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23.12.2014 Last Eight Club

Lukasz, currently ranked no.170 in the ATP list, became a member of Wimbledon's exclusive 'Last Eight Club', following his 2013 singles quarter-final appearance at The Championships. The Boleslawiec native progressed to the Wimbledon last eight for the first time last year with victories over Igor Andreev, Steve Darcis, Benoit Paire and Adrian Mannarino. He then met Jerzy Janowicz in all-Polish quarter-final and lost to his Davis Cup teamate 5-7, 4-6, 4-6.

 

The invitation to the Club is in recognition of players’ part “in creating the special heritage of the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament”. The 'Last Eight Club' was inaugurated in 1986 as part of the 100th Championships celebrations in recognition of “the contribution made to lawn tennis by players who have reached the quarter-finals of the singles, the semi-finals of the gentlemen's and ladies’ doubles or the final of the mixed doubles”. Lukasz can come back to the Wimbledon at any point in the future and enjoy not only free entry to the Championships, but hospitality, show-court seats and the company of players from all down the years.

 

“My dream was always to get in the ‘Last Eight Club’,” Lukasz said. “I could try to get in by having strong performances in men’s doubles or mixed, but it wouldn’t be the same.”



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