2022 Wimbledon 1st Week Recap – Men’s
We’re officially in the second week of Wimbledon. The biggest story so far is Nick Kyrgios.
The unseeded Australian has thrilled crowds and maddened officials on his way to the quarterfinals, where he’ll be the favorite to beat Cristian Garin. If indeed he beats Garin, Nadal will be his likely rival in the semifinal followed by Djokovic in the final.
Most of the controversy surrounding Kyrgios took place in the third-round encounter against number four seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. Both players received code violations and fines. Tsitsipas was the worst offender as he hit a ball in frustration into the crowd but luckily did not hit a fan. Kyrgios asked for his default after the incident to no avail.
In the press conference, Tsitsipas called Kyrgios a “bully” and suggested he had an “evil side.” Kyrgios brushed the commentary aside in his press conference and suggested Tsitsipas was “soft” and that he should focus on trying to “beat him” first.
Meanwhile, the two tournament favorites, Djokovic and Nadal, have been cruising without much controversy. The unfortunate news for them is that they will be facing two really tough opponents in the quarterfinals. Nadal will meet Taylor Fritz, the 11th-seeded American who beat him in the final of Indian Wells a few months back. Meanwhile, Djokovic will play super talented, rising youngster, and number ten seed Jannik Sinner.
Last but not least, there’s one British hopeful left in the draw, Cameron Norrie, the eleventh seed. He’s been quietly making his way through the draw and has a great chance to make the semis with a win over former top 10 player David Goffin.
All that being said, expect Nadal vs. Kyrgios and Djokovic vs. Norrie in the semis.
Finally, for those of you fans that have been watching the tennis and are interested in their gear, here’s our quarterfinalists gear page!
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