Rain Slashes Schedule On Day 1 Of Wimbledon Qualifying
Showers have forced most first-round qualifying matches to Tuesday
Rain caused havoc on Day 1 of qualifying on Monday at Wimbledon, washing out play entirely on nine of 16 courts. Only 16 first-round matches were completed, with #NextGen star Quentin Halys of France among the winners.
Halys made his Wimbledon debut a memorable one won by defeating Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile, 6-0, 6-1. The 19-year-old has cut his ranking in half since last June, currently sitting at a career-high Emirates ATP Ranking of No. 142. Next up for him is Zhe Li of China, who defeated Dmitry Popko of Kazakhstan.
The upset of the day went to British wildcard Daniel Cox, who scored a convincing win over No. 16 seed Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands, 6-1, 6-2. Injuries have limited the World No. 554 in the Emirates ATP Rankings to just six tournaments since last September. Cox will now play Dennis Novak of Austria, who defeated Ze Zhang of China in his first-round match.
All remaining first-round qualifying singles matches will be completed on Tuesday. Among those on the schedule include a slew of #NextGen stars, including top seed Karen Khachanov of Russia, American Frances Tiafoe and Andrey Rublev of Russia.