Kudla second round Wimbledon preview

Denis Kudla takes on a top 50 opponent in the third round at Wimbledon tomorrow

Denis Kudla will take on Ivan Dodig in the second round at Wimbledon tomorrow.  They are scheduled as the last match on Court 17.  Play on Court 17 starts at 11:30 AM local time (6:30 AM EST).

Last Meeting

The two have not met previously.

Tale of the Tape (2013 Stats)

Denis Kudla

 

Ivan Dodig

20

Age

28

105

Ranking

49

5’ 11”

Height

6’

165 lbs (75 kg)

Weight

183 lbs (83 kg)

Right-handed

Plays

Right-handed

30

Aces

276

15

Double Faults

102

60%

First Serve Percentage

60%

82%

Service Games Won

81%

23%

Return Games Won

23%

41%

Break Points Converted

47%

56%

Break Points Saved

64%

$300,271

Career Prize Money

$376,757

The Road Ahead

The winner will face either No. 17 seed Milos Roanic or Igor Sijsling in the third round.  Although mayhem has ensued in the men’s and women’s draws (seven players withdrew today alone), Kudla’s side of the bracket remains largely intact.  In his portion, the top seeds remain including No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 4 David Ferrer, No. 7 Tomas Berdych and No. 8 Juan Martin Del Potro.

Pre-Match Quote (credit to Tennis Channel)

“I need to serve well and be aggressive and try to attack on any opportunity I have.  I need to hang in there.”

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