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Wimbledon 2022 Men – Three Underdogs to Watch

The third Grand Slam of the year is almost upon us. And everyone is now looking ahead to Wimbledon 2022 to see what’s in store. Of course, this year’s championships are slightly different from what we’ve seen before. I say that due to the ban on Belarusian and Russian players, as well as the fact that Wimbledon has been stripped of official ATP points. Regardless, it is still a Grand Slam at the end of the day. This means that everyone who has entered wants to win it, especially the top guys.

The 2022 Wimbledon event is huge for many different reasons too. However, the most talked-about discussion is the GOAT race and Wimbledon’s role in it. Nadal is bidding to secure number 23, which would just be staggering. On the other hand, Djokovic will be looking to chase Nadal and win his 21st Grand Slam. Of course, there are many other guys looking to spoil the party too. 

Wimbledon 2022 underdogs

But instead of focusing on the two favourites, I wanted to highlight some potential underdogs. These are guys that have skated under the radar when it comes to possible winners. 

Underdogs With a Good Chance of Winning Wimbledon 2022

It goes without saying that people always discuss the top guys when it comes to possible Grand Slam winners. However, this often gets a little repetitive and dare I say it – somewhat boring! So let us have a little fun and entertain the idea of three potential underdogs winning the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.

Carlos Alcaraz

Most tennis fans are fully aware of this man’s talent. He is arguably the most exciting player to emerge since the big three. In fact, he was tipped as one of the favourites to win Roland Garros just a few weeks ago. Of course, Alcaraz is a huge hitter of the ball and he is a fantastic athlete. This bodes well for the grass courts at Wimbledon, but he still has a few things to prove out there. Last year he lost in the second round to Medvedev, but he isn’t the same player he was 12 months ago. 

So depending on how the draw goes, I feel that Alcaraz certainly has a shot.

Marin Cilic

This man has been a great surprise on tour this year. Cilic is definitely in the twilight of his career, but this seems to have relaxed him. He is playing some of the best tennis of his life at the moment. Cilic reached the semi-finals at the French Open, and this has seen him rise to number 17 in the world. He has previously been a finalist at Wimbledon too, which he achieved back in 2017. So of course, he is one to watch.

Felix Auger-Aliassime

Finally, I just had to mention this young Canadian. He is a top 10 player these days, and he is one of the most exciting talents on tour. With a huge serve, a great forehand, and a solid backhand, he has the right ingredients to do well on the grass. And last year he did make the quarter-finals, so he can clearly get the wins out there. However, the draw will be huge for his chances, which remains to be seen.

About the author

Gavin Davison

Gavin is a full-time copywriter based in the United Kingdom. He has previously played NCAA college tennis in the USA and competed in many international events throughout his younger days. He still plays competitively and follows both the ATP & WTA Tours closely. His favourite player is Roger Federer.

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