Wimbledon: A more complex picture of Nadal than Djokovic in the first round of Serena Williams

And die cast. The Wimbledon (June 27 – July 10) draw, held on Friday, provided some trends. The No. 1, seed, in the absence of Daniil Medvedev, is excluded, Novak Djokovic, the triple champion, will enter the first round in advance without roughing up against South Korean Kwon Sun-woo (No. 75). If nothing is holding his progress, the Serbian could find Spanish block Carlos Alcaraz in the quarter-finals.

In his first Wimbledon tournament since 2019, Nadal is offered Argentina’s Francisco Cerondolo as an easy-to-digest appetizer. On the grass, where he is chasing after his third success since 2010, he may also have to dispense with Felix Auger-Aliassime, with whom he had an uphill battle in five sets, a few weeks ago at Roland-Garros, in the eighth of the final. Italian Matteo Berrettini, who reached the final last year and won in Stuttgart and Queens this month, will be half Nadal in a potential semi-final match.

Alongside local idols, Andy Murray, injured since losing the final in Stuttgart, will battle Australian James Duckworth in the first round. He will likely then have to measure himself against powerful butler John Isner in the second round. In terms of the trio’s slim chances in the championship, after the Gael Monfils deal, there will be a Franco-French duel between Benoit Payer and Quentin Halles in the first round.

Adrian Mannarino has an entry point close at hand with Australian qualifier Max Purcell, while Richard Gasquet has been offered Portuguese Joao Sousa.

Smooth Introduction to Swiatek

Among the women, American Serena Williams, in return for her return to Wimbledon, where she won seven times, inherited the first affordable competition with French Harmony Tan, who ranked 113th in the world. At the age of 40 and after a one-year hiatus since retiring from the same tournament in 2021, Williams received an invitation from the organizers. The former world number one, who is now down from the 1000th position due to her long absence, participated in this week’s grass doubles tournament in Itzbourne, where she spent two rounds with Anas Jabeur, before losing due to an injury to his fellow Tunisian. partner.

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The Williams younger sisters have yet to lose any of their strength and aggressiveness, even if they seem to lack a bit of speed on the go. For Tan, 24, it will be a truly memorable debut in a London park, after the semi-final match in Venice in mid-June. The Polish No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek will face Croatian Jana Witt in the qualifiers. She has in her half-table last year’s finalist Karolina Pliskova (No. 7) who she could meet in the semi-finals, when Australian defending champion Ashleigh Barty retired in March.

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