PAP / EPA / FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / Na zdjęciu: Stefanos Tsitsipas
In his previous performance at Wimbledon, Stefanos Tsitsipas was eliminated in the first round, which – as he admits – disappointed him. Before the start of this year, he insisted he had more experience, but the problem for him was the lack of a playground on the grass. And he called from the wolf forest. As with two years ago, he said goodbye to the championship after the opening match. On Monday, he lost to Frances Diafo 4: 6, 4: 6, 3: 6.
The flaws in Sitsipas’ practice on the grass court were evident at the start of the match, when he lost his pass. And then it doesn’t get any better. The Greeks were unsure about his game and made several mistakes. Diafo, on the other hand, realized his opportunity. He was spontaneous, and sometimes he built insane actions, but most importantly, useful actions. And, as a result, he left the field as a winner.
By defeating ATP Sitsipas, currently in fourth place, Diafo achieved the biggest success of his career. – This is one of the best performances of my career. I played better from the beginning. I live for moments like this, to play better and in front of the fans, he said in an interview with the American BBC, who scored seven aces, four breakouts and 43 finishers in 122 minutes.
Watch the video: Road to Tokyo: Masachovsky and Vodorsky
Current title Novak Djokovic will face Kevin Anderson in the second round. It will be the remake of the 2018 Wimbledon final where the Serbs win. On Monday, Afrikaner defeated Marcello Barrios, a qualified defender of Kamil Majjarsak, 6: 7 (4), 6: 4, 7: 6 (4).
In the beginning Andrei Rublev had unexpected problems. The Russian lost the first set of the match against Federico Delphine at number five, but he caught the right rhythm and finally beat Argentina 4: 6, 6: 4, 6: 1, 6: 2.
Eighth-seeded Roberto Batista served three aces, hitting five breaks and, after more than three hours of fighting, won 6-2, 3: 6, 6: 3, 7: 6 (4) with John Millman. In the second round, he will face Myomir Kekmanovic, who turned out to be better than the last Wimbledon semifinalist Fakundo Bognis.
Janick Sinner made a failed debut at Wimbledon. The 19-year-old, the youngest tennis player in the first “30” ATP rankings, lost to Morton Buzovic in four games. The Hungarian will fight Jiri Veseli for promotion to the 1/16 final. The Czech defeated Yanik Hanfman.
Denise Goodla became the first tennis player to win 0-2 sets at Wimbledon 2021. The U.S. qualifier defeated Alejandro Davydovic of “30” in 5: 7, 4: 6, 7: 6 (4), 6: 3, 6: 3, and will face Andreas Seppi in the 1/32 final. The Italian overthrew Joao Sosa.
Championship, Wimbledon (UK)
Grand Slam, Bull Court, 35 35 million prize pool
June 28 Monday
Singles first round:
Andrei Rublev (Russia, 5) BT Federico Delphinis (Argentina) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2
Roberto Batista (Spain, 8) P.J. John Millman (Australia) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)
Francis Diafo (USA) – Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece, 3) 6: 4, 6: 4, 6: 3
Morton Fussoviks (Hungary) PD Janick Sinner (Italy, 19) 5: 7 6-3 7-5 6-3
Denis Gutla (USA, K) B Alejandro Davydovich (Spain, 30) 5: 7, 4: 6, 7: 6 (4), 6: 3, 6: 3
Andreas Seppi (Italy) P.D. Joao Sousa (Portugal) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2
Jiri Wesley (Czech Republic) B.D. Yannick Hoffmann (Germany) 6-1 7-5 7-6 (5)
Miomir Kekmanovic (Serbia) PD Fasundo Bognis (Argentina) 6-4-3-6-6-3-7-6 (1)
Kevin Anderson (RBA) – Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera (Chile, K) 6: 7 (4), 6: 4, 6: 4, 7: 6 (4)
Men’s competition plan and results
Report the errorWP SportoweFakty
United Kingdom London Tennis Grand Slam IDF ATP Andreas Seppi Novak Djokovic Wimbledon Kevin Anderson Federico Delphine Morton Fusovix