Wimbledon 2021 will mean the return of the only Grand Slam that was canceled due to the pandemic. That situation led to a curious fact: players on the ATP circuit who shine, who are protagonists of the big tournaments and never set foot in the All England.
Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image did not enter through the ranking cut of a few weeks ago, as it happened this year in Australia and Roland Garros, but the authorities of the London Grand Slam they opened the door to the current 78 of the world. The 18-year-old Spaniard, compared to Rafael Nadal, has already beaten Casper Ruud (26th in the world at the time) this season.
Alcaraz’s situation is very palpable. They are his first bars on the circuit, although we have heard him -and a lot- these last weeks breaking records. It stands to reason that this is his first appearance at the All England Club. But let’s go a little further, because there will be several debutants on the London lawn that perhaps for some unsuspecting will be a surprise … Of course, the absence of Wimbledon in the 2020 calendar has a lot to do with the pandemic.
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But hey, they are a reality. The truth is that both will make their debut at Wimbledon. Lorenzo Musetti He has yet to play grass-court games on the circuit. And it is not a surprise, really. He exploded at the end of last year despite being already Top 70 and talking a lot about him captivated by his exquisite tennis and a backhand that he falls in love with. But we can not stop marking as striking that Jannik Sinner, Already established among the top 25 in the world and a finalist at the Miami Masters 1000, he will play the main draw at Wimbledon for the first time after his fleeting passage through the 2019 classification.
Sinner won’t be the only Top 25 rookie at the All England Club. Will also do it Aslan Karatsev. The Russian, who moved all the shelves of the circuit with his arrival at Australian Open semi-finals, has presence in the 2014 and 2015 rankings. After passing through the Roehampton pre-stage to the nonstop main draw after six seasons!
We already talked about Alcaraz, but next to him there will be another baptism for a Spaniard: Alexander Davidovich. Without grass action in 2020, of course, Foki played the Wimbledon qualification in 2018 and 2019. And be careful, because in 2017 was champion of the tournament in Juniors without giving up a single set.
There is more? Yes there are more. The American Sebastian korda You can say that before playing at Wimbledon he already had a title on clay and a final on hard. He even already has a victory against a Top 10 on grass, that of Monday in Halle against Roberto Bautista Agut.
We can also add the Finnish Emil ruusuvuori, which already has victories against Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev and last week, in Stuttgart, achieved its first success on the major circuit on grass.
In short, a range of new faces that will step on the All England for the first time. Will there be room for any surprises from them?