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Who is Francisco Cerundolo?- All you need to know about Rafael Nadal’s opponent in Wimbledon first round

The Argentine tennis player, Cerundolo, won the third set after trailing 0-2 and forced Rafael into the fourth set.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 29 June 2022 10:51 am

Francisco Cerundolo

Rafael Nadal is a living legend of the game of tennis and his numbers are there to prove that. The Spaniard has the most number of Grand Slams among active players and he currently leads Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer by two Grand Slam titles. The 36-year-old has won two major titles (Australian Open and French Open) this year and has his eyes set on the third major- Wimbledon.

However, it seemed Nadal may bow out in the first round itself when he was made to sweat it out hard by Francisco Cerundolo. Although Nadal won the match quite comfortably in the end, it seemed he may find some trouble progressing to the next round. The Argentine tennis player, Cerundolo, won the third set after trailing 0-2 and forced Rafael into the fourth set. Even in the fourth one, the 23-year-old was leading 3-1 at one point. But Nadal turned it around and claimed the set 6-4.

Now, as Francisco Cerundolo impressed everyone and earned high praises for his fighting spirit against a top-notch player in Nadal, here is everything you need to know about the Argentine.

Name: Francisco Cerundolo

Age: 23 Years

Date of Brith: 13/08/1998

Height: 6’ 1”

Weight: 80 Kg

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Turned Pro: 2018

Plays: Right-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand

Coach: Kevin Konfederak

Singles Rank: 41

Achievements so far

  • As World No. 103 at 2022 Miami, Francisco Cerundolo became the lowest-ranked semi-finalist in 37-year tournament history and 1st player to reach SF in his ATP Masters 1000 main draw debut since Janowicz at 2012 Paris.
  • Owns 73-36 Challenger record (5-1 in finals), highlighted by 17-2 run to end 2020 season with titles at Split, Guayaquil and Campinas.

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