The ongoing tennis grand slam taking place at the All-England Lawn Tennis Club in London has given tennis fans the chance to enjoy the 15,000-capacity center court for the first time in three years and see their favourite players compete live.
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Wimbledon 2021 Winners
Novak Djokovic was crowned the male singles champion in Wimbledon 2021 with a 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 win over Matteo Berrettini.
In the women’s singles final, Ashleigh Barty defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 in three sets.
The doubles trophy was lifted by Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic with a 6-4, 7-6(5), 2-6, 7-5 victory over Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers.
Wimbledon Record Holders:
- Roger Federer holds the most singles titles in Wimbledon history (8).
- Todd Woodbridge holds the most doubles titles (9).
- Roger Federer is the oldest player to win a Wimbledon championship (35 years)
- Novak Djokovic was the highest-ranked champion in 2015, 2019 and 2021.
- Andy Murray was the last Home Champion in 2016.
Players to Watch Out for in Wimbledon 2022:
The 40-year-old Serena Williams has won a whopping 23 Grand Slam singles titles over the course of her career. She made her return to the circuit following a 1-year gap due to an injury sustained in the last edition of the championship.
Unfortunately, that return did not go as well as expected as she lost in the first round to Harmony Tan after three hours of play.
Iga Swiatek is the current women’s world number one and the most in-form player from the women’s side. The 21-year-old Pole won her 2nd Grand Slam title last month at Roland-Garros and has her eyes set on the Wimbledon trophy next.
Unfortunately, that form counted for little when she met unseeded Alize Cornet in the third round and lost in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.
Despite injury troubles, Berrettini has enjoyed a terrific record recently. He has won 2 successive titles this month, namely the the Stuttgart Open and the Queens Club Championship. Fondly named “the Hammer,” the Italian’s powerful forehand continues to be a threat to his opponents.
This year, however, he had to withdraw early from Wimbledon after testing positive for COVID-19.
Just one title behind Serena Williams, Nadal has 22 Grand Slam titles to his name after last month’s amazing Roland-Garros victory. With the French Open win in his pocket, the Spaniard entered Wimbledon as the no.2 seed in men’s side of the bracket, behind Djokovic.
If he can beat Taylor Fritz this afternoon, he will make the semifinal and will be one step closer to widening the gap between himself and Federer/Djokovic.
With 20 Grand Slam titles to his credit, Djokovic will be a force to reckon with on the court as he battles it out for his 4th Wimbledon singles title in a row (7th in total). He’ll be the no.1 seed in men’s singles and is undoubtedly the best on the grass in current standings.
Yesterday he battled back from being two sets down to beat Jannik Sinner to reach another Wimbledon semifinal.
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Likely tournament winner: The men’s favorite is Novak Djokovic. He is dominant on grass courts and is the defending champion. Roger Federer is not actively playing, which means his biggest competition will be Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard is a fearsome competitor as always, but on this surface, the advantage is Djokovic’s.
With pre-tournament favorite, Iga Swiatek out of Wimbledon after suffering a shock defeat to Alize Cornet in straight sets, the favorite to win it right now is Ons Jabeur. The Tunisian has already made history as the first African to reach a Grand Slam semi-final and is good value to lift the Wimbledon trophy on July 9.
Another strong contender to win the Women’s singles final is Simona Halep. The Romanian has been on fire lately and will be quietly confident that she can win her third Grand Slam singles title.
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