Preview – Wimbledon: The Qualifiers

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People are wrong to say that Wimbledon starts soon. It actually starts today.

Yes, the main tournament doesn’t start until next Monday, but today see the start of the qualifying rounds. Admittedly, no qualifier has ever managed to reach the grand final, but those who have been qualifiers in earlier tournaments have gone onto great things. One qualifier who got to the semi-finals in 1977 was John McEnroe.

Thus we may see someone here who might go on to win the tournament in the future. We certainly might see someone who may have to face Andy Murray as he begins his campaign to retain the title next week.

Wimbledon: The Qualifiers is on Eurosport 2 at 11.00.