Kendrick Drops Another Wimbledon Heartbreaker
For the fourth time in his career, former Husky All-American Robert Kendrick faced a Top-10 opponent in the early rounds of Wimbledon, and he put up another fantastic fight but ultimately fell in four sets today at the All England Club.
Kendrick and 10th-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were the first match on Court 1 today. Kendrick had to win three qualifying matches in order to make the main draw for the fifth time in his career.
Both of the first two sets went all the way to tiebreakers, but Tsonga prevailed in each, 7-2 and then 8-6. But Kendrick refused to give up despite the misfortune of being down two sets despite playing Tsonga even. He came back to win the third set, 6-3, before Tsonga closed out the 2.5-hour-long match with a 6-4 win in the fourth set.
Kendrick has taken at least a set in each of his Top-10 Wimbledon match-ups, going five sets against Rafael Nadal and Tommy Robredo in the past, and four sets against Andy Murray last year and now Tsonga.
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