Murray Bridge Tennis Superstar Qualifies for Wimbledon

June 28, 2024 9:50 am in by
Alex Bolt now qualifies for Wimbledon following 3 wins this week. Photo:

Alex Bolt from Murray Bridge is set to head to Wimbledon following three qualifying match wins this week.

The 31-year-old came back from a two-set deficit for the first time last night, saving one match point, to triumph 6-7(2) 2-6 7-6(7) 7-5 6-4 against Leandro Riedi from Switzerland.

Bolt told that he was in shock.

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“I don’t know if it has sunk in yet… I’m just super proud of my efforts to hang around in the match. I had opportunities in the first and let that slip. I kind of let that take control of my mind for the next hour and a bit. He got the second as well and started playing really good tennis. I just kept hanging around, hanging around and managed to turn the tide. It’s unreal,” he said.

The world no. 234 is set to make his first appearance in a tennis grand slam singles main draw since the Australian Open in 2022.

The Grand Slam begins on Monday 1 July.