Matteo Berrettini in the lower half of the 2022 Wimbledon scoreboard, with the prospect – after today’s draw – to challenge Spaniard Rafa Nadal in the eventual semifinal. Jannik Sinner makes his debut against the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka and is in the upper half of the scoreboard manned by Novak Djokovic. The draw defines the main draw of the third Slam of the season will start on Monday 27 June on the grass of the All England Club in London. The Championships this year do not award points valid for the ATP and WTA rankings, after the decision of the British Federation not to admit tennis players from Russia and Belarus. Read also Berrettini, n.11 in the ranking and eighth favorite in seeding, has just returned from triumphs in Stuttgart and at Queen’s: the Roman, undefeated this year on grass and finalist at Wimbledon a year ago, will begin his London adventure against the Chilean Cristian Garin, n.44 of the ranking. The 26-year-old from Santiago, on the draw for the fifth time, last year reached the eighths to the eighths, while Sinner, number 13 in the ranking and 10 in the seeding, is playing Major British only for the second time, where he was defeated last year. debut by the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics. The twenty-year-old blue on his debut finds Waerinka, 37, admitted to the main draw with a wild card. The Swiss, who returned to the tour after almost a year of stop for two foot operations, won both previous ones with the South Tyrolean, played in the first round of the US Open (hard) and in the semifinals in Antwerp (fast indoor) in 2019 In the blue patrol, Lorenzo Sonego – number 27 of the seedeing – makes his debut against the American Denis Kudla, n. 78 Atp, who beat him twice this year, also winning at Queen’s last week. Round of 16 ‘on paper’: (1) Djokovic (Ser) – (15) Opelka (USA); (10) Sinner (Ita) – (5) Alcaraz (Spa); (3) Ruud (Nor) – (16) Carreno Busta (Spa); (9) Norrie (Gbr) – (7) Hurkacz (Pol); (8) Berrettini ( Ita) – (12) Schwartzman (Arg); (13) Shapovalov (Can) – (4) Tsitsipas (Gre); (6) Auger-Aliasime (Can) – (11) Fritz (Usa); (14) Cilic ( Cro) – (2) Nadal (Spa).
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