If someone had told Roger Federer that he would be going into the US Open as favourite, having already won two Grand Slams this year, he would no doubt have thought that person was crazy.
The Wimbledon tournament starts tomorrow and this year promises to be another exciting tournament especially with the resurgence of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have dominated men’s tennis this year winning the Australian and French Open years as well as a cluster of Masters titles.
The French Open starts on Monday, in Paris, in what is the second Grand Slam of the year. Rafael Nadal starts as the men’s favourite and he will be looking for his 10th crown.
One name missing from the men’s draw is Australian open champion Roger Federer who isn’t playing the clay court season and is saving himself for Wimbledon where he has won the title a record number of times.
The first Grand Slam of 2017 starts on Monday in Melbourne in what could be a good year for Britain’s Andy Murray who has performed well in Australia before. His main rivals have had an indifferent last six months or so with Federer and Nadal both being injured and Djokovic struggling for form.
Britain’s Andy Murray and America’s Serena both won their second and sixth title respectively with relatively easy wins over Milos Raonic and Angelique Kerber.
There have been some great Men’s and Ladies Wimbledon Finals over the years and picking the best few has been hard work but we think the finals below have provided the most excitement and heartache.
Great news for British tennis fans this week with Great Britain having reached their first Davis Cup Final since 1978. They defeated Australia in Glasgow and face Belgium in the final in November.
The bookmaker’s favourites Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams claimed the Wimbledon titles over the weekend. Djokovic’s win was his third at Wimbledon whilst Williams won her sixth Wimbledon Championship and she surely must now go down as one of the best female players of all time.
The draw for the 2015 Championships took place at the All England Club and Britain’s Andy Murray faces a tough passage to the final. They say you have to beat the best to win Wimbledon and if Andy is he will potentially have to overcome Rafael Nadal in the Quarter-Finals, Roger Federer in the Semi-Final and Novak Djokovic in the final on July 12th.
There was a surprise winner in the Men’s French Open Final in Paris at the weekend when Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka beat the red hot favourite Novak Djokovic in four sets which denied Djokovic his first title on the clay in Paris.