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Karatsev/Vliegen Spring Mallorca Upset

  • Posted: Jun 21, 2022

Karatsev/Vliegen Spring Mallorca Upset

Mahut/Roger-Vasselin advance in Eastbourne

Aslan Karatsev and Joran Vliegen sprung a surprise in their first tour-level match as a team on Monday at the Mallorca Championships, where they held their nerve in a pair of tie-breaks to edge fourth seeds Andrey Golubev and Maximo Gonzalez 7-6(1), 7-6(6).

Karatsev and Vliegen wrapped up the match with three consecutive points, the first of which fended off a set point for their opponents, to claim the second-set tie-break. Their next opponents at the ATP 250 event in Spain will be Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez or Tallon Girekspoor and Botic van de Zandschulp.

In the other opening-round match played on Monday in Mallorca, Austrian wild card duo Alexander Erler and Lucas Miedler enjoyed a 7-5, 3-6, 10-4 victory against Sebastian Baez and Joao Sousa.

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Mahut/Roger-Vasselin Advance In Eastbourne
At the Rothesay International in Eastbourne, Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin were 6-4, 7-6(8) winners against Top 50 singles stars Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Pedro Martinez. Mahut and Roger-Vasselin are chasing their second title together on grass after their triumph in Newport in 2013.

There was also opening-day success on the English south coast for Maxime Cressy and Ugo Humbert, who overcame Francisco Cerundolo and Tomas Martin Etcheverry 6-3, 4-6, 10-8, while Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Aisam-Ul-Haq-Qureshi downed home wild card pairing Julian Cash and Henry Patten 6-4, 7-6(4).

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Wimbledon 2022: Draws, Dates, History & All You Need To Know

  • Posted: Jun 21, 2022

Wimbledon 2022: Draws, Dates, History & All You Need To Know

All about the Grand Slam tennis tournament in London, United Kingdom

The third Grand Slam event of the season will see the world’s best players compete at Wimbledon, with defending champion Novak Djokovic, two-time titlist Rafael Nadal and 2021 finalist Matteo Berrettini in action.

Here’s what you need to know ahead of the tournament in the UK capital:

When is Wimbledon?

Wimbledon 2022 will be held from 27 June – 10 July. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament, established in 1877, will take place at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, UK. The tournament director is Jamie Baker.

Who is playing at Wimbledon 2022?

Wimbledon will feature two-time champion Nadal, six-time winner Djokovic, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz and Felix Auger-Aliassime.

When is the draw for Wimbledon?

The Wimbledon singles draw will be made on Friday 24 June at 10 a.m.
The Wimbledon doubles draw will be made on Friday 24 June at 12 p.m.

What is the schedule for Wimbledon?

* Qualifying: Monday, 20 June – Thursday, 23 June at 11 a.m.
* Main Draw: Monday, 27 June – Sunday, 5 June, start times TBC.
* Doubles Final: Saturday, 9 July, start time TBC.
* Singles Final: Sunday 10 July, start time TBC.
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What is the prize money for Wimbledon?

The prize money for Wimbledon is £40,350,000.

Winner: £2,000,000
Finalist: £1,050,000
Semi-finalist: £535,000
Quarter-finalist: £310,000
Round of 16: £190,000
Round of 32: £120,000
Round of 64: £78,000
Round of 128: £50,000

DOUBLES (£ per team)
Winner: £540,000
Finalist: £270,000
Semi-finalist: £135,000
Quarter-finalist: £67,000
Round of 16: £33,000
Round of 32: £20,000
Round of 64: £12,500

How can I watch Wimbledon?

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How can I follow Wimbledon?

Hashtag: #Wimbledon
Facebook: Wimbledon
Twitter: @Wimbledon
Instagram: wimbledon

Who won the last edition of Wimbledon in 2021?

Novak Djokovic won the 2021 Wimbledon singles title with a 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory against Matteo Berrettini in the championship match (Read More). Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic lifted the doubles trophy in London with a 6-4, 7-6(5), 2-6, 7-5 triumph against Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos in the final (Read More).

Who holds the Wimbledon record for most titles, oldest champion, youngest champion and more?

Most Titles, Singles: Roger Federer (8)
Most Titles, Doubles: Todd Woodbridge (9)
Oldest Champion: Roger Federer, 35, in 2017
Youngest Champion: Boris Becker, 17, in 1985
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 1 Bjorn Borg in 1980, John McEnroe in 1984, Pete Sampras in 1993-94, 1997-99, Lleyton Hewitt in 2002, Roger Federer in 2004-07, Rafael Nadal in 2010, Novak Djokovic in 2015, 2019, 2021
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 125 Goran Ivanisevic in 2001
Last Home Champion: Andy Murray in 2016
Most Match Wins: Roger Federer (105)

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Sock Leads Americans Through First Round Of Wimbledon Qualifying

  • Posted: Jun 20, 2022

Sock Leads Americans Through First Round Of Wimbledon Qualifying

Kohlschreiber begins final tournament with win

Jack Sock led a group of seven Americans through to the second round of Wimbledon qualifying on Monday at Roehampton.

Sock, who lost a heartbreaker in the ATP Challenger Tour final on Sunday in Ilkley against Zizou Bergs, bounced back for a 6-4, 6-2 victory against Argentine Andrea Collarini.

This is the first time Sock is playing qualifying at the grass-court major since 2013. The 29-year-old is up to No. 102 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, putting him on the verge of returning to the Top 100 for the first time since the week of 29 October 2018.

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Third seed Stefan Kozlov was one of the other six Americans who advanced. Kozlov defeated Frenchman Evan Furness 7-5, 6-3.

Veterans who moved on include German Philipp Kohlschreiber, Italian Andreas Seppi and Moldovan Radu Albot.

Kohlschreiber, the 38-year-old who first competed in the Wimbledon main draw in 2005, eliminated Frenchman Gregoire Barrere 6-2, 6-2. After the match, he announced this will be his final tournament.

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Seppi, who has played the main draw at every edition of The Championships since 2005, ousted Mirza Basic 6-2, 4-6, 6-0. Seventh seed Albot defeated Italian Roberto Marcora 6-1, 6-4.

A group of #NextGenATP players also moved on: Swiss Dominic Stricker, Brazilian Matheus Pucinelli De Almeida, Australian Rinky Hijikata, Briton Arthur Fery, Argentine Thiago Agustin Tirante, Czech Dalibor Svrcina and Croatian Duje Ajdukovic. Ajdukovic earned the upset of the day when he cruised past former Top 10 star Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-3.

Top seed Bernabe Zapata Miralles clawed past Indian Yuki Bhambri 7-5, 6-1. The Spaniard is trying to qualify for Wimbledon for the second consecutive year.

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Ivashka Sets Tsitsipas Clash In Mallorca

  • Posted: Jun 20, 2022

Ivashka Sets Tsitsipas Clash In Mallorca

Bonzi advances to face Shapovalov at ATP 250 event

Ilya Ivashka surged to a comprehensive 6-4, 6-1 victory against Emil Ruusuvuori on Monday to book a second-round meeting with second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Mallorca Championships.

Ivashka’s first-round victory at the ATP 250 event in Spain came on a day when he rose to a career-high No. 40 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. The 28-year-old celebrated with a clinical performance against Ruusuvuori, breaking the Finn’s serve four times in an 88-minute victory to extend his lead in the pair’s ATP Head2Head series to 5-0.

Tsitsipas and Ivashka’s two previous tour-level meetings have both come in 2022. The Greek claimed a straight-sets win on hard in Rotterdam in February and backed that up with a three-set triumph on the clay in Barcelona in April.

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Third seed Denis Shapovalov’s opening opponent in Mallorca was also set on Monday. Benjamin Bonzi advanced to the second round after Chilean qualifier Alejandro Tabilo retired with the Frenchman leading 6-3, 4-2.

It will be a maiden tour-level meeting for Shapovalov and Bonzi at a tournament where both are appearing for the first time.

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