Wimbledon: Igor Sijsling Advances

ATP singles world number 60 Igor Sijsling is the first Dutchman to reach the second round at Wimbledon, after beating Alex Kuznetsov of USA.

Sijsling on June 13, 2013
Photo by Marianne Bevis/flickr

The 25-year-old Sijsling won three sets against world number 77 American Alex Kuznetsov (6-3, 6-4, 6-4). It is the first time in his career that he was able to advanced into the second round at Wimbledon.

Sijsling plays with a one-handed backhand. Last year, he and Dutch number 1 Robin Haase reached their first Grand Slam championship doubles final at the Australian Open but lost to the Bryans in straight sets.

On Thursday, the number 2 ranked Dutch player on the ATP Tour will face Canadian Milos Raonic (17) on the third round.