Wimbledon, Garin takes advantage of Berrettini’s absence and advances
Garin advances effortlessly
Cristian Garin smiles at Wimbledon. The Chilean tennis player, who was scheduled to face in the first-round match Matteo Berrettini, who tested positive for Covid-19, won without too much headache over the Roman’s replacement: the Swede Elias Ymer.
Thus continues the adventure of the South American who, after defeating the Ethiopian-born Scandinavian in three sets (6-3, 7-5, 6-4), will face the Frenchman Hugo Grenier, who in turn got the better of the Swiss Husler at the end of a very tight match that ended in the fifth set.
The historic tournament on London’s grass is now in its 135th year-it is the longest-running of the four Slams. Wimbledon has always been the fixture of the season for many of the tennis players who participate, but in recent years there has been a substantial duopoly in the third Slam of the year: in the last 20 editions, not counting the 2020 one, which was not held because of the Covid-19 pandemic, eight have been won by the Swiss Roger Federer, including five in a row between 2003 and 2007, and six by the Serbian Novak Djokovic, the current defending champion and undefeated since 2018.