On his third appearance, the Norwegian won 7-6(1), 7-6(9), 6-2 in a match that was twice halted by rain on Court 12.
On Monday, Casper Ruud battled valiantly to defeat Albert Ramos-Vinolas and secure his 150th tour-level victory, breaking his Wimbledon duck. On his third appearance, the Norwegian won 7-6(1), 7-6(9), 6-2 in a match that was twice halted by rain on Court 12. This was his first victory at the grass-court major. After a close first set, Ruud dominated the tie-break before winning in much more dramatic circumstances at the same point in the second set. He came back from being 2/6 down to win a wild tie-break in which he fended off five set points. As the Norwegian broke twice in the third set, it turned out to be a turning point in the two hours and 44 minutes-long match.
“I sort of should have won the second set before, because I was serving for it twice, and then got broken both times,” said Ruud in his post-match press conference. “It happens fast on grass. Suddenly you’re down 0/30, and then a couple of points here and there, it can happen.” Ugo Humbert, who defeated Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the second round of The Championships, will face Ruud after the Frenchman came from behind to win the match 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Ruud and Humbert are scheduled to face each other on Wednesday, June 29 in the second 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 were a number of exciting matches in the first round as the likes of Djokovic, Alcaraz, Murray, Shapovalov and others were 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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