London: Steve Johnson of the United States joined Frenchman Nicolas Mahut as a wild card at Wimbledon.
The 100th-ranked Johnson from Orange, Calif., will play in the singles at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament for the first time since becoming a full-time professional last summer. He won the ATP Challenger title at Nottingham last week to earn his wild card, which was announced Tuesday.
Mahut, loser of the longest match in tennis history, had already been granted his invitation. The French player lost 70-68 in the fifth set to John Isner in a first-round Wimbledon match three years ago that stretched over three days.
Also receiving wild cards for the tournament starting June 24 were British duo James Ward and Kyle Edmund. The 18-year-old Edmund won his first match on the ATP Tour at the Aegon International this week. He's joined by Matthew Ebden of Australia, who won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open in January with Jarmila Gajdosova....more
06:41 PM, Jun 18, 2013
Paris: Frenchman Nicolas Mahut has been given a wild card for this month's Wimbledon, still reaping the fruits of his record 11-hour-5-minute match against American John Isner in 2010. "Very grateful to receive the wild card @Wimbledon," Mahut wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. "A big thank you to the (All England) Club! Always feel special to play in such a prestigious place!" Mahut, who will long be remembered for the...
05:07 PM, Jun 12, 2013
Paris: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made the Paris spectators happy when he recovered from a first-set loss to move into the second round of the French Open on Sunday's first day. Minutes later, Nicolas Mahut doubled the home fans' delight when he joined his fellow Frenchman in the next round after a four-set defeat of American Andy Roddick. World number five Tsonga, the highest seed in action on the opening day, beat...
12:00 AM, May 28, 2012