Wimbledon 2013: Beanpole Jerzy Janowicz proud to strike blow for Poland

In the French capital, he defeated top 10 players Andy Murray and Janko Tipsarevic. But had things turned out differently, he could have been representing Qatar at Wimbledon after he was offered citizenship by the tiny Gulf state in his junior days.

updated: July 02, 2013 08:52 IST
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London: He's the beanpole Pole who could have been seduced by the dazzling power of Qatar's petro-dollars.

But Jerzy Janowicz is a proud Polish player who 12 months ago was ranked 136 in the world and had to qualify for Wimbledon.

A year on, he is in the quarter-finals for the first time with his country assured of a spot in the semis after the shock-ravaged tournament pitted him against Davis Cup team-mate Lukasz Kubot, the world 130, in the last eight.

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  • Tennis
  • Janko Tipsarevic
  • David Ferrer
  • Andy Murray
  • Somdev Devvarman
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  • Wimbledon 2013