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Who Could Capitalise On An Open Wimbledon Draw?

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Gilles Muller (zimbio)

Wimbledon is a couple of weeks away and the Men’s and Women’s draws could be wide open, so who could capitalise on this scenario occurring? Let’s look at some of the contenders…

 

Gilles Muller

The rejuvenated big server from Luxembourg has had an amazing 12 months as he has bagged two title in Sydney, Australia and more recently on the grass courts of Holland. He has improved his game massively and has gained a sense of tactical awareness. His big game could prove deadly at Wimbledon and should an open draw occur he could be a contender to lift his first grand slam title. The question can his belief and mental confidence extend as far as the second week of a grand slam? Only time will tell…

Eugenie Bouchard

The talented Canadian has struggled since her first grand slam final at Wimbledon in 2014 when she lost to Petra Kvitova in straight sets. However the world number 56 should not be overlooked as she can come out with unexpected results at times. Her win against Johanna Konta at last year’s event proved this and she can become a dark horse for the title with her influential power game. The question remains can she really beat the top players consistently over two weeks to garb her maiden major. If she wants to achieve this she needs to be more consistent with her results, but she is an outside contender to capitalise on an open Wimbledon draw.

Here is what Bouchard is capable of:

Feliciano Lopez

Feliciano Lopez (zimbio)

The Spanish veteran hasn’t had the best season in the world in Singles or in Doubles with his partner Marc Lopez. However this is the time of the year where Lopez rises to the occasion unlike most Spaniards, the former Wimbledon quarter-finalist has had a brilliant grass court season so far with a final in Stuttgart and at least a last four place guaranteed in London. This serve and volleyer would benefit from an open Wimbledon draw and could be dangerous in the second week if push comes to shove.

Lucie Safarova

Lucie Safarova (zimbio)

The former grand slam finalist may not be the first player on your mind when thinking of dark horses at Wimbledon, however this Czech Republican could benefit from an open Wimbledon draw. She will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova in the Czech Republic’s female charge in London. She is a former grand slam finalist, so knows what it takes in the latter stages of a major. Semi-Finals in Nottingham and Birmingham will definitely boost her confidence and who knows she may go the distance.

 

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Anastasya Pavlyuchenkova splits with coach Sam Sumyk after seven months

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Sam Sumyk will no longer coach Anastasya Pavlyuchenkova. The Russian player got off to a good start to her 2020 season under the guidance of the French coach reached the quarter finals before losing to eventual finalist Garbine Muguruza at the Australian Open but she has split from the French coach after seven months. Sumyk has confirmed the news to the French tennis website We love tennis. Earlier this yera Pavlyuchenkova won 19 of her 27 matches and reached the final in Moscow in the seven months under the guidance of Sumyk.

 

Pavlyuchenkova won two Junior Grand Slam titles and became the Junior world number 1 at the age of 14 in 2006. She reached her career-high of world number 13 in July 2011. The Russian player has won 12 singles titles and 5 doubles titles. She also reached six quarter finals at Grand Slam level at the 2011 French Open, at the 2011 US Open, at Wimbledon 2016 and at the Australian Open in 2017, 2019 and 2020.

Sumik had previously coached two-time Australian champion Victoria Azarenka, former Wimbledon and Roland Garros champion Garbine Muguruza, former world number 2 Vera Zvonareva and 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard.

Under the guidane of Sumik Azarenka won her first Grand Slam title in 2012. The Belarusian player defended her title in Melbourne and climbed to the world number on eone year later.

The 53-year-old coach helped Muguruza clinch her maiden Grand Slam title at 2016 Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2017.

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Jannik Sinner sets Pizza Challenge to raise funds against Covid-19

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Last year’s Next Gen Finals champion Jannik Sinner set Pizza Challenge to raise funds against Covid-19.

 

The Italian player announced the news that he will donate 10 Euros alongside Starwing Sports for every photo of a pizza that resembles himself or any past or present Italian figure to raise funds for medical supplies in Italy during the coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to help fight the spread of the virus.

Sinner is currently training in Monte-Carlo during the break due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last February Sinner reached his first ATP 500 quarter final in Rotterdam after scoring the biggest win of his career against world number 10 David Goffin. He earned his first Grand Slam main draw win of career against Max Purcell at the Australian Open.

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Novak Djokovic agrees with the decision to postpone the Olympic Games

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This year’s Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic agrees with the decision of the International Olympic Committee and Japan’s authorities to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games until 2021.

 

The decision of postponing the Olympics was announced on 24th March through a joint statement made by the President of the International Olympic Thomas Bach and the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

Djokovic, who had prepared a pair of shoes inscribed with the words “Tokyo 2020”, thinks that the health of the people around the world is much more important.

“I am sad that the Olympic Games are postponed, but I am sure that it’s the right decision for the health of everyone involved. Let’s look forward to Tokyo 2021. Although the situation looks horrible in some parts of the world, I think that humanity in some parts of the world, Novak Djokovic thinks that humanity with get through it and can profit from it”, said Djokovic.

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