Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz is the tournament’s No. 1 seed.
On Tuesday, Carlos Alcaraz will begin his quest for a maiden Wimbledon victory, while on the same day, home favorite Andy Murray will begin his campaign at Wimbledon a decade after he won the tournament that defined his career.
In the women’s draw, the tournament begins with Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur taking against Poland’s Magdalena Frech on Court One. Ons Jabeur was the runner-up in the final match a year ago.
The following three matches were selected by AFP Sport as the best of the second day of competition at the 2023 event being held in London (x indicates a seeded player):
Jeremy Chardy (FRA x1) faces up against Carlos Alcaraz (ESP x1).
After winning his first title on grass last week, tennis’s newest rising star, Carlos Alcaraz, will be full of confidence when he faces Jeremy Chardy in his first encounter at Wimbledon. Alcaraz will face Chardy in his opening match.
The 20-year-old Spaniard won his fifth title of the season at Queen’s, which was also the first title of his career to be won on grass. In the final, he defeated Alex de Minaur to claim the championship.
The tennis player who won the US Open is back on top of the global rankings, but Novak Djokovic, who is now ranked second and is attempting to win his eighth Wimbledon championship, is still the player to beat.
The 36-year-old Frenchman Chardy, who competed in Wimbledon in 2014 and made it to the fourth round, plans to call it quits after the event.
Andy Murray (GBR) takes against Ryan Peniston (GBR) in this matchup.
Andy Murray, who is now 36 years old, is aware that simply arriving on Centre Court will excite the British audience, but the 36-year-old is not at Wimbledon for a trip down memory lane.
The three-time champion of the men’s singles event at the Grand Slam tournament won his maiden victory at the All England Club in 2013, defeating Novak Djokovic in the championship match. He went on to win the title again in 2016.
And in preparation for his first battle, he has been working out with his longtime adversary to hone his skills.
Despite the fact that he won two events on the lower-level Challenger Tour earlier this month, Murray did not receive a seeding for Wimbledon and he has not advanced past the third round of a Grand Slam tournament since 2017.
Murray, who is now rated number 40, is getting ready to compete against another British player named Ryan Peniston. Murray is certain that he can win this match.
He stated, “I do believe I am one of the best grass-court players in the world, and I’m physically feeling really good.” “I’m physically feeling really good,” he added. Since I have put in the necessary work to prepare, there is no reason why I shouldn’t have a successful event.
Ons Jabeur (TUN x6) v Magdalena Frech (POL)
During her run to the final at Wimbledon a year ago, Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur won the hearts of fans all around the world. However, she ultimately fell short against Elena Rybakina.
In the year 2022, the women’s draw was illuminated by Jabeur, who mesmerized onlookers with her distinctive drop shots and delicate touch.
The 28-year-old player also competed in the final of the US Open in 2022, but she fell short against Iga Swiatek.
Jabeur, who made history by being the first Arab woman to reach a women’s singles final at a Grand Slam tournament, stated that she hoped to gain knowledge from her performance at the All England Club a year ago.
She said, “I just want to use that experience, use the pressure that I felt last year, to maybe do better this year.” “I just want to use that experience, use the pressure that I felt last year,” she said.
“But again, my primary objective here is to thoroughly enjoy playing on grass and hopefully relive some of the more enjoyable moments from the previous year or the year before that,” he said.
Q1. Who is the No 1 seed at Wimbledon?
After advancing to the quarterfinals at the French Open, No. 1 seed Carlos Alcaraz will be trying to win his first Grand Slam tournament of 2023 at Wimbledon.