Virtanen in second round of Grand Slam for first time – “Playing at Wimbledon was a dream, the dream continues”

1.7.2024 | 21:57 | Report

Otto Virtanen The Finnish player made it to the second round at Wimbledon. Wimbledon is 23-year-old Virtanen’s (ATP-147) third time at the Grand Slam level. The Finnish player is knocking on the doors of the ATP Tour, but before today he had not won a major.

On Monday, July 1, everything happened on time Max Parselia (ATP-68) vs. The players met last year in the finals of the Challenger Tour on indoor courts in France, which Virtanen won in three sets. It still took three sets today, but that represented a great performance. Virtanen, who qualified in the qualifiers, cruised into the second round with 19 passes and 41 hits in a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory. Purcell came into the match in good spirits after last week’s ATP Finals in Eastbourne, but the Finn gave the Australian no chance.

“Today was a good day, there was a good feeling all day; there was a good finish and recharge, no extra stress or tension. After qualifying there was appropriate tension and hunger. Not that I’m going to see how it was in the main series, but I’m ready to win. The best thing was that I was able to hold the positions well from start to finish. I got a good start in the sets. The pass worked well today, and it was a dream to play at Wimbledon And the dream continues. Now we are preparing to win the next game,” Virtanen commented.

Virtanen will face the 12th-ranked American in the second round on Wednesday Tommy PalinWinner of the ATP500 grass court tournament at Queen’s Club.

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