Monday, July 1, 2019

Wawrinka wins first round at Wimbledon

Wawrinka wins first round at Wimbledon
Wawrinka wins first round at Wimbledon

Stan Wawrinka defeated Ruben Bemelmans 6-3 6-2 6-2 in the first round at WImbledon.

Admittedly left-hander Bemelmans, ranked 171, was having a decidedly ordinary day with his forehand misfiring completely but it was a powerful statement by Wawrinka nonetheless.

"I think I did a great preparation. I'm happy the way I've been practicing so far here, I've been playing. Really happy the way I've been feeling physically," he told reporters.

"Today was a great match, a great start. Three sets, so it's good to start like that."

Djokovic off to winning start with Ivanisevic at his side

Djokovic off to winning start with Ivanisevic at his side
Djokovic off to winning start with Ivanisevic at his side

Novak Djokovic got his campaign for a fifth Wimbledon title off to a winning start on Monday with newly-hired coaching team recruit, and 2001 winner, Goran Ivanisevic helping steer the ship.

Djokovic defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-5, 6-3.

But he had to recover from early breaks in both of the first two sets against a player who beat him at Indian Wells this year, as well as a nasty fall on the Centre Court grass.

Karlovic wins Wimbledon opener at 40

Karlovic wins Wimbledon opener at 40
Karlovic wins Wimbledon opener at 40

Ivo Karlovic showed there was still life in his legs at the age of 40 as he came through in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) over Italian Andrea Arnaboldi.

"Yes, definitely, because they can now," said Karlovic when asked would there be other players who would play into their 40s.

"Nowadays everybody does a lot of work off the courts. In the 80s maybe it was not the case.

"Everyone is doing a lot of track and gym work to prolong their careers and are still winning at ages of 38-39. They are never going to stop!"

Zverev and Tsitsipas upset in first round at Wimbledon

Zverev and Tsitsipas upset in first round at Wimbledon
Zverev and Tsitsipas upset in first round at Wimbledon

Sixth-seeded Alexander Zverev and seventh-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas were both eliminated in the first round at Wimbledon.

Zverev lost to Jiri Vesely 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5, while Tsitsipas was beaten by Thomas Fabbiano 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (8), 6-3.

Both players are among the younger generation expected to eventually replace the Big Three of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in men’s tennis.

Gael Monfils retires from match at Wimbledon

Gael Monfils retires from match at Wimbledon
Gael Monfils retires from match at Wimbledon

Gael Monfils had to retire with an injury during the fifth set of his first-round match at Wimbledon.

The 16th-seeded Monfils held a two-set lead against Ugo Humbert but couldn’t close out the win and had to quit with an apparent ankle injury when trailing 3-0 in the fifth.

Humbert, who was making his Wimbledon debut, advanced 6-7 (8), 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 3-0.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Wimbledon 2019 Main Draw

Wimbledon 2019
Wimbledon 2019 Main Draw

(1)Novak Djokovic vs Philipp Kohlschreiber
Denis Kudla vs Malek Jaziri
Ernests Gulbis vs Leonardo Mayer
Hubert Hurkacz vs (32)Dusan Lajovic

(19)Felix Auger-Aliassime vs (PR)Vasek Pospisil
Grigor Dimitrov vs (Q)Corentin Moutet
Lorenzo Sonego vs (Q)Marcel Granollers
Ugo Humbert vs (16)Gael Monfils

(11)Daniil Medvedev vs Paolo Lorenzi
Pablo Carreno Busta vs (Q)Alexei Popyrin
Jeremy Chardy vs Martin Klizan
Bradley Klahn vs (21)David Goffin

(30)Kyle Edmund vs Jaume Munar
(Q)Kamil Majchrzak vs Fernando Verdasco
(Q)Andrea Arnaboldi vs Ivo Karlovic
Thomas Fabbiano vs (7)Stefanos Tsitsipas

(4)Kevin Anderson vs Pierre-Hugues Herbert
(PR)Janko Tipsarevic vs Yoshihito Nishioka
Andreas Seppi vs Nicolas Jarry
Marius Copil vs (26)Guido Pella