Zverev and Tsitsipas lose and clear the way to Djokovic

Zverev, 6th favorite, could not with Vesely (4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and 7-5) and Tsitsipas (7th), against Fabbiano (6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7) (8) and 6-3). Anderson (4th) won by 6-3, 6-4 and 6-2 to Herbert.


Alexander Zverev disappointed again in a Grand Slam and it's already raining wet. For the fourth time in his career, the German is dismissed in the first round of a major, Wimbledon, after having done it before in Australia (2016), Roland Garros ( 2017) and the US Open (2016). Your best result so far is the quarterfinals reached in Paris in 2018 and 2019 and that is how will continue, because Jiri Vesely, a 26 year old Czech and 124th world player with little pedigree, but with outstanding victories in his palmares against Djokovic and Thiem, he won by 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and 7-5 in 2h: 31. Wimbledon is his best big tournament judging by the two times he has reached the eighths (2016 and 2018), a round in which last year stopped him Nadal. Vesely was not daunted by the attacks of Zverev and almost matched his production of winners (46-49) . Now it will be with the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, who eliminated the Bosnian Dzumhur (4-6, 7-6 (8), 2-6, 6-4 and 6-2) .

The road Djokovic's performance in the top of the draw was further cleared with the loss of the number seven seed and semifinalist this year in Australia, Stefanos Tsitsipas, who could not with Thomas Fabbiano (6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (8) and 6-3 in 3h: 23) . Last year, the Greek had won the Italian in London with ease, in three sets. Fabbiano, who was able to win even earlier when he wasted two match points in the fourth-quarter tiebreaker, will face the longest-running in the second round since Ken Rosewall in 1975, the Croatian Ivo Karlovic. Thomas endured the offensive of the Hellene and save eight of the 10 points of break that had his rival, who went up 59 times to the network, where he lost 20 points.

Anderson does not fail

Kevin Anderson returned to the competition last week at Queen's after skipping the dirt season due to an injury suffered during the 1000 Masters of Miami, where he was a quarter-finalist (eliminated by Federer). In his first contact with the grass did not pass the second round, but this Monday debutó in Wimbledon, his Grand Slam number 40, with a clear and solvent triumph before the Frenchman Pierre-Hughes Herbert: 6-3, 6-4 and 6- 2 in 1h: 46. The fourth favorite of the tournament, finalist last year, hit 16 aces and did not lose his service despite his rival had seven chances to break it. In the second round he will face Serbian Janko Tipsarevic, who won the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-2, 5-7 and 6-2) .

Nor did Stan Wawrinka start badly, He was able to beat the Belgian from the previous Ruben Bemelmans, whom he beat by a convincing 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2 to face on Wednesday the American Reilly Opelka, who also swept the German Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (6-3). , 7-6 (4) and 6-1) .

Features and results of the Wimbledon men's tournament.



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