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Jesper de Jong and Gijs Brouwer go straight home at Wimbledon qualifications | Sport

Jesper de Jong failed to reach the second round of the Wimbledon qualifying tournament. Gijs Brouwer also went down.

De Jong lost 7-5 0-6 and 6-4 to 34-year-old Ilija Marchenko from Ukraine, who occupies the 275th place in the world ranking. In the second qualifying round, he will meet the winner of the match between Jason Jung from Taiwan and Austrian Filip Misolic. To reach the main tournament, three matches must be won.

Gijs Brouwer (ATP-208) turned out to be no match for Max Purcell in his first qualifying round, who is 52 places higher in the world ranking. The Australian won 7-5, 7-6 (7). Later in the day, Jelle Sels will be in action during the first qualifying round against Yannick Hanfmann from Germany.

Van de Zandschulp, Greek Rail, Van Rijthoven

Botic van de Zandschulp, Tallon groenpoor and Tim van Rijthoven are already certain of participating in the third grand slam tournament of the year. Van de Zandschulp and Greek track are automatically admitted based on their place in the world ranking. Van Rijthoven received a wildcard after he won the Rosmalen grass tournament.

The Wimbledon main draw starts on Monday, June 27.

Kohlschreiber announces farewell

Philipp Kohlschreiber has announced his retirement. The 38-year-old German tennis player ends his long career at the latest at Wimbledon. The end of his career may already be imminent: Kohlschreiber still has to qualify for the main tournament of the grand slam tournament in London.

On Monday he won the first qualifying round by beating Grégoire Barrère of France in two sets (6-2 6-2). To reach the Wimbledon main draw, Kohlschreiber, who occupies 230th place in the world rankings, must win three matches. Wimbledon starts on June 27. ,,I’m happy to have another game here and maybe I’ll make it to the main tournament”, said Kohlschreiber. ,,I will try to enjoy every game. Maybe the last breath will last a very long time, we’ll see.”

Kohlschreiber won eight tournaments during his career, including three titles on the clay in Munich and once on grass in Halle. In 2012, he reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. In that year he was in 16th place in the world ranking. ,,It was a great and wonderful career. It was a long journey and I have fantastic memories,” he says, looking ahead to his farewell.

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