Against all odds, the 36-year-old Spanish legend emerged victorious both in Australia and Paris to take his Grand Slam tally to 22.
There have been two Grand Slams so far this season, the Australian Open and the French Open, and both have been won by perhaps the greatest tennis player of all time, Rafael Nadal. Against all odds, the 36-year-old Spanish legend emerged victorious both in Australia and Paris to take his Grand Slam tally to 22, two clear of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. With Wimbledon now in his sights, Nadal will be looking to add the 23rd to his cabinet. Things will not be easy, of course, but the Spaniard has proven time and again how good he is when the odds are stacked against him.
Nadal will face Argentine tennis player Francisco Cerudolo in the first round of The Championships. Cerundolo was ousted in the first round of Roland Garros by Dan Evans. He would then go on to participate in the Cinch Championships and the Eastbourne International. In the former, Cerundolo was eliminated by Ryan Peniston in the round of 16. Things did not get better at Eastbourne as the Argentine had to bid adieu after the first round after losing to Tommy Paul.
Nadal and Cerundolo are scheduled to face each other on Tuesday, June 28 in the first round of the 2022 Championships. The timing of the match has not been decided yet. The Championships is scheduled to begin on June 27 and go on until July 10. There are a number of exciting matches on the second day as the likes of Nadal, Tsitsipas, Auger-Aliassime, Cilic and Schwartzman will be in action.
128 players enter The Championships’ main draw every year, both for the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Singles categories. These players go through a series of elimination matches before only one victor remains. Overall, there are seven rounds in the main draw of Wimbledon. These are the first round, second round, third round, fourth round, quarter-final, semi-final and final.
|First round||June 27-28|
|Second round||June 29-30|
|Third round||July 1-2|
|Fourth round||July 3-4|
|Semi-final||July 7 (Ladies’), July 8 (Gentlemen’s)|
|Final||July 9 (Ladies’), July 10 (Gentlemen’s)|
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