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Tennis: Altmaier misses third round at Wimbledon

Tennis: Altmaier misses third round at Wimbledon
Tennis: Altmaier misses third round at Wimbledon

The German field of participants in Wimbledon continues to shrink. Daniel Altmaier cannot take advantage of his chance.

Tennis pro Daniel Altmaier was knocked out in the second round of Wimbledon after his second consecutive five-set match. The 25-year-old from Kempen was not rewarded for his comeback and lost his appearance, which had been postponed the day before, against Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who is the same age, 6:7 (3:7), 3:6, 6:1, 7:6 (7:3), 4:6. This means that the grass tournament is over for four of the six German tennis men in singles.

On Wednesday, the second-round encounter with the Canadian 2021 Wimbledon semi-finalist was postponed until the next day due to the rainy weather typical for Wimbledon. In the sunshine, the German, who has little experience on grass, only really got going from the third round onwards. He certainly had a chance from the start, as Shapovalov also did not seem stable.

Things go better after a toilet break

After losing the second set, Altmaier disappeared from the court, but then he played more offensively. He called the physiotherapist twice, who treated his adductor area. But he was not suffering from any major problems. Altmaier equalized after sets against the fickle Canadian. Instead of using the momentum to his advantage, he lost his first service game, which was a decisive loss.

In the opening match, Altmaier slipped against the British outsider Arthur Fery and subsequently reported muscular problems. With his five-set victory in the first round, he reached the second round of the Grand Slam tournament on grass for the first time.

So far, Jan-Lennard Struff from the Sauerland region has made it to the third round of the German men’s tournament and will play against Daniil Medvedev from Russia for a place in the round of 16. Alexander Zverev’s second round match is scheduled for this Thursday evening. Of the six German men in the main draw, Dominik Koepfer had to withdraw due to injury shortly after the draw.

Source: Stern

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