Carlos Alcaraz has reached unprecedented rounds in his career in each of the tournaments he has played in 2022, and this Wednesday he will have the opportunity to continue along the same line when he goes out on court No.2 from Wimbledon to face Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor.
The best round for the Spaniard in this event is the second round, which he reached a year ago in his main draw debut in this event and to which he reclassified thanks to his victory on Monday in five sets against the German Jan-Lennard Struff.
If he manages to beat his next rival, No. 53 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, Alcaraz would get the third round in the last major that he lacks, something that would surpass the records of the Big-3, since Rafa Nadal needed eight Grand Slams to reach the third round in each major, while Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer needed nine.
Alcaraz will have needed just seven major main draws to get it. “I don’t feel the pressure because I don’t consider myself one of the favorites to win this tournament,” Alcaraz said after his first-round match.
“Obviously, if I play well, I have [the] level to win the tournament. But there are much more experienced players on the pitch. I don’t feel the pressure.” The 19-year-old from Murcia will be the fifth Hispanic to seek the third round of Wimbledon for the first time this Wednesday, along with the Spaniards Jaume Munar and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, and the Argentine Sebastián Báez and the Chilean Alejandro Tabilo.
Djokovic defeated Kokkinakis in London
20-time Major champion Novak Djokovic pointed out how unvaccinated travelers are not being granted entry into the United States of America. “No unvaccinated people can enter the USA as of this moment,” said the 35-year-old.
“I did hear unofficially that some people got away with it, some people who are not ‘famous’, but I would never even try to go to the USA if it is not allowed. Some people think that I made that mistake in Australia, but it was the contrary in fact – I had the exemption etc, let’s not go over the same story again.”
The Serb went on to reveal that he has been in touch with fellow unvaccinated player Tennys Sandgren, who in recent months has thrown his weight behind Djokovic in every situation. “On a more serious note, I have been texting with Tennys Sandgren a few days ago. I wanted to thank him for the public support he has given me in this situation,” Djokovic said.