Wimbledon 2024 sets a new amazing record

This year the Championships have set a new incredible milestone

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Wimbledon 2024 sets a new amazing record
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Emotions, tears and - we hope - memorable matches to the finals: these are some of the gifts that we will leave on the lawns of Wimbledon, this year. A tournament marked by great comebacks. If the second week of the Championships there are the matches of the final stages, the first week has thrilled the fans, giving emotions to all the enthusiasts present both at the All England Club and those watching from home on TV.

During the Championships 2024 a sensational milestone was set: Wimbledon became the first Major with ten victories in which the winning tennis player came back from two sets to zero. Among rain, interruptions, surprises and spectacle, the London tournament has earned a place in history.

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Of the ten comebacks from two sets down, eight came in the first round: Harris over Michelsen, Tiafoe over Arnaldi, Thompson over Kotov, Bublik over Mensik, Machac over the lucky loser Goffin, Safiullin over Cerundolo, Kokkinakis over Auger-Aliassime and Seyboth Wild over Jubb.  Added to these comebacks is that of Grigor Dimitrov in the second round against the Chinese Juncheng Shang. The Bulgarian, after losing the first two sets, won with a score of 5-7 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 6-4.

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The last, in chronological order, was the one obtained in the third round by the Danish Holger Rune over the French Quentin Halys. The 21-year-old avoided a sensational defeat against the current number 220 in the ranking, turning on the light only in the third set and taking home the match with the result of 1-6 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(4) 6-1. This latest comeback, the tenth, was worth the historic record for this edition of Wimbledon.

A milestone, for Wimbledon, that was the result of great meteorological instability, which often interrupted the normal course of the matches, then overturning the fortunes. But above all, thanks to great comebacks by champions capable of not giving up despite the double disadvantage. One way or another, Wimbledon is always able to surprise us.

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