2022 Wimbledon: Team Yonex Preview

Casper Ruud

LONDON – Over 50 players from Team Yonex have transitioned to the grass in SW19 for Wimbledon. 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Wimbledon’s Centre Court since the move to Church Road. Although ranking points will not be awarded at this year’s Championships, the draws are still packed with talent but open for new opportunities.

[3] Casper Ruud (NOR) is coming off his career-best performance with a runner-up finish at Roland-Garros last month. [7] Hubert Hurkacz (POL) and [13] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) are looking to build off their success from last year where they reached the semifinals.

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) is one of the most dangerous, unseeded players in the draw. Kyrgios is 7-2 this grass season with key wins over top players. Kyrgios will team up with Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) in doubles, their first appearance since winning the 2022 Australian Open titles.

American [8] Jessica Pegula has been one of the most-consistent players on tour. She has reached the singles’ quarterfinals in both majors this year and was recently a finalist at Roland-Garros in doubles.

Top Seeds on Grass
Team Yonex makes up 20% of the top-32 seeds in the men’s and women’s singles draw. For the first time in their careers, Ruud is a top-4 seed and Hurkacz is a top-8 seed.

On the women’s side, Pegula leads Team Yonex as the 8 seed. 2018 Wimbledon Champion and last year’s semifinalist Kerber is flying under the radar on her favorite surface as the 15 seed.

Also recording “first’s” during their breakout seasons, 21-year-old [31] Sebastian Baez (ARG) and Ukranian [29] Anhelina Kalinina are seeded for the first time in their careers.

The London Collection
The traditional all-white collection will be worn by 10 players at this year’s Championships, including two of the top-eight men’s seeds – Ruud and Hurkacz.


Casper’s Gear
Racquet: EZONE 100
String: POLYTOUR SPIN 125 / PRO 130
Apparel: London Collection
Footwear: ECLIPSION
Bag: Pro Series Bag
Overgrip: Super Grap

Hubert’s Gear
Racquet: VCORE PRO 97
Apparel: London Collection
Footwear: ECLIPSION
Bag: Pro Series Bag

Denis’s Gear
Racquet: VCORE 95
String: POLYTOUR STRIKE 125
Bag: Pro Series Bag

Nick’s Gear
Racquet: EZONE 98
String: POLYTOUR PRO 120
Bag: Pro Series Bag

Thanasi’s Gear
Racquet: EZONE 98
Bag: Pro Series Bag

Jessica’s Gear
Racquet: EZONE 98
Bag: Pro Series Bag

Sebastian’s Gear
Racquet: VCORE 100+
String: POLYTOUR STRIKE 125
Bag: Pro Series Bag

Hubert Hurkacz
Denis Shapovalov
Nick Kyrgios

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