Wimbledon: Schwartzman, Rublev through to second round, Sinner crashes out

Fifth seed Andrey Rublev displayed an incredible comeback victory to beat Federico Delbonis in an outstanding first-round fixture.

Andrey Rublev plays a shot at Wimbledon. (Image: Twitter)

Italian teenage sensation Jannik Sinner was knocked out of the first round in Wimbledon by fellow Italian player Marton Fucsovics. The match was an intensely contested battle between the two as the scoreline at the end of the match read 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 in Fucsovics’ favor. Argentine tennis player Diego Schwartzman, on the other hand, had a comfortable first-round victory over Benoit Paire. The ninth seed took the game in straight sets as the scoreline read 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 at the end of the tie. Meanwhile, fifth seed Andrey Rublev displayed an incredible comeback victory to beat Federico Delbonis in an outstanding first-round fixture. The score at the end of the tie was 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 in the Russian’s favor.


It was a disappointing result for Sinner and a rather shocking one. The teenager seemed to be in a hot run of form heading into Wimbledon. He had a great performance at Roland Garros, where he was eliminated after a loss to the great Rafael Nadal. Sinner had taken the first set but failed to capitalize on his win. Fucsovics scored seven aces while Sinner could only manage to score two. The teenager committed five double faults while his opponent committed eight. Fucsovics had a high win percentage on the first serve at 75% whereas Sinner had 65%. On the second serve, Fucsovics managed 51% while Sinner got 46%. He won nine out of 19 break points while Sinner managed to win six out of 11. Fucsovics also won 15 service games while Sinner won 12.


While Sinner found it incredibly difficult to find his rhythm throughout the match, it was not difficult at all for Diego Schwartzman. The Argentine player won his first-round match in straight sets against Benoit Paire. Surprisingly, Schwartzman did not score a single ace while his opponent scored seven. He also did not commit any double faults whereas Paire committed nine. On the first serve, the ninth seed’s win percentage was 79% whereas it was 59% for Paire. Schwartzman was superior even on the second serve as he secured a win percentage of 68%. Paire could only manage 50% in that instance. The French player only scored one out of two break points whereas his opponent scored six out of 15 and also won 12 service games as opposed to Paire’s six.


Fifth seed Andrey Rublev had a scare at the beginning of his match against Federico Delbonis. However, the Russian player managed to stage an incredible comeback to win the match with relative ease at the end. Rublev scored 11 aces while Delbonis managed seven. He also committed only two double faults as Delbonis committed seven. On the first serve, the Russian player had a win percentage of 79% whereas his opponent managed 64%. Rublev was superior on the second serve as well as he got a 53% win percentage which was just slightly higher than Delbonis’ 51%. The fifth seed also scored six break points and restricted his opponent to just two. He also won 16 service games, five more than Delbonis’ 11.

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