There are three Poles in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon this year, and among the biggest is the towering Jerzy Janowicz who joins 2012 finalist Agnieszka Radwanska and his next opponent and compatriot Lukasz Kubot.
“Yeah, it’s unbelievable what is going on right now,” Janowicz said. “We have this moment two players in quarterfinal in men’s draw. Maybe in a few minutes we’ll have a woman in the quarterfinals. I think this is by far the best what possibly could happen to Polish tennis.”
The 22-year-old Janowicz reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal by coming back on lefty Jurgen Melzer in five sets. Kubot also needed five sets to beat another lefty, Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.
“We are good friends,” said about Kubot. “We are Davis Cup team from two years, so we know each other pretty well.
“We are just happy. I congratulate him. I think both we are happy because what is going on right now. I mean, is magical.”
Their quarterfinal assures a first Polish semifinalist at a Grand Slam in the history of the sport.
Janowicz first broke through last fall at the Paris Indoors where he reached the finals. Now he’s making an even bigger imprint this week in London.
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