Chinese men’s tennis player Zhang Zhizhen overcomes a strong opponent and advances to Wimbledon for the first time
China News Service, June 25th. In the early morning of the 25th, Beijing time, the 2021 Wimbledon Men’s Singles Qualifying Tournament started the final round of competition. Chinese player Zhang Zhizhen defeated Argentina’s Serendolo 6:0/6:3/6:7 (4:7)/7:6 (8:6) to qualify for the first major men’s singles tournament.
24-year-old Zhang Zhizhen, Currently ranked 178th in the men’s singles world, he is currently the only Chinese men’s singles player ranked within the top 200 of the ATP. In this game, Zhang Zhizhen broke serve with 4 straight goals in the first game of the first set. In the second game, he wasted 1 game point to secure the serve. In the 3rd game, Zhang Zhizhen broke again with Serendolo’s 2 turnovers. After 4 straight goals to secure serve, he broke serve for the third time in the 5th game. Zhang Zhizhen won the first set with 6-0 after scoring 4 straight goals.
In the second set, the first 4 rounds were guaranteed by both sides. In the 5th game, Zhang Zhizhen scored 4 consecutive goals and broke serve first when he was behind 0:15. After that, each party in the 3 rounds will guarantee the game. In the 9th game, Zhang Zhizhen scored 3 points in a row with 3 goals, and by virtue of his opponent’s double error, he seized the second break opportunity to get a break and win the game, winning another set 6-3.
In the third set, the first 2 rounds were guaranteed by both sides. In the 3rd game, Serendolo broke the serve with 4 straight goals. After securing the serve, he took a 3-1 lead. After that, the two sides each guaranteed 2 rounds. In the 10th round, Zhang Zhizhen broke back. After successfully securing the serve, he won 3 games in a row and overtook 6:5. Serendolo took the game into the tie-break after securing the serve. In the tiebreaker, Serendolo got a 4-1 lead at the start. And won the tie-break 7:4, 7:6 to recover a set.
In the fourth set, Serendolo took the lead in breaking serve in the second game, and after securing serve again, he took a 3-0 lead. After that, each party in the 3 rounds will guarantee the game. Then Zhang Zhizhen broke the game and broke the score to 4:4. After that, each side of the 4 rounds will guarantee the game. In the tiebreaker, Zhang Zhizhen chased 4 points in a row, got the match point at 6:5, and won the tiebreak 8:6, winning another set with 7:6, and was promoted to the Grand Slam men’s singles for the first time. (End)