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.
Britain’s number one Andy Murray has had a strange couple of weeks, a fantastic win over the “King of Clay” Rafael Nadal in the final of the Madrid Masters but then this week he had to pull out of the Italian Open in Rome because of fatigue.
It only seems only like a few years ago when fresh faced Andy Murray began his tennis career but this week he won his 500th career match. He is the first British tennis player to do this and less than fifty players have passed this landmark since 1968, which is some feat for the Scottish born player. He is still a long way short of Roger Federer who has over one thousand wins.
The four Grand Slams played in Melbourne, Paris, Wimbledon and New York and the biggest yearly individual tournaments but the Davis Cup is the leading men’s team event each year and is contested annually by countries from all over the world in a knock out competition.