July 1, 2022

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Feliciano Lopez will play for Wimbledon and equalize with Federer

Feliciano Lopez will play for Wimbledon and equalize with Federer

Feliciano Lopez will play the next Wimbledon Championships and will match Roger Federer’s 81 Grand Slam entries. also, He will become the first player in history with 20 matches in the four matches Main.

Dominic Tim’s absencewho preferred to continue searching for rhythm on brick dust rather than play a tournament in which he has not won a match since 2017, allowed Feliciano Lopez to enter the final draw, who this week lost in the Queen’s qualifiers.

The Spaniard dropped to 212th place in the standings, but He will be able to play in Wimbledon for the 20th time in his career. Double Champion in Queens (2017 and 2019) reached the quarter-finals of the third Grand Slam of the season three times, his best result there in 2005, 2008 and 2011.

With this participation, Feliciano will add 81 Grand Slam appearances, just like FEderer, who has not played at Wimbledon since last year. The next most active tennis players at the Grand Slams are Fernando Verdasco (69), Philipp Kohlschreiber (68), Italy’s Andreas Seppi and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (68).

In the last Roland Garros, Feliciano broke his streak of consecutive Grand Slam participations, a mark he left off at 79, With tournaments held between 2002 and 2022. No one has chained more “major tournaments” in history than him.

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