Wimbledon, the black sheep for the Argentines


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Wimbledon, the black sheep for the Argentines

Argentina is one of those countries that is characterized by bringing out great tennis players: Juan Martín del Potro, David Nalbandian, Guillermo Coria, Diego Schwartzman, Gastón Gaudio, among many others, are some of the names that saw (and see) action during this century.

First, with the so famous Legión and then with Del Potro and company, with a Davis Cup in between. However, this country, historically, cannot get strong at Wimbledon: counting the 20 editions in which the All England was played from 2000 onwards, only 12 times there was an Argentine in the second week.

Such is so this was the only Grand Slam that the great Guillermo Vilas could not win (twice champion in Australia, once at Roland Garros and once at the US Open). Willy was only able to reach the quarterfinals twice.

Delpo He reached the round of 16 twice, once to the quarterfinals and once to the semifinal. Nalbandian, meanwhile, managed to get into the fourth round once, another among the top eight and on the final in 2002 (lost vs. Hewitt).

Paola Suarez made history in 2004, when he was able to reach the quarterfinals. What’s more, Guillermo Cañas, Guillermo Coria Y Leo Mayer they also got into the second week. Finally, in 2019, Guido pella he competed until the quarterfinals.

Gabriela Sabatini, meanwhile, broke a streak in 1981: it was the first time that someone from that country managed to play the definition of Wimbledon, when he fell in front of Steffi Graf, number one at that time.


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