Dominik Köpfers unusual Tennis career


The first German participant who reached the men’s at Wimbledon in the second round, have not well-known even the most Tennis-Interested yet: Dominik topper, the number 130 in the world and Grand Slam debutant.

For the first Time he won a week prior to the Wimbledon start a sub-class Challenger tournament in the British Ilkley and got the title of a Wimbledon Wildcard guaranteed. “Unbelievable,” as he himself said.

Now the black forest earned its first-round victory and the 6:3, 4:6, 7:6 (11:9), 6:1 against the Serb Filip Krajinovic, not only a second appearance, but he already has around 80,000 Euro. “That’s a relief for the Rest of the year,” said the 25-Year-old. In Wimbledon, he is more successful than the prelude to a failed young star Alexander Zverev, even as a youth, Tennis was only one of several Hobbies. “Then I have not opted for College tennis, because I was well enough to go directly on the professional tour,” he admitted.

His path was unusual, but right for him, said Oliver Heuft, one of his youth coaches in Villingen in the “tennis magazine”. This path has led topper to a second-round duel with Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman.


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