Manish Kumar Joshi
Wimbledon is the ruler of the tennis world. Wimbledon is a royal tournament where everything is disciplined. Tennis is played here in white clothes. It is completely different from other Grand Slam as it is played on the grass court. Winning here requires a different kind of skill. This time the Wimbledon administration has banned players from Russia and Belarus. Therefore, world number two player Medavdev in men and contender Anzareka in women will not be able to play.
Rafael Nadal is considered a strong contender among men. Nadal’s confidence has increased after winning 14th Roland Garros and 22 Grand Slams. By the way, changing Roland Garros’s shoes at Wimbledon is not an easy task. The surface of Wimbledon is completely different. In such a situation, success will not be easy for Nadal. Djokovic is one of the top contenders for Wimbledon. By winning Wimbledon, he would like to close the margin of Nadal winning the most Grand Slam titles. It is not easy to beat five-time champion Djokovic on the grass court. World number 7 player Carlos Alcarez is also among the contenders.
He has increased his chances by winning the Miami Open and Madrid Open. Casper Rudd and Zverev are also among the contenders. Guessing the champion on the grass court is a risky task. Similarly, Beritini and Tsitsipas also have the potential to become champions. Overall, there is a competition between the young and the old in the male segment.
The situation in women is quite clear. The world number one player Ega Svatake is a strong contender for the title. The biggest bet on the batting sites is being placed on Ega Swatek. He is one of the youngest contenders. She has won two Grand Slams. His confidence is high after winning the Roland Garrosson. His weakness is that he doesn’t have any significant achievements on the grass court. Kauri Ghaff is behind them. Roland had lost to Swatek in the final of Garrason. After Swatek, Gaff is considered to be a big contender, but he is yet to prove it on the grass court.
She has proved herself by winning many tournaments on the hardcourt. Navomi Osaka can be considered a sensible contender. Since the year 2018, she has been winning a Grand Slam every year continuously but this year her performance has not been up to the expectations. She could not reach the finals of the first two Grand Slams of the year. Simone Halep of Romania can also be considered a strong contender. This time Serena Williams will be the center of attraction in the women’s category. 40-year-old Serena got entry through wild card. Serena has not won any tournament since the year 2016. Now she is trying her hand once again. Wimbledon has been his favorite tournament.
Nothing special should be expected from Indian players. Sania Mirza is playing her last Wimbledon game. In doubles, Sania Mirza could be close to the title in her farewell. If Rohan Bopanna plays, he can do something amazing in doubles. If UK Bhambri and Ramkumar clear qualify they can find place in the main draw. Overall, this time Wimbledon is going to be very special. The match will be between young and experienced players.