CLEMSON, S.C. - After being one spot away from competing in the French Open Singles Qualifying last month, Yannick Maden made the cut at Wimbledon and will compete in the first Major Championship of his career tomorrow. Maden handled the disappointment of barely missing the French Open by entering a Pro Circuit Futures event in Italy and took the title. This result, which pushed his ranking to a career-high 203 ATP, helped him get into the singles qualifying draw at Wimbledon.
“Yannick has worked extremely hard, and we are excited for him. I am so impressed with how he handled being first out at the French Open. He was disappointed but used it as fuel to take another Pro Circuit title which secured a spot in Wimbledon,” said Head Coach John Boetsch.
Maden's first round match is against Tim Smyczek of the United States who is ranked 190 ATP. The two will be the third match on Court 15 at the All England Club tomorrow morning.
Maden, currently ranked 210 ATP, played for the Tigers from 2011 to 2013, earning All-America honors in doubles with his brother Dom Maden in 2013. Maden was also named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2013 along with finishing his career at Clemson ranked eighth nationally in doubles and 31st in singles. The All-American and two-time All-ACC selection earned a 26-10 overall singles mark, including a 19-6 record at number-one singles.