Wimbledon 2021: Arthur Ferry and Anton Matosevic reach the final round of qualifiers

Arthur Ferry has defeated players with a higher rating than him in the playoffs twice

Teenager Arthur Phiri and fellow Briton Anton Matosevic have reached the final round of men’s qualifying at Wimbledon.

In the women’s qualifier, nationals Katie Swan and Nayktha Baynes made the winning start to their campaign.

Baines, 23, came from a 4-1 down deficit over Hungarian Rika Luka Jani to win 7-5, 6-3.

Similarly, the 22-year-old fell behind Australian Lizette Cabrera 4-2 before fixing the deficit and winning 7-5 6-2.

Matosevic saved for break points in his opening match before breaking at the end of the competitive first set to take the lead over Spaniard Carlos Taberner.

The 20-year-old world number 454 dominated the second set en route to a 6-4 6-1 victory, and he will face 10th seed Bernabé Zapata Mirales, also of Spain, in the final round.

Meanwhile, 18-year-old Ferry beat Australian Matthew Ebden, 800 places above him, 6-3, 6-7 (3-7) 7-5.

The world number 1038 will meet Dutch eighth-ranked Talon Grexbourg in the final qualifying round.

The other two members of The teenage trio winning the first round He failed to advance as 18-year-old Jack Bennington-Jones lost 6-3 6-2 to Frenchman Arthur Renderknik, and Felix Gilles 7-6 (10-8) 6-2 beat 32nd seed Mark Pullmans of Australia.

Britain’s 17-year-old Matilda Mutavdzic lost 6-1 6-2 in her first round match against Croatia’s Anna Kongo, who reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2017.

In the second round, Eden Silva lost 6-1, 6-2 to American Katie Volentes, who faced only two break points from Silva in the match.

Nouri ranked first in the Grand Slam

Three British players will be seeded at Wimbledon this year, which begins on Monday.

Britain’s top seed Dan Evans will be the 23rd seed, with seed Cameron Norrie in the Grand Slam for the first time.

The Queen’s Club Final She will be seeded 30th, with 2017 semi-finalist Joanna Konta ranking 28th in the women’s singles.

The rankings reflect the world rankings and thus in the absence of a four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka World number three and defending champion Simona Halep has become the second seed in the women’s draw.

The draw is scheduled to take place on Friday.

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