Van Rijthoven won 6-4, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) over Reilly Opelka
in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday.
Playing in his first tournament since a breakthrough title run in 's-Hertogenbosch a few weeks ago, van Rijthoven improved to 7-0 in 2022 at tour level with an upset of the No. 15 seed. The 25-year-old from the Netherlands pummeled 52 winners in the victory compared to just 28 unforced errors while also saving all five break points he faced. He will take on No. 22 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili
next for a chance at potentially facing No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic
in the fourth round.