2017 Wimbledon Recap

Another sensational fortnight of tennis. It was some old names who lead the way this year. Roger Federer wound back the clock and produced some scintillating tennis for two weeks where he didn’t drop a single set. It a record 8th Wimbledon title for Federer who consolidates his claim to being the greatest player of all time.

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Garbiñe Muguruza claimed her second grand slam title after a terrific fortnight. She was able to go one better than in 2015 where she lost to Serena Williams in the final. At just 23 she has a big future ahead of her. She defeated veteran Venus Williams who made a great run to the final but fell short on the final Saturday.

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Who Impressed

Roger Federer – Just a phenomenal effort. Nobody came close. The tennis he is producing at 36 is incredible – and he doesn’t look like stopping anytime soon. Blitzed Marin Čilić in the final.

Gilles Müller – A great run. Defeated Nadal on the way to a quarter-final. Was unlucky not to progress further.

Sam Querrey – For the second straight year Querrey had a great run at Wimbledon. He bettered his quarter-final run of last year by reaching the semis.

Garbiñe Muguruza – Was absolutely sensational in the second week of the tournament. Took down number 1 Angelique Kerber and then cruised to the title

Venus Williams – Had a tough final but is playing some great tennis at 37. Wound back the clock to put in some great performances.

Magdaléna Rybáriková – Came into the tournament ranked outside the top 100 and made it all the way to the semi’s. Has now jumped into the top 40.

Who Disappointed

Stan Wawrinka – Another poor showing at Wimbledon this year from Stan the Man. Whilst grass is his least favourite surface, he would’ve expected a better performance than a Day 1 exit.

Juan Martín del Potro – Expected a bit better from big Delpo. Was defeated by Gulbis in the first round rather easily. He will be looking forward to the American hardcourt season.

Karolína Plíšková – Many predicted Plíšková to be one of the big favourites for the title this year. She would be disappointed by her second round exit.

 

Where to Next…

The summer hard-court season in North America commences within the next few weeks. The Rogers Cup in Canada and Cincinnati masters are the two major lead-up tournaments prior to the US Open which commences late next month.

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