Kacper Żuk was the only Pole to compete in a three-stage qualifier for the 2022 Grand Slam Wimbledon on Monday. Our representative only played one match on grass in Roehampton.
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On Monday afternoon, Kacper Żuk (ATP 276) and Marc-Andrea Huesler (ATP 104) met on the field in Roehampton. The Pole was the last to reach the elimination category Wimbledon 2022. The Swiss finished sixth and was the favorite in the match. Unlike Nowy Dwór, he has played a few matches on turf this year, bringing him close to making his debut in the ATP Top 100.
The ladybug was no surprise. Left-handed Helwet showed that he feels good on this surface. In the first set, Huesler scored a break in the second half. Then he decided to go to the net a few times after playing the chip and make the pole make a mistake. Our representative could make up for the break in the fifth game, but the Swiss defended the serve. After 25 minutes, he was the one who finished the first copy with the score 6:3 with the second ball.
At the start of the third match of the second match, there was a painful situation that affected Huesler’s behavior. When trying to play the ball, the Swiss slipped on the grass and fell onto the field. After the medical break, he resumed the match, but it was clear that he had pain in his knee. uk scored three break points in the sixth game but his opponent saved himself by serving. In the end, the tiebreaker decided the fate of this part of the game.
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The thirteenth jewel was brilliantly played by the Swiss favorite. The first ball brought him a small break. Huesler’s lead quickly grew to five points. uk frustrated, who, among other things, made a double mistake. After switching sides, Helwet already had four match balls. The first time he sent the winning return from a backhand and finished the match for 75 minutes with the score 6:3, 7:6 (2).
The United Kingdom again failed to qualify for the Grand Slam competition. The victorious Huesler still had a chance to do so for the first time. In the second round, his opponent on Wednesday will be Slovakian Andrei Martin (ATP 187), who beat compatriot Lucas Laka 6:2, 6:1. To reach the main category at Wimbledon 2022, you must win three matches.
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