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Fils, Kokkinakis Headline Wimbledon Qualifying Field

Former Top 10 stars Goffin, Pouille to compete, Chung makes major return
June 06, 2023
Arthur Fils is fourth in the Pepperstone ATP Live Next Gen Race.
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Arthur Fils is fourth in the Pepperstone ATP Live Next Gen Race. By ATP Staff

A spot in the main draw at Wimbledon is hard-earned, and this year will be no exception.

The entry list for qualifying at the upcoming grass-court major in London has been announced and includes a number of high-profile names. #NextGenATP Frenchman Arthur Fils, the big-hitting Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis and former Top 10 stars David Goffin and Lucas Pouille are among those set to compete at the Community Sport Centre Roehampton from 26-29 June.

Wimbledon debutant Fils is the highest-ranked player on the list. The 18-year-old Frenchman is at a career-high No. 63 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings after lifting his maiden tour-level trophy in Lyon last month. His more experienced countryman Pouille will also hope to build on some promising recent performances. The 29-year-old reached the second round at Roland Garros as a qualifier and has pedigree on the lawns of SW19, where he reached the quarter-finals in 2016.

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The World No. 108 Kokkinakis won his first main draw match at Wimbledon in 2022 and will look to deploy his free-hitting game to good effect as he chases his seventh consecutive main draw appearance at major tournaments. Goffin competes in Wimbledon qualifying for the first time since 2011: The Belgian has reached the quarter-finals at the Championships in each of the past two years, and holds a 16-8 record at the event.

Also joining the qualifying action will be a pair of former World No. 19s, Pablo Cuevas and Hyeon Chung. South Korea’s Chung, a semi-finalist at the 2018 Australian Open, has struggled with injuries for the past three years and will be competing at a Grand Slam for the first time since he competed in qualifying at Roland Garros in 2020.

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