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Edinburgh tennis star prepares for Wimbledon second round clash against Novak Djokovic

Edinburgh tennis star prepares for Wimbledon second round clash against Novak Djokovic

An Edinburgh tennis star has booked his place in the second round of Wimbledon, setting himself up for a showdown with the greatest of all time, Novak Djokovic.

Edinburgh-born Jacob Fearnley is keeping Scottish tennis fans’ hopes alive in the absence of Andy Murray, who withdrew from the Wimbledon singles tournament on Tuesday due to injury.




Fearnley, 22, overcame Spaniard Alejandro Moro Canas in straight sets to set up a second tie against world number two Djokovic – who will be eyeing a record-equalling eighth Wimbledon title.

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Fearnley defeated Canas on Tuesday with a 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (14-12) victory that lasted two hours and 47 minutes.

The 22-year-old also has a history of playing with some of the sport’s biggest names, having played with Roger Federer at Wimbledon as a junior and beaten Carlos Alcaraz and current world number one Jannik Sinner at youth level.

Speaking ahead of what will be the biggest match of his career against Djokovic, Fearnley said: “I’ve watched him on TV countless times and what he’s done for the sport is remarkable.