O’Connell last Aussie standing in singles at Wimbledon

Australia’s Christopher O’Connell is the last Australian still alive in the singles draws at Wimbledon.

Christopher O’Connell (Photo by Rob Keating https://robiciatennisphotography.com).

Daria Saville and Storm Hunter exited the Ladies tournament in the first round.

On Friday Jason Kubler and Alex de Minaur lost their round two matches while it was O’Connell advancing after defeating Jiri Vesely 6-3, 7-5, 6-4.

Next up for O’Connell is world no. 43 Christopher Eubanks from the USA. Eubanks comes off an upset win over Britain’s Cameron Norrie and also he won his first ATP title in Mallorca just last week.

O’Connell has had a solid season so far with his best result being a semifinal spot at the ATP250 in Munich.

This is a golden opportunity for a breakthrough moment for the 29-year-old Australian.

Despite losing in singles, de Minaur and Kubler both backed up for wins in doubles.

de Minaur scored a 6-2, 6-4 win over well credentialled doubles players. He teamed up with his partner off the court, Katie Boulter, to defeat John Peers and Storm Hunter.

Kubler partnered Rinky Hijikata to defeat Marco Cecchinato and Thiago Monteiro 6-2, 6-2. Kubler and Hijikata of course won the Australian Open earlier this year.

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