This coming Monday marks the start of the third Grand Slam tennis event of the calendar, on the lush green grass courts of All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London.
This will be the 130th edition of The Wimbledon Championships which is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and widely considered the most prestigious.
Last year saw a rematch of the previous year, and with the same result, as the Serbian Novak Djokovic defeat Roger Federer to lift the men’s title for the third time, whilst American Serena Williams comfortably beat Garbine Muguruza in straight sets to lift the women’s.
As you might imagine both the reigning champs enter the tournament as the number 1 seeds.
Having already won the Australian and French Opens this year Djokovic is aiming for a Grand Slam, whereas Williams is looking to become the joint (with Steffi Graf) most successful female tennis player of the Open Era with 22 major titles.
There are 14 trophies on offer over the fortnight of action, with the winner of both the men’s and women’s tournaments taking home a nice round £2 million each.
Naturally all British eyes and hopes will be pinned on Andy Murray, as the nation crosses it’s collective fingers that he can repeat his success of 2013 where he lifted the trophy as the first British winner in 77 years.
Also lets not rule out the legend that is Roger Federer, who is still searching for that 8th Wimbledon trophy that will make him the greatest ever male player to grace the grass of SW19 as he is currently tied on 7 wins with Pete Sampras and fellow Brit William Renshaw.
There will be no double Wimbledon Champion and three time runner up Rafa Nadal as he has withdrawn with a wrist injury.
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