Twenty rookies in the round of 16 at Wimbledon

Emma raducanu

The absences of some of the great stars of both circuits, like Rafa Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep, coupled with the eliminations of other such as Sinner, Carreño, Dimitrov, Ruud, De Miñaur and Schwartzman in the men’s box, and Bertens, Azarenka, Andreescu, Svitolina, Pavlyuchenkova, Kvitova, Kenin, Muguruza and Sakkari in the women’s, They have made 20 tennis players, 10 men and as many women, debut on Monday in the knockout stages of Wimbledon.

Some will even play the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time. In that case there are Ilya Ivashka, Hubert Hurkacz, Emma Raducanu, Liudmila Samsonova and Viktorija Golubic. Christian Garín, Marton Fucsovics, Andrey Rublev, Sebastian Korda, Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Lorenzo Sonego, Hubert Hurkacz, Daniil Medvedev, Barbora Krejcikova, Ajla Tomljanovic, Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur, Elena Rybakina, and Aryna They are premiering at this point in the British major, but they have already been there in other greats.

There are only 12 players who had already played the Round of 16 before at the All England Club: Novak Djokovic, Karen Khachanov, Roberto Bautista, Matteo Berrettini, Alexander Zverev, Roger Federer, Ashleigh Barty, Karolina Muchova, Coco Gauff, Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova and Madison Keys.

Lower the average age

As for the average age of those classified for the eighth, in the men’s box it is 26.2 and it would be lower if it were not for Federer (39), Djokovic (34) and Bautista (33). There are 10 NextGen tennis players, more than ever since the classification of players born after 1996 began in 2017. In the female category, it is 24.3 and it is uploaded by Angelique Kerber (33), the only thirty-year-old among the 16 best in the world. tournament. Korda and Auger-Aliassime, aged 20, and Gauff, are the youngest. The British Raducanu, who is 18, also stands out in this regard.

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