Kubler, Sock, 2012 Nadal Conqueror Rosol Among Wimbledon Qualifiers
Kubler, the second seed in qualifying, cruised past Swede Elias Ymer 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in two hours and six minutes to confirm his place in the main draw. The No. 98 player in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings needed a deciding set in his first two matches at Roehampton, but he earned five service breaks to triumph. It is the second time he has qualified for the grass-court major, having done so in 2018.
Ten years ago, Rosol shocked Nadal in the second round at Wimbledon, marking one of the most memorable upsets of the decade in tennis. However, entering this week, the 36-year-old had not advanced to the main draw here since 2017. The Czech changed that on Thursday with a 7-6(5), 7-6(4), 6-4 win against Argentine Renzo Olivo.
The final around of qualifying featured best-of-five action compared to best-of-three for the first two rounds, and there were three five-setters. Switzerland's Marc-Andrea Huesler outlasted Chinese Taipei's Jason Jung 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, Austrian Dennis Novak battled past American Stefan Kozlov 7-5, 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-3, and American Christian Harrison rallied past German Daniel Masur 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.
The other qualifiers were Frenchman Enzo Couacaud, Switzlerland's Alexander Ritschard, German Nicola Kuhn, Australian Max Purcell, German Maximilian Marterer, Moldovan Radu Albot, Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin, Spaniard Bernabe Zapata Miralles, Slovakian Lukas Klein and Italian Andrea Vavassori.