How an email howler saw Tim Smyczek miss Wimbledon, play on Challenger circuit instead

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 | 0

Tim Smyczek is an unlucky man, one may say.

For, the American tennis player missed making the cut to Wimbledon perhaps due to no fault of anybody. Instead, he ended up playing on the Challenger circuit, and suffered the most disappointing result possible there.

According to a report by New York Times, Smyczek failed to register his name for the qualifiers at the All England Club due to an email howler: He didn’t read the entire weekly email consisting Wimbledon’s entry deadlines forwarded by his agent.

“I’m pretty sure that’s the first time that’s happened to me. It’s a tough lesson to learn,” the report quoted Smyczek as saying.

Consequently, the world No. 113 featured in the main draw of the ATP Winnetka Challenger, a $75K hard-court event, as the No. 1 seed.

As fate would have it though, he crashed out in the first round itself, squandering an early lead to go down 1-6 7-6 6-4 to lower-ranked countryman Tommy Paul.

That was a costly unforced error, Mr. Tim.




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