Tim van Rijthoven is a perfect 8-0 in the last month. Before that, and seven years into his professional career, he had yet to win a main-draw match.
WIMBLEDON, England — Tennis has had its share of come-out-of-nowhere stories in recent years. A qualifier named Emma Raducanu won the U.S. Open last September. The sport is as deep as it has ever been.
But even by those standards, what Tim van Rijthoven of the Netherlands has accomplished during the last month does not just border on the absurd — it is the definition of absurd. And the ludicrousness continued on Friday as van Rijthoven, the 205th-ranked player in the world less
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