A first-time encounter is scheduled to take place in the opening round of the Wimbledon Championships between David Ferrer and Andrey Kuznetsov.
After withdrawing from the Topshelf Open earlier this week due to stomach problems, Spanish No. 2 David Ferrer revealed late in the week that has confirmed his participation in the Wimbledon Championships. The former French Open finalist was also suffering from the flu and was worried that he would not manage to prepare himself in time for the prestigious grass court event.
That was certainly not the case, as Ferrer stormed through the opening set against Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0 to end all doubt of his potential hindrance. While he would drop the second set in a close tiebreaker, he would once again recover in sublime fashion to drop a total of two games in his following two sets for a final score of, 6-0, 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-1. The Spaniard hit 10 aces, 43 winners and just 15 unforced errors. He also won 19 out of 24 net points and managed 10 break of serve as well.
Ferrer’s upcoming opponent, Andrey Kuznetsov, was also faced with a challenge in his first round match-up against Britain’s Daniel Evans. Evans began the match in poor form, as he dropped the opening two sets 6-1, 7-5 before finding his way back into the match with a 6-3 win in the third set. The fourth set was the tightest one between the two players, as Evans threatened with several break points but the Russian was far too confident in his own serve and worked his way out of trouble each time. The match would finish in a tiebreaker, which Kuznetsov won 7-5.
This is the firs time these two competitors meet on the professional tour and will likely be a match that heavily favours the Spanish No. 2. There is no reason for Ferrer to lose this match, although he may face some friction at varying points during the contest.
Prediction: David Ferrer in Straight Sets