June 25, 2012 @ 00:00 am
Winning Wimbledon can change a player's life forever, consider defending women's singles champion Petra Kvitova. She never appeared in a grand slam final before the one she played against Maria Sharapova in 2011. Now other than being a national
Meanwhile, the story is not one sided in the men’s singles. Novak Djokovic, the defending champion of Wimbledon, has already recovered from his painful defeat in the French Open against Nadal because his opponents are surely not giving this one a pass. Nadal “King of Clay” himself is the defender for the 2011 Wimbledon title and so he would have to protect himself from the good spirited revenge of Djokovic.
A seventh win by Federer would be amazing because it has only be done by Sampras and Willie Renshaw but speaking about records; Nadal winning Wimbledon 2012 translates into another record of winning both French Open and Wimbledon in the same year for three years in a row, which has only been achieved by Bjorn Borg. But have we forgotten about the others; Roddick, Murray, Tsonga, Del Potro, Ferrer. Not in the least. They all have managed to scare the trio in recent Grand Slams and if Wimbledon 2012 sees them loosen the trio it would only bring for more entertainment and hopefully open the minds of one-tracked fans.
Nevertheless taking a look in the rear view mirror would be a good advice for all Indians for this in years Wimbledon, we’ve entered the tournament with two of our best players getting each other’s cold shoulder to lean on. Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes, both talents in the same game must forget their trifle tiff and play for the country that they have played by for so many years. Still the other side of the coin gleams because though our stars won’t play in the Olympics together, they can get a hang of Wimbledon’s grass courts which will be the same ones used for the Olympics.
Meanwhile the first game has begun and Wimbledon is as usual vibrant, with a houseful audience watching on as the first match, between Novak Djokovic of Serbia takes on Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain on centre court followed by the Women’s Single between Russia’s Maria Sharapova and Anastasia Rodionova of Australia. Oh! And Rafael Nadal has just tweeted, “Last practice before my debut tomorrow!!” Federer, “Roger” that. However do you think there must be more of a gap between the French Open and Wimbledon, you can probably post a comment of your opinion as that has been a slight concern raised by Nadal and Djokovic this year; but surely we, the fans, want no respite.
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