It was great to see Wimbledon back again this year. The 14 days of the main draw once again produced some memorable tennis.
Here is a look back at the Grand Slam event and at what we may have learnt from the tournament.
Roger Federer’s Farewell To Wimbledon Crowd?
Roger Federer made his 22nd appearance at Wimbledon this year but was it his last? The crowd at SW19 gave him a fantastic reception as he left the court following his quarter-final defeat to Hubert Hurkacz, the Polish player now ranked 11th in the world.
Federer has been the men’s singles champion on eight occasions at the Grand Slam. He has made the Centre Court in London his own over the last two decades. The way he has entertained the crowd there may never be seen again as he did so with such elegance.
The former world number one will be 40 years old by the time the tournament comes around in 2022. Injuries have really hampered him over the past couple of seasons. As we have found in the past, it is dangerous to write off Federer’s chances on the court, however, next year may be one hurdle too many to clear.
Weak Men’s Draw According To Pat Cash
Pat Cash did not hold back in his comments on the state of the men’s game following Wimbledon. The 1987 champion said it was the weakest field in the men’s singles tournament that he can remember.
Cash highlighted that Federer and Murray were both coming back from injuries which did not help their chances of lifting the trophy. He was also of the opinion that the younger players in the men’s draw are a long way behind Djokovic.
The Serbian was able to win his third straight Grand Slam tournament. He has now won the last three renewals on Wimbledon. His latest success keeps him on course for the calendar Grand Slam. He is the odds-on favourite at 4/5 in the tennis betting for the US Open at Flushing Meadows. Victory in New York would see him become the first male player since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four major events in the same year.
Ashleigh Barty Is A Worthy World Number One
Women’s world number one Ashleigh Barty won her second Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. It follows her success in the 2019 French Open. The Australian is now starting to establish herself as the woman to beat in any tournament she enters.
At the age of 15, Barty won the girl’s title at Wimbledon in 2011. 10 years later she has lifted the women’s championship. This latest victory will give the 25-year-old confidence that she can win many more major titles.
A rivalry between Barty and Naomi Osaka could be on the cards over the next few years. They both are capable of dominating the women’s game and we may see many upcoming finals contested by the two players.
The next chance of Grand Slam success begins on the 30th of August when the US Open begins.