drawTallon Grepes meets an old acquaintance at Wimbledon. Hungarian Marton Fucsovics is his first-round opponent in London. The best tennis player in the Netherlands has already played against him once. It was last year in Ahoy, where the Greek track lost to Fucsovics at the time.
The Greek track, number 31 in the world, ranks 28th at Wimbledon and therefore avoids the best players. In the third round, he could meet Daniil Medvedev. Fucsovics is not an impossible task for the Dutchman, although he has bad memories of his opponent. A year and a half ago, he entered the round of 16 in Rotterdam with 6-4 7-6 (4) down against the Hungarian, the current world number 66.
Gijs Brouwer does his Wimbledon debut against Alexander Zverev. The world number 153 qualified for the tournament through qualifying. He can compete with the top of German tennis, which is currently 21st in the world ranking. Brouwer, 27, has never faced Zverev before.
Botic van de Zandschulp meets Zhang Zhizhen from China, number 54 in the ranking. The 27-year-old tennis player, himself number 42, had a lesser spell after his losing final in Munich in April, in which he suffered a foot injury and was knocked out in the first round of Roland Garros. In London, he reached the fourth round last year. Van de Zandschulp and Zhang have never played against each other before.
The Netherlands have no female participants. Bibiane Schoofs, Lesley Pattinama-Kerkhove, Arianne Hartono and Arantxa Rus failed to qualify.
The first seed Carlos Alcaraz begins his third appearance in the English grand slam tournament against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy. Defending champion Novak Djokovic, number 2 on the calendar, will face Argentinian Pedro Cachin.
Poland’s Iga Swiatek, the first female seed, will face Zhu Lin. The Chinese is number 33 in the WTA rankings. Defending champion Jelena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, seeded third in London, will start against Shelby Rogers of the United States. Number 2 on the seed list, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, will start against Panna Udvardy of Hungary.
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