Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Event: Winston Salem
Round: First Round
Head-To-Head: Garcia-Lopez leads 4-0
The time has arrived. The tennis world has descended on the All England Club in London for the Wimbledon Championships.
Marcos will make his 13th appearance at the prestigious grass-court Grand Slam, looking replicate the magic from his memorable semi-final run back in 2006. Marcos, who claimed his 20th match win at the tournament last year, returns to one of his favourite events of the year.
A first-round blockbuster against seventh seed Dominic Thiem awaits. It will be their first head-to-head meeting.
Also in Marcos' section of the draw are Spanish veterans Fernando Verdasco and David Ferrer and rising stars Karen Khachanov and Frances Tiafoe. Should he defeat Thiem, a second-round clash against either Ferrer or Khachanov awaits, with Verdasco or Tiafoe potentially looming in the third round. Former champion and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is a potential Round of 16 opponent.
Marcos is hoping for a reversal of fortunes after an opening-round defeat to Blaz Kavcic on the grass of Antalya this week. He is in search of his first victory since reaching the semi-finals of the ATP Challenger Tour event in St. Brieuc, France, in March.