Brandon Nakashima in the final round of Wimbledon qualifiers | ATP . round

#NextGenATP American Brandon Nakashima One win away from reaching the main draw in Wimbledon For the first time after winning three sets on Wednesday. Playing qualifying in tournaments for the first time, the 19-year-old sent the Serbian Victor Troicki In retirement he won 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

“It definitely feels great to be back here,” said Nakashima, who won the Junior Division I Championship in Roehampton in 2018. “I feel comfortable on the courts but it is clear that the professionals are a lot different from the young ones.”

San Diego-born Nakashima, who is just five places behind FedEx ATP’s 133rd rating, will play a Latvian player. Ernest Gulbis To get a place in the main drag. The 32-year-old defeated the Slovakian Andre Martin 6-1, 6-2.

Gulbis seeks his thirteenth appearance in the main draw. In 2018, he advanced through the playoffs and stunned the world number 3 Alexander Zverev In the third round before falling back to Ki Nishikori in four groups.

China’s Zhang Zhizhen, ranked No. 178, took one win over his first Grand Slam appearance after staring at Chile Alexandre Tabello 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). Zhang will play with the 22-year-old Argentine Francisco Cerondolo, who made his Grand Slam debut earlier this month in Roland Garros. Serondolo, who reached the final in Buenos Aires on clay this year, defeated the Italian veteran Roberto Marcura 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Top seed qualifiers Kamel Mashrazuk, chasing a second Wimbledon The appearance of the main equalizer, he survived a difficult battle with the veteran Dutchman Robin Haas 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-4 to reach the final, where he will play Chile, seeded No. 232. Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera.

Having survived the first round in both tiebreaks, Barrios Vera also kept his nerve on Wednesday to defeat the Frenchman. Enzo Cocod 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4).

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