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Without Olympic Games, Zeballos advances at Wimbledon and returns to No. 1 in the world

Without Olympic Games, Zeballos advances at Wimbledon and returns to No. 1 in the world
Without Olympic Games, Zeballos advances at Wimbledon and returns to No. 1 in the world

Horacio Zeballos He made it to the semi-finals of Wimbledon in doubles and will once again be world No. 1.

The Mar del Plata native, who had reached this position for the first time in his career at the beginning of May after the Madrid Masters 1000, won with his partner, the Spaniard Marcel Granollershis match corresponding to the quarter-finals of the third Grand Slam of the season against the Germans Tim Puetz and Kevin Krawietz (8th) by 6-4 and 7-6 (3).

In the semifinals, which will be played this Thursday, Zeballos and Granollers will face Australians Jordan Thompson and Max Purcell (15th), who beat Argentines Máximo González and Andrés Molteni (11th) 6-4, 6-7 (8) and 6-3.

Zeballos is the best Argentine doubles player in history. In this discipline, “Zebolla” won 21 titles, seven of them in the Masters 1000 category.

The big pending issue she has is the Grand Slams, where she has not yet been able to win the crown. Her best performance was at Wimbledon 2021 and 2023 and at the US Open 2019, where she reached the final alongside Granollers.

Controversy over his absence from the Olympic Games

In recent weeks a huge controversy has been generated because the captain of the Argentine tennis team, Guillermo Coriadecided not to take Zeballos to the Olympic Games of Paris 2024.

The absence of the world number one in doubles represents a clear missed opportunity to return from the Olympics with a medal.

Instead, “El Mago” opted to take the singles players Sebastián Báez, Francisco Cerúndolo, Mariano Navone and Tomás Etcheverry, while the representatives in the doubles will be Máximo González and Andrés Molteni.

Tennis at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be played on clay at the same venue as Roland Garros.

The last Argentine to win a medal at the Olympic Games was Juan Martín Del Potro, who won bronze in singles at London 2012 and silver at Rio 2016.

Source: Ambito

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