Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios had major problems in the first round matches of the 2022 Grand Prix Wimbledon played on grass. Feliciano Lopez achieved a historic feat, then easily lost to Boutique Van de Zandschulp.

Marcin Mutica

Rafael Nadal

PAP / EPA / ANDY RAIN / Pictured: Rafael Nadal

After the victory at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal succumbed to an innovative method of treating his injured foot, thus joining Wimbledon. “I am very happy with what happened,” he said. He passed his first health test after surgery on Tuesday. It turned out to be a requirement. The Spaniard needed three hours and 34 minutes to beat Francisco Cerondolo 6:4, 6:3, 6:4 and advance to the second round of the tournament.

At first, the match went according to Nadal’s plan. The match was tied, but the Spaniard scored the most important points and led 2-0 in sets. In the third match, Cerundolo unexpectedly turns out to be the winner. In turn, in the fourth installment, Majorkan showed a great finish and from 2:4 scored four finals.

However, whoever won the Australian Open and Roland Garros, could become the first tennis player since 1969 and this feat of Rod Laver to win the Classic Grand Slam, which means that he will win all the tournaments of this classification in one year. His next challenger on the path to that feat will be Ricardas Berankis, who defeated Sam Querrey on Thursday.

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One of the candidates for the dark horse title for this event, Nick Kyrgios, also has a very difficult ride. The Australian competed with wild card holder Paul Jobe and needed five sets and over three hours of playing to win. In the second round, he will face the 27-year-old from Canbery Filip Krajinovic, who is ranked “25th”, who also beat Jerry Leschka after the decisive match.

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Feliciano Lopez became the first tennis player to play at least 20 times in any Grand Slam tournament. But this year’s Wimbledon participation will not be fondly remembered, as he was eliminated in the first round with Boutique Van de Zandschulp. Ranked as number 21, he will face Dutchman Emile Rossovoori in the 1/32 finals. Finn eliminated Yoshihito Nishioka.

Holger Ron, the quarter-finalist at Roland Garros, was also knocked out after the first game. The Dane with the mark of “24” did not even score a set in the duel with Marcus Geron. The next challenger to the American will be Alex Mulcan. He defeated the Slovak 4:6, 6:4, 6:4, 6:1 Pedro Martinez.

Facing the Veterans, 36-year-old Richard Gasquet won with 33-year-old Joao Sousa in five sets. In the second round, the French will face Mackenzie MacDonald. The American beat Nuno Borges 6:4, 6:4, 7:6 (3) from a “lucky loser” in the playoffs.

Christian Garin won 6:3, 7:5, 6:4. Lucky loser Elias Ymir and in the second round will face the “lucky loser” Hugo Grenier. Benjamin Ponzi has also dealt with last-minute player Zdenek Kollar, and his next opponent will be the 29th Jenson Brosby.

The British also had reason to be satisfied. Jack Draper turned out to be better than Zizou Bergs and in the second round he will play Alex de Minaur, the championship “19”. On the other hand, the Apprentice who appeared thanks to the wild card Aleister Gray, found a way to deal with Chuna Hsien Tseng.

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In the qualifying match, Jack Sock beat Barnaby Zapata 7:6 (6), 6:4, 6:4. Jordan Thompson, who turned out to be better than another Spaniard, Roberto Karballes, also advanced to the 1/32 final.

Wimbledon, London (UK)
Grand Slam grass field total prize money 40.35 million pounds
Tuesday 28th June

Individual first round:

Rafael Nadal (Spain 2) beat Francisco Cerondolo (Argentina) 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Botic van de Zandschulp (Netherlands, 21) beat Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.
Filip Krajinovic (Serbia, 26) – Jiri Lehika (Czech Republic) 5:7, 6:4, 6:7 (5), 7:6 (5), 6:4
Marcus Geron (USA) beat Holger Ron (Denmark, 24), 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
Alex Mulcan (Slovakia) beat Pedro Martinez (Spain) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
Jordan Thompson (Australia) beat Roberto Karpeles (Spain) 6-4, 6-1, 6-1
Richard Gasquet (France) beat Joao Sousa (Portugal) 7-6 (7) 6-2 4-6 4-6 6-3
Ricardas Berankis (Lithuania) beat Sam Querrey (US) 6-4, 7-5, 6-3
Emil Rossovoori (Finland) defeated Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan) 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
Benjamin Ponzi (France) – Zdenek Kolar (Czech Republic, L.L.) 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
Christian Garin (Chile) beat Elias Ymir (Sweden) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
Mackenzie McDonald (USA) beat Nuno Borges (Portugal LP) 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3).
Nick Kyrgios (Australia) B. Paul Job (UK, WC) 3:6, 6:1, 7:5, 6:7 (3), 7:5
Jack Draper (UK) beat Zizou Bergs (Belgium, World Cup) 6-4 6-4 7-6 (4)
Jack Sock (US, Q) b Bernabé Zapata Mirales (ES, s) 7-6 (6) 6-4 6-4
Aleister Gray (UK, WC) beat Chun Hsien Tseng (Taiwan) 6-3 6-3 7-6 (3).

Men’s Championship Program and Results

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