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Wimbledon qualifiers, half-empty glass for Italtennis on the first day

Today the first tranche of matches valid for the men’s qualifiers was staged a Wimbledon 2022. The balance is not very positive for theItaltennis: of the sixteen Italian players who took to the field during the day, only six gained access to the second round of the cadet draw.

Wimbledon, the blue balance after the first day of qualifying

The blue day of qualifying for the prestigious London tournament opened around 12 with two matches: Lorenzo Justin was clearly beaten by the Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin (6-2 6-1), while Salvatore Caruso he imposed a comeback on the Slovak Filip Horansky (3-6 6-1 6-4).

A little later, it was Andrea’s turn PellegrinoStefano Weather in TravagliaAndra VavasoriFederico Gay e Thomas Fabbiano. The Apulian overtook the Croatian Nino Serdarusic for 6-3 7-5; Steto surrendered to Brazilian Joao Menezes 6-3 6-4; the Turin player got the better of the American Bradley Klahn for 6-7 6-2 6-3; the Emilian ousted Yuichi Sugita 6-4 6-2 and, finally, the pocket book born in ’89 surprisingly lost to the young British Wild Card Arthur Fery (6-4 6-2).

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In the early afternoon, however, the Italian movement has accumulated only disappointments: Franco Agamenone he gave way to the German Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (7-6 6-4); Matteo Arnaud he was defeated by the Portuguese Nuno Borges (6-3 6-7 6-2); Flavio Cobolli he became the protagonist of a sensational thud in the presence of the modest Argentine Nicolas Kicker (6-2 6-1); equally disappointing was the resounding knockout received by Alessandro Giannessi at the hands of Hugo Grenier (6-1 6-1).

Then the eternal Andreas thought about it I knew and Roberto Marcora to snatch a smile from Italtennis. The South Tyrolean evergreen scored a nice victory over Bosnian Mirza Basic (6-2 4-6 6-0). The Varese player, on the other hand, lost, but what is exciting is that today’s one could turn out to be his farewell to professionalism (he participated in the qualifiers thanks to the protected ranking, but had not played for seven months).

The last representatives of the Bel Paese to tread the grass in London for today were Giulio ZeppieriAndrea Arnaboldi and Riccardo goodness. Bad news also from the Zeppo front: the Lazio Next Gen fought but didn’t make it, the German Daniel Masur went there in the second round (7-6 4-6 6-3). As for the Milanese and the Roman, they were opposed in a derby and Bonadio won 4-6 7-6 7-5.

Where to see the Wimbledon qualifiers

The qualifying matches at Wimbledon 2022 are broadcast live on Sky Sports (by subscription).

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