The Championships begin today, and the most elite of the game will step out on the hallowed grass of Wimbledon to reach the pinnacle of tennis.
Novak Djokovic will begin his campaign against German Philipp Kohlschreiber in a tricky Monday opener. The Serb, who had been off the courts since his FO final defeat, feels that he needed a break to recharge his batteries. His loss was just his third in 44 matches this year.
An upbeat Federer will be his toughest opponent this year, if both of them eventually make it to the final of July 12. Federer is buoyed by an eighth Halle and sees his game more fine-tuned this year in comparison to his last year’s magic run to the finals.
“If I look at last year, I see more the positives that actually the heart- breaking loss in the final.” said Federer.
Andy Murray, tipped by many experts to go all the way believes he’s playing better than 2013 – the year he won his first Wimbledon. While two-time champion Rafael Nadal looks more optimistic than ever after clinching his first grass court title in five years on grass earlier this month.
The men’s section is bound to have some mouth- watering fixtures that can turn out to be modern classics, just like last year’s epic finale.
In the Ladies draw, Petra Kvitova returns to her favorite surface, in quest to retain her title, for which she might have to battle against Serena William on July 11.
“For sure, it’s really nice to be back. I really missed it all year. I’m glad that I can play here again,” said the 25- year old, two-time Wimbledon Champion. “Unfortunately I got sick in Eastbourne. Of course, the preparation, because I was sick wasn’t perfect.”
“I’ve had these experiences before. I can still be able to compete. The pressure, the nerves, are going to be there for sure. It doesn’t matter whether I was sick or not.
Kvitova, apart from Serena, can face tough fight for the title from Romanian Halep. The Russian beauty Sharapova, is seeded to, meet Serena in the semis. She is yet to beat Serena since her 2204 victory against her at Wimbledon.
Get ready for a fortnight of gorgeous tennis at the green carpet of London and for the customary upsets!
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