Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic advanced to the 3rd round, Casper Ruud unexpectedly out

Following a challenging victory in the first round, Novak Djokovic had little trouble defeating Kokkinakis with a final score of 3-0 to go to the third round.
Novak Djokovic

When facing the incredibly underestimated Thanasi Kokkinakis, Novak Djokovic virtually eliminated his opponent’s chances of scoring. In the first serve game, the Serbian player correctly predicted the break of his rival. Djokovic then received another break to quickly win this set 6-1 and temporarily grab the lead. 

Thanasi Kokkinakis displayed excellent serve power in the second set, although the Australian player only managed to win three more games than in the opening game. Because Djokovic maintains his command in the match even after becoming accustomed to the opponent’s serving style. The tournament’s defending champion managed just one break in this set, but it was enough for Djokovic to prevail 6-4.

Similar to set 1, set 3 features a situation where Djokovic breaks Kokkinakis’ serve game swiftly. He subsequently received a second break, won this set 6-2 and the match 3-0 overall, and easily went to Wimbledon’s third round.

Casper Ruud demonstrated that he did not appear to have a strong preference in the Grand Slam tournament in England, despite being classified as the third seed in the competition.

Casper Ruud, a tennis player from Norway, has had a strong clay court season, only falling to Rafael Nadal in the French Open final. But Casper Ruud showed that he wasn’t meant to compete in Grand Slam events on grass. Tennis player Casper Ruud will compete at Wimbledon 2022 for the third time at the All England Club.

But this year’s first-round triumph over Ramos-Vinolas marked Casper Ruud’s first Grand Slam victory on English grass. And when he advanced to the second round, Casper Ruud was unable to overcome his French opponent Ugo Humbert. The first 6-3 sets were won by the Norwegian third seed. But in the upcoming developments, Ugo Humbert is the superior player.

The French tennis player went on to win the next three sets in a row, 6-2, 7-5, and 6-4. Ugo Humbert, therefore, finished off a 3-1 victory upstream and secured a spot in the third round.

The ninth seed Cameron Norrie, who had to play a 5-set match against Jaume Munar in the second round, also had several challenges. The tennis hopes of the host team allowed the opposition to lead 2-1. Norrie won the match with a score of 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-0, and 6-2 after 2 hours and 13 minutes because of his efforts in the final two sets, qualifying him for the next round, where he’ll face No. 93 in the world, Steve Johnson.

Tenth seed Jannik Sinner needed less effort to overcome adversary Mikael Ymer of Sweden in four sets, with a score of 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, and 6-2, to advance to the third round.

On the other hand, when considerably better-rated players were ousted from the Wimbledon women’s singles competition, including Emma Raducanu, the national hope of the host nation, there were many unexpected results. Since winning the US Open the previous year, she has not demonstrated any signs of improvement.

Emma Raducanu, the tournament’s ninth seed, and hostess lost to Caroline Garcia, a significantly less talented opponent. Even the British tennis star struggled against Garcia and failed to claim a set victory. Caroline Garcia shocked the field by winning 2-0 with the identical score of 6-3 after only 86 minutes of play to advance to the third round.

Caroline Garcia

After the defeat, Raducanu admitted: “I don’t feel any pressure. Why is there pressure there? I’m only 19 and this sounds funny. A Grand Slam was mine. Everything is learning to me.

When her opponent broke the serve in game 2, Emma Raducanu had a rough start. However, her opponent recovered the break in game 3. The opponent subsequently comfortably broke the break in game 6, and Raducanu finished the match with a ratio of 3-6.

In the second set, she had a chance to break in the second game, but she was unable to seize the opportunity. In game 5, her French rival broke her serve, but she recovered it in game 6. The first set ended with a score of 6. -3 as the opponent then continued to break in games 7 and 9.

The global ranking for Caroline Garcia is number 55 right now. She arrived in Germany pretty late, yet a few days ago she won the Bad Homburg Open. Caroline Garcia fought aggressively and fiercely against Raducanu, consistently going high and forcing the opponent into backhands.

For this match, I worked hard to prepare, Garcia remarked. “Emma is a formidable foe and has the advantage of playing at home. In important tournaments, she demonstrated her ability to perform well. It’s appropriate for her supporters to applaud.

Greet Minnen, an unseeded Belgian, shocked everyone by defeating Garbine Muguruza, the ninth seed, in just two sets to move on to the third round. Greet Minnen easily won the second set, 6-0, after taking the first by a score of 6-to-4.

The biggest shock was that Jule Niemeier, the 97th-ranked player in the world, defeated Anett Kontaveit, the tournament’s second seed, in only two sets, with scores of 4-6 and 0-6. After being infected with Covid-19, Kontaveit has only recently made a comeback to the game, and it appears that the Estonian player is still not in the best shape, which led to an unexpected loss in this second round.

Moreover, Serena Williams competed in the women’s singles match at the 2022 Wimbledon tennis tournament on June 29, 2022, after taking a lengthy vacation from the sport to cure injuries and maintain her mental health. The American tennis player has a lot of riding on her as she takes the court in the oldest tennis competition in the world, where she has won the title seven times. 

Serena Williams shocked everyone, however, when she decided to hang up her racket before Harmony Tan with a score of 1-2 after more than 3 hours of play. Because this is only Harmony Tan’s first appearance at an official Wimbledon match, the name may sound foreign to tennis fans.