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post #29 of (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 12:28 AM
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Re: Grand Slam Debutantes.

By my measure, there are three guaranteed debutantes for RG this year, along with five guys playing for qualifying spots. At least one LL could give a further debut, with the three seeded guys, Goffin, J Sousa and Munoz the likeliest to have a shot at getting in that way.

Adrian Ungur (DE)
Laurynas Grigelis OR Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (Q)
David Goffin OR Joao Sousa (Q)

Pedro Sousa (v. Haider-Maurer)
Filip Krajinovic (v. Brands)
Axel Michon (v. Kuznetsov)
Jerzy Janowicz (v. Sijsling)
Martin Alund (v. Serra)

A couple of notes: Pedro Sousa could qualify in his first ever attempt at GS level, an impressive feat. David Goffin has already failed in the third round against Joao Souza, so he may end up with flashbacks this time around. Munoz-De La Nava represents a potential rarity, an over-30 debutant; the last was Jaroslav Pospisil last year, but before that you need to go more than 4 years back to Dusan Vemic, and then back a further 15 years to '93 Wimbledon.

Last Romanian to debut: Victor Crivoi (2008 RG)
Last Lithuanian: Ricardas Berankis (2010 W)
Last Spaniard: Roberto Bautista-Agut (2012 AO)
Last Belgian: Ruben Bemelmans (2011 W)
Last Portuguese: Rui Machado (2008 USO)
Last Serbian: Viktor Troicki (2008 AO)
Last Frenchman: Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy (2011 USO)
Last Pole: Dawid Olejniczak (2008 W)
Last Argentinian: Horacio Zeballos (2009 USO)
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