Single’s men to watch at Wimbledon 2017 plus updates

Singles Men To watch at wimbledon 2017 images

Wimbledon 2017 kicked off on Monday under a chilly cloudy sky, and top-seeded Andy Murray faces off against Alexander Bublik on Centre Court.

Thus far, Madison Keys won her opening match against Nao Hibino 6-4, 6-2.

Nick Kyrgios retired after his first round match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert after trailing 6-3, 6-4. He called his trainer to work on his hip, but shortly after stopped the match.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Cameron Norri 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

isaac frost suspended from tennis

The Tennis Integrity Unit has provisionally suspended Australian tennis player Isaac Frost with immediate effect.

It says the suspension “will remain in place until the conclusion of Tennis Integrity Unit investigations into alleged breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program.”

The statement on Sunday added: “During this period Mr. Frost, most recently ranked 1498, is excluded from competing in, or attending, any tournament or event organized or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis.”

It gave no further details.

The 28-year-old Frost was previously sanctioned under the sport’s anti-corruption program for not co-operating with a TIU investigation. He was suspended from October 2013 to September 2014.

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Below are all the stats on the men to watch at Wimbledon 2017.

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Seeded: 1

Ranked: 1

Age: 30

Country: Britain

2017 Match Record: 21-9

2017 Singles Titles: 1

Career Singles Titles: 45

Major Titles: 3 – Wimbledon (’13, ’16), U.S. Open (’12)

Last 5 Wimbledons: ’16-Won Championship, ’15-Lost in Semifinals, ’14-QF, ’13-W, ’12-Runner-Up

Aces: After run to French Open semifinals, lost opener at Queen’s Club grass-court tuneup, then withdrew from exhibition matches in England, citing a sore left hip. … Made at least QFs in each of last nine appearances at All England Club.

Topspin: Murray’s comfort level, and crowd support, at Wimbledon are both so strong that he can’t be ruled out as a serious title contender.

wimbledon 2017 what to watch federer vs nadal images


Seeded: 2

Ranked: 4

Age: 30

Country: Serbia

2017 Match Record: 28-7

2017 Singles Titles: 2

Career Singles Titles: 68

Major Titles: 12 – French Open (’16), Australian Open (’08, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’15, ’16), Wimbledon (’11, ’14, ’15), U.S. Open (’11, ’15)

Last 5 Wimbledons: ’16-3rd, ’15-W, ’14-W, ’13-RU, ’12-SF

Aces: After losing in French Open quarterfinals, entered grass-court tuneup for first time since 2010 – and won title at Eastbourne on Saturday. … Since 2016 French Open made him first man since Rod Laver in 1969 with four consecutive major championships, failed to defend any of those titles.

Topspin: Djokovic’s once-impervious aura has disappeared. Will unusual part-time coaching arrangement with Andre Agassi pay more dividends in London than it did in Paris? Djokovic also has added former player Mario Ancic to his team.

roger federer fingering rafael nadal wimbledon 2017


Seeded: 3

Ranked: 5

Age: 35

Country: Switzerland

2017 Match Record: 24-2

2017 Singles Titles: 4

Career Singles Titles: 92

Major Titles: 18 – Wimbledon (’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’09, ’12), U.S. Open (’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08), Australian Open (’04, ’06, ’07, ’10, ’17), French Open (’09)

Last 5 Wimbledons: ’16-SF, ’15-RU, ’14-RU, ’13-2nd, ’12-W

Aces: After skipping clay-court season, then losing first match on grass, looked back at his best in winning title at Halle, Germany. … Seeks record-breaking eighth Wimbledon men’s title.

Topspin: Simply can’t count Federer out, as his Australian Open championship in January proved after missing last half of 2016. Time off does him good, clearly.

rafael nadal breaks record at french open 2017


Seeded: 4

Ranked: 2

Age: 31

Country: Spain

2017 Match Record: 43-6

2017 Singles Titles: 4

Career Singles Titles: 73

Major Titles: 15 – French Open (’05, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’17), Wimbledon (’08, ’10), U.S. Open (’10, ’13), Australian Open (’09)

Last 5 Wimbledons: ’16-Did Not Play, ’15-2nd, ’14-4th, ’13-1st, ’12-2nd

Aces: Enters Wimbledon on a three-week break from competition since winning record 10th French Open title. … Has won a total of five Wimbledon matches over past five years. … One of his coaches, Carlos Moya, is taking a break and is not at Wimbledon.

Topspin: If his knees hold up, could return to the form that carried him to the final in five consecutive appearances, including two trophies, from 2006-11. “My legs are fine,” Nadal said Saturday. “My week of training has been positive.”

stan wawrinka knocks fabio fognini out of 2017 french open images


Seeded: 5

Ranked: 3

Age: 32

Country: Switzerland

2017 Match Record: 26-10

2017 Singles Titles: 1

Career Singles Titles: 16

Major Titles: 3 – French Open (’15), Australian Open (’14), U.S. Open (’16)

Last 5 Wimbledons: ’16-2nd, ’15-QF, ’14-QF, 13-1st, ’12-1st

Aces: A Wimbledon championship would make him the ninth man with a career Grand Slam, although he insisted Saturday: “For me, it’s not something I think about.”… After run to Roland Garros final, lost opener on grass at Queen’s Club.

Topspin: Never past quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 12 appearances, needs to stick to an attacking style to try to make a breakthrough.

milos raonic 2016 highlights


Seeded: 6

Ranked: 7

Age: 26

Country: Canada

2017 Match Record: 22-8

2017 Singles Titles: 0

Career Singles Titles: 8

Major Titles: 0 – Best: RU, Wimbledon (’16)

Last 5 Wimbledons: ’16-RU, ’15-3rd, ’14-SF, ’13-2nd, ’12-2nd

Aces: One of four men with 400 aces this season. … First major semifinal and final appearances came at Wimbledon.

Topspin: Big serve carried him to 2016 final and could bring him far again – as long as his body holds up.

Alexander Zverev Picked up an Amazing Draw at 2017 French Open images


Seeded: 10

Ranked: 12

Age: 20

Country: Germany

2017 Match Record: 33-12

2017 Singles Titles: 3

Career Singles Titles: 4

Major Titles: 0 – Best: 3rd, French Open (’16), Australian Open (’17), Wimbledon (’16)

Last 5 Wimbledons: ’16-3rd, ’15-2nd, ’14-DNP, ’13-DNP, ’12-DNP

Aces: Recently made top-10 ranking debut. … Slid out after first-round French Open exit.

Topspin: By reaching final at grass tuneup, showed his game translates to the slick surface. Now needs to get to second week of a major.