Three blues engaged on Monday 27 June on day 1 of the Wimbledon men’s singles scoreboard, the third Slam of 2022, which starts on the lawns of the All England Club in London. Major British this year does not award points valid for the ATP and WTA rankings (in response to the decision of the British Federation not to admit Russian and Belarusian tennis players to tournaments in Great Britain) but offers a record prize pool: 40,350. 000 pounds. These are Sinner, Fognini and Vavassori, drawn at the top of the board, the one manned by six-time title winner Novak Djokovic. Jannik Sinner, n.13 in the ranking and 10 in the seeding, was drawn in the first round against the Swiss Stan Wawrinka, n.265 ATP, on the draw thanks to a wild card, the sixteenth participation in the only Grand Slam that has never succeeded to win (boasts the quarterfinals in 2014 and 2015). The 20-year-old from Sesto Pusteria, on the other hand, plays Major British only for the second time, where last year he was defeated on his debut by the Hungarian Fucsovics. won both precedents with the South Tyrolean, played in the first round of the Us Open (hard) and in the semifinal in Antwerp (fast indoor) also in 2019. Sinner – who for the season on the lawns has joined coach Simone Vagnozzi a special consultant as Australian Darren Cahill – he finished in the eighth of Alcaraz and in the fourth of Djokovic. The veteran Fabio Fognini, n.62 of the ranking, will make his debut against the Dutch Tallon Griekspoor, n.53 ATP, who beat him rather dryly in January in the first round of the Australian Open on Melbourne hard courts. The 25-year-old from Haarlem plays only the London Major for the second time where he was eliminated on his debut last year. Thirteenth participation in “The Championships”, however, for the 35-year-old from Arma di Taggia who never managed to go beyond the third round, reached six times (the last four consecutive): last year the Ligurian, after beating the Spaniard Ramos Vinolas and the Serbian Djere, succumbed to the Russian Rublev. The first to take the field, however, will be the ” freshman ”Andrea Vavassori, n.255 of the ranking, who will have to contend with the American Frances Tiafoe, n.28 ATP and 23rd seeded, never faced in his career. For the 24-year-old from Hyattsville, Maryland, it is the fifth participation in the London Slam where he reached the third round both in 2018 and last year. The 27-year-old from Turin, for his part, has shown once more that he is not just an excellent doubler and has earned his first participation in the main draw of Wimbledon – also the first ever in a Grand Slam – by overcoming the qualifiers (where “Wave” lined up Klahn, Menezes and Kolar).
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