Compared to previous years, the pandemic has brought about several changes, tennis players will not be able to rent the typical private houses near the tournament, but they will all have to stay in the official hotel. The Entry List of Wimbledon 2021 includes all the top 10 in the world with Roger Federer starting from number 8, just ahead of the blue tennis player Matteo Berrettini.
To decipher the situation relating to the top positions with Novak Djokovic currently ahead of the Russian Daniil Medvedev and with the king of clay and twenty-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal in third position. In the male Entry List, made up of 104 athletes, there are 9 Italians.
Guide Matteo Berrettini to number 9, immediately followed by the young blue talent Jannik Sinner who will be seeded and who for the first time will tread the green fields of Wimbledon. Then there are Lorenzo Sonego and Fabio Fognini, Stefano Travaglia, Salvatore Caruso, Gianluca Mager, Lorenzo Musetti and Andreas Seppi complete the list.
In the women's draw stands out the presence of Serena Williams, among the favorites and with all the fans curious to understand if the American will win the 24th career Grand Slam title, thus reaching the record of Billie Jean King.
In addition also Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep, pay attention on this surface also to Aryna Sabalenka, Karolina Pliskova and the American Jennifer Brady. The clay court season is not over and we could say that its main tournament is missing, which will start next week but the men's and women's Entry List of the 2021 edition of the Wimbledon tournament, the third Slam of the year, has been published in the last few hours.
. There is great anticipation for this tournament, especially this year, given that last year Wimbledon was canceled due to the Pandemic and also because this could be the last time to see Roger Federer at work at Wimbledon.
The Swiss tennis player, on the threshold of 40 years, dreams of the great enterprise, but with the passing of months (and years) this appears increasingly difficult. Compared to Roland Garros it seems that everyone will be there at Wimbledon and we will see the return to the circuit of both Nick Kyrgios (absent in Paris) and the Swiss Stan Wawrinka.
Roger Federer eliminated in Geneva, Serena Williams out in Parma
At the WTA Parma Open 2021, Serena Williams fails to break down the resistance of Katerina Siniakova. The twenty-three-time Grand Slam champion lost with the final score of 6(4) -7 2-6.
Fresh from a relatively good first set, in which she does not even exploit a chance for 6-4, Serena goes completely off. Although she has a flicker in the boot. Siniakova, however, easily recovers the disadvantage break and with a much wider package of solutions (as well as a better physical condition) practically spreads.
The American has time to move the score only in another case: emblematic of the final 7-6 (4) 6-2 that she matures at the threshold of two hours of play. Waiting for the Czech Republic, returning from her fourth career victory against one of the top ten players in the world, will be Anna-Lena Friedsam and Caroline Garcia.
At the ATP Geneva Open 2021, Roger Federer was unable to make it through the second round, after defeating Pablo Andujar in three sets, with the final score of 4-6 6-4 4-6. Twenty-four months after the defeat against Rafael Nadal in Paris, Roger Federer returns to play on clay-courts, but the result does not change against Pablo Andujar.
The Swiss champion, better with the backhand than with the forehand, negative in response, fluctuating with the service available, goes out one step away from the finish line. On 4-2 during the deciding set. Andujar, who doesn't even need to resort to impossible tricks to build a comeback, on the threshold of two hours of play, grabs the victory of life thanks to three intense sets Federer, who had chosen the ATP 250 in Geneva as a test, should try again in Paris.
The conditional, however, is mandatory. In the first set, Federer does what he can. Little, in the vast majority of cases. The very Swiss champion, who does not find good support even from the first serve, is present without too much conviction even in the response rounds.
Andujar, who at the same time interprets the challenge perfectly, condenses the vast majority of the attention of the tenth game.
Federer, while not brilliant, manages to considerably limit the number of unforced errors and above all to acquire a certain awareness from the baseline.
Needless to say, the third game proves once again indigestible for Andujar: good, yes, to cancel the first two break points, not to subvert the fate of the most spectacular exchange of the match in the third case. Called to strengthen the advantage over 4-3, Federer pays a rather gross error with the backhand in the setting phase and above all two excellent responses from the Spaniard.
End. The Swiss champion completely loses the key to the problem, struggling to find support and above all the measures of the field. The finish is a completely necessary side dish. Andujar takes advantage of it in the best way and closes the case on the third useful opportunity. The most prestigious in her career.