Wimbledon 2017: Unseeded David Ferrer reaches second round

first_imgDavid Ferrer found himself in an unusual position before his first-round match at Wimbledon, and in a more usual position after it.The two-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist is unseeded at the All England Club, the first time since 2005 he has been in that position at a Grand Slam tournament.But he still managed to reach the second round at Wimbledon for the 13th time in 14 attempts, beating 22nd-seeded Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.Ferrer reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2012 and ’13. He has reached the final at the French Open and the semifinals at the other two major tournaments in his career.FIRST IN 35 YEARS AT WIMBLEDONAlexander and Mischa Zverev are the first seeded brothers to reach the second round in singles at Wimbledon in 35 years, according to the ITF.The German brothers both won their opening matches at the All England Club on Tuesday. Tenth-seeded Alexander beat Evgeny Donskoy 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-3, while 27th-seeded Mischa defeated Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.Alexander Zverev (Photo Credit: AP)The last seeded brothers to get through the first round were Gene and Sandy Mayer. The American brothers reached the third round in 1982.On the women’s side, Serena and Venus Williams did it last year, both reaching the semifinals.last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *