match
[20] Gilles Simon vs Salvatore Caruso
[33] Jan-Lennard Struff vs Radu Albot

Court 5 start 11:00
Two WTA matches
Filip Krajinovic vs Dominik Koepfer
Mikhail Kukushkin vs Pablo Andujar

Court 6 start 11:00
Two WTA matches
Yasutaka Uchiyama vs Tennys Sandgren
[31] Laslo Djere vs Guido Andreozzi

Court 7 start 11:00
Steve Johnson vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas
Two WTA matches
John Millman vs Hugo Dellien

Court 8 start 11:00
WTA match
Marcos Baghdatis vs Brayden Schnur
Noah Rubin vs Jay Clarke
WTA match

Court 9 start 11:00
WTA match
Cristian Garin vs Andrey Rublev
WTA match
Dennis Novak vs Marton Fucsovics

Court 10 start 11:00
WTA match
[17] Matteo Berrettini vs Aljaz Bedene
WTA match
Alexander Bublik vs Gregoire Barrere

Court 14 start 11:00
Two WTA matches
[29] Denis Shapovalov vs Ricardas Berankis
[27] Lucas Pouille vs Richard Gasquet

Court 15 start 11:00
[25] Alex de Minaur vs Marco Cecchinato
WTA match
[24] Diego Schwartzman vs Matthew Ebden
WTA match

Court 16 start 11:00
WTA match
Cameron Norrie vs Denis Istomin
Tomas Berdych vs Taylor Fritz

Court 17 start 11:00
[17[ Nikoloz Basilashvili vs James Ward
Two WTA matches
Joao Sousa vs Paul Jubb

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Tsitsipas On Wimbledon Stunner: 'I Was Lost'

  • Posted: Jul 01, 2019

Tsitsipas On Wimbledon Stunner: ‘I Was Lost’

#NextGenATP Greek upset by Fabbiano at The Championships Monday

Stefanos Tsitsipas was widely considered a leading contender outside of the Big Three entering Wimbledon. But the reigning Next Gen ATP Finals champion was stunned in the opening round against Italian Thomas Fabbiano, against whom he lost only seven games at The Championships last year.

Tsitsipas wasn’t totally surprised, though. He almost saw it coming based on how his practices were going leading into the season’s third Grand Slam.

“I was so frustrated knowing already how things are going to be, based on my feelings on the court, how I felt. I was very mad with myself yesterday,” Tsitsipas said. “I already felt that I was actually not playing very well yesterday in practice, so I was kind of curious to see how this is going to change today. But it didn’t.”

Tsitsipas admitted that he was struggling with his service return, synchronising his footwork and coordination to put himself in the proper position, and the coordination also hindered him on his serve. He was broken five times.

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It seemed Tsitsipas might turn the tide after saving two match points in a fourth-set tie-break and then earning three break points in his first return game of the decider, but the World No. 6 could not convert. He took advantage of just two of his 10 break chances.

“It felt like I was lost, going for too much or going for nothing,” Tsitsipas said. “There was no balance in what I was doing.”

Tsitsipas, who won titles in Marseille and Estoril this year, reached the Madrid championship match and made the Australian Open semi-finals, was quick to credit his 30-year-old opponent. Last year, Fabbiano was unable to get anything going against the #NextGenATP Greek in the third round at Wimbledon. This time, he struck 45 winners en route to his first Top 10 victory.

“He was just playing better. I wouldn’t actually deserve the victory today even if I would have won because I didn’t play well. He played much better today. I give him credit,” Tsitsipas said. “The way I played, it should have been in three, not five. I don’t know how I got to five. I guess with my fighting spirit, somehow I managed to win those two sets.

“I didn’t manage to get even close to that level that I played last year. I just saw him as a more improved, more solid player than he was last year.”

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It is Tsitsipas’ second consecutive disappointing five-set loss at a major. At Roland Garros, former World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka beat Tsitsipas 8-6 in the fifth set of their fourth-round match. The Greek finishes his grass-court season with a 2-3 record after an opening-round loss at ‘s-Hertogenbosch and a quarter-final defeat at The Queen’s Club.

“It was very, very difficult to overcome that match. I was really disappointed. I am disappointed now. People expected things from me. I didn’t deliver. When you get so much support, so much energy, so much positivity from everyone, just ruin everything by yourself, it’s devastating,” Tsitsipas said. “I should be the one creating. I should be the one just playing my game. I can’t seem to find a way to do that.”

Tsitsipas was also put off by the change of surface, never finding a way to adjust to grass this year.

“I felt very uncomfortable. I changed my technique. I’ve changed my movement accordingly, according to the surface. When I’m playing out there, I don’t really play my game the way I want to play just because the grass just forces you to change,” Tsitsipas said. “You have to stay lower. You have to kind of make these micro changes in your game, the way you serve, because the ball is sliding, the ball is staying low. That’s what I’m really frustrated about. I don’t play my game. I play someone else’s game.”

A reporter asked Tsitsipas at his news conference if he will take some time off now to regroup.

“I’ll discuss it with my team. I don’t know,” Tsitsipas said. “Maybe I don’t deserve a break.

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His Coach Predicted Harris Would Face Federer At Wimbledon

  • Posted: Jul 01, 2019

His Coach Predicted Harris Would Face Federer At Wimbledon

Twelve years ago, South African watched Federer play Safin on Centre Court

Lloyd Harris’s coach can apparently predict the future. Leading into Wimbledon, Anthony Harris (no relation) had been telling the South African that he would be playing Roger Federer – and that was prior to the draw ceremony last Friday.

“My coach has been calling me for the last three weeks, saying, ‘Look you’re going to play Roger first round.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, yeah sure. It’s like one of 128,’” the 22-year-old said in an interview with ATPTour.com.

While the odds were in Harris’s favour, the luck of the draw placed him on line 127 – directly above Federer, the No. 2 seed and eight-time Wimbledon champion.

“[My coach] came to me in the lounge – I was sitting there with my mom – and he was like, ‘I don’t know how this happened, but it came true,’ and we were kind of shocked and surprised and excited at the same time,” said Harris.

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Harris has idolised the Swiss since he was five years old, and in fact, on his first visit to Wimbledon in 2007, he watched Federer play Marat Safin on Centre Court. Federer won 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4) en route to his fifth title at The All England Club.

“I’ve been watching him all my life,” Harris said. “It was one of my best experiences when I was 10 years old… my parents flew me over here to watch some tennis, and my first match I got to see was him and Safin on Centre Court. It was just mind-blowing for me watching these guys go about…

“Now I’m here and I’m going to play against him. It’s just something special for me.”

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Making it even more special when he walks onto Centre Court with his idol is that Tuesday’s match will mark Harris’s main draw debut at Wimbledon.

“It’s hard to describe. It’s an amazing feeling and I’m super excited, especially my first time to play probably the greatest grass player, the greatest tennis player of all-time,” he said. “It’s going to be something electrifying for sure. It’s going to be one of those goosebump moments for the first time in my career where I’m going to go out on the Centre Court.”

Harris broke into the Top 100 earlier this season, and is currently at a career-high No. 86 in the ATP Rankings. Last month, he scored his first Grand Slam victory when he rallied to defeat Czech Lukas Rosol in five sets at Roland Garros.

“I feel ready,” he said. “I’ve been preparing well and I’m looking forward to this opportunity.”

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Wimbledon 2019: Naomi Osaka stunned by Yulia Putintseva in first round

  • Posted: Jul 01, 2019
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Second seed Naomi Osaka has been dumped out of Wimbledon in the first round, losing 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.

Japan’s Osaka, the US and Australian Open champion, has suffered a dip in form in recent months and struggled throughout her match on Centre Court.

She was 3-1 up before she was broken back and edged out in the tie-break.

Osaka was then broken in the fifth and seventh games, before her 38th unforced error gave the world number 39 victory.

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“That’s amazing,” said 24-year-old Putintseva, who also defeated Osaka at the grass-court event in Birmingham in June.

“I had never been on that court – I did a good job out there. I’m very happy now.

“Every match is a battle, but you never know what’s going to happen. I was hoping I would do my best.

“Every year I feel better on grass, although I think clay is my better surface.”

The Kazakh will now face Swiss world number 81 Viktorija Golubic in the second round.

In the build-up to her opening match, Osaka said she had struggled with the “stress and pressure” of being world number one, which she earned by beating Petra Kvitova in Melbourne in January to win her second successive major.

Since that victory, she has only reached one semi-final and also lost her top ranking to French Open winner Ashleigh Barty.

On Monday, aside from the numerous unforced errors, luck also deserted the Japanese player when Putintseva’s mis-hit backhand caught the edge of the line and earned her a break for 3-2 in the second set.

Osaka wasted an opportunity to break back when she fired a straightforward volley wide as her opponent grew in confidence and closed out the set.

She now has two months to put things right before her defence of her US Open title.

‘Osaka has to go back to the drawing board’ – analysis

Tracy Austin, two-time Grand Slam champion on BBC TV

Putintseva had a clear gameplan not to give Osaka any rhythm – nothing was at the same height. Osaka had a chance to get a break back [at 3-2 in the second set], but she looked nervous and was over hitting.

Putintseva stuck with the gameplan and so many players are able to get the set lead but not then able to hold on to it. Osaka has to go back to the drawing board. Everyone was putting her in the mix to win this tournament and she does not look comfortable.

She’s one of the biggest stars in the world but so shy, and when the spotlight is on you it is overwhelming.

John McEnroe, three-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

I don’t think Naomi is very comfortable on grass. You need that intensity and be on it. She just does not look like she’s all there.

She’s distracted. A lot of things have happened and it seems she has lost her confidence, which is amazing from where she was two or three months ago.

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Djokovic Begins Title Defence By Beating Kohlschreiber At Wimbledon

  • Posted: Jul 01, 2019

Djokovic Begins Title Defence By Beating Kohlschreiber At Wimbledon

Serbian maintains perfect record in first round at SW19

Defending champion Novak Djokovic was broken in his first service game of The Championships against German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber. But the Serbian was not deterred, maintaining his undefeated record in the first round at Wimbledon (15-0).

Djokovic, a four-time champion at this major, beat Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 to move into the second round on the London grass. The World No. 1 struck 36 winners to just 19 unforced errors, advancing after two hours and two minutes in his first match with 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic on his team, alongside Marian Vajda.

Kohlschreiber was a tricky first-round opponent for Djokovic, as the 35-year-old defeated the top seed at the BNP Paribas Open earlier this year, and also pushed him to three sets at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. But Djokovic was locked in from the baseline in a match that featured creative rallies moreso than power, extending his FedEx ATP Head2Head series lead against the World No. 57 to 11-2.

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Djokovic did not play a grass-court tournament before arriving at The Championships this year. But that was not a stunner for the Serbian, who did not compete on the surface before Wimbledon ahead of three of his runs to the title here. The 32-year-old’s last event was Roland Garros, where he lost in the semi-finals against two-time finalist Dominic Thiem.

The top seed is in a far different position at the All England Club this season compared to last year. Then, Djokovic was World No. 21, struggling to recover from a right elbow injury. But the Serbian found his best tennis to claim his fourth Wimbledon title.

Djokovic will next face Denis Kudla, who defeated Tunisian Malek Jaziri 6-4, 6-1, 6-3. It will be their first FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting.

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Grass has been Kudla’s best surface, as the American has now won 52.5 per cent of his matches on it. In 2015, he made the fourth round at Wimbledon. But Kudla owns an 0-9 record against opponents placed inside the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings.

Also in Djokovic’s section, Argentine Leonardo Mayer beat former Top 10 player Ernests Gulbis 6-1, 7-6(12), 6-2 in two hours and 17 minutes. Mayer, who advanced to the fourth round at SW19 in 2014, converted on five of the 17 break points he earned against the Latvian.

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Fritz Reaches Career-High, Mover Of The Week

  • Posted: Jul 01, 2019

Fritz Reaches Career-High, Mover Of The Week

ATPTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the ATP Rankings, as of Monday, 1 July 2019

No. 31 (Career-High) Taylor Fritz, +11
More than three years after reaching his first ATP Tour final at 2016 Memphis, Taylor Fritz lifted his maiden tour-level trophy at the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne. The 21-year-old American defeated top seed Guido Pella and British No. 1 Kyle Edmund en route to the championship match, where he overcame countryman Sam Querrey in straight sets. The 6’4″ Californian climbs 11 spots to a career-high No. 31 in the ATP Rankings. Read More

No. 46 (Career-High) Lorenzo Sonego, +29
The 24-year-old entered the Turkish Airlines Open Antalya without a victory on grass, riding a six-match tour-level losing streak that dated back to his last-eight run at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters in April. But Sonego defeated three seeded players to reach his first ATP Tour final, and saved championship point against Miomir Kecmanovic, before claiming his first ATP Tour crown. The Italian soars 29 positions to a career-high No. 46 in the ATP Rankings. Read More

No. 67 (Career-High) Miomir Kecmanovic, +15
The Serbian reached his first tour-level final in Antalya and found himself just one point away from the title against Sonego. Kecmanovic dropped serve once in 48 service games to reach the final, overcoming third seed Jordan Thompson in the last four in a final-set tie-break The 19-year-old rises 15 positions to a career-high No. 67 in the ATP Rankings.

Other Notable Movers
No. 50 Pablo Carreno Busta, +9
No. 58 Mikhail Kukushkin, -11
No. 65 Sam Querrey, +14
No. 83 Hugo Dellien, +10
No. 89 Thomas Fabbiano, +13
No. 91 Damir Dzumhur, -28

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