After a great clay court season, and a couple of weeks on grass, we are about to head to the mecca of tennis, Wimbledon. Who will reach the finals of the men’s and women’s events? We give our thoughs on how the draw will play out.
Women’s final projection – Serena Williams vs Petra Kvitova
To be honest, I am not super confident with this prediction. Women’s tennis is so open right now. There are lots of players that are capable of winning big events.
Serena Williams, given her limited preparation, put in a good performance at the French Open, only losing to a red-hot Elena Rybakina in a close one. To me, this should set her campaign up for Wimbledon nicely, which has always been her focus.
Petra Kvitovà has shown good form in a lead-up event on the grass, only losing to Angelique Kerber in a close, three-set encounter. The two-time Wimbledon champion is always dangerous at this event, and her draw looks good.
Johanna Konta is a top 15 player who has been ranked in the top ten before and has been to the semifinals of Grand Slams. She recently won a grass-court event in Nottingham which means that she is in good form. If she can get her through her first round against a talented Katerina Siniakovà, she will do some damage.
And the winner is…
Serena Williams. This is her best opportunity to add to her Grand Slam tally and equal Margaret Court’s record. This is her tournament to lose.
Men’s final projection – Novak Djokovic vs Danill Medvedev
Novak Djokovic is a shoo-in to make the final. None of the big threats–Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Roger Federer or Stefanos Tsitsipas are on his side of the draw. And even if they were, Djokovic would still be a white-hot favorite.
Daniil Medvedev, on the other hand has a more treacherous path to the final. But I am counting on his ability to disguise his shots, mix up the pace, and explosive pace to reach the title match. Who knows, he might be able to lift the trophy? Andy Murray has a very similar style of game to Medvedev, and has had great success at Wimbledon and on grass. This should inspire Medvedev.
Ugo Humbert beat Andrè Rublev to win the Halle Open recently, so is in good form. If he can get through seasoned grass court player Nick Kyrgios in the first round, that might give him the confidence to blast through his side of the draw.
And the winner is…
Novak Djokovic. The rubber superman of tennis is here to stay and will add to his Grand Slam tally. It seems like it is only a matter of time before he surpasses both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in Grand Slam victories.
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