It’s that time of year again: the sun is shining, the strawberries are at their juiciest, and the champagne corks are popping.
That’s right: Wimbledon is just around the corner. But who is your money on when it comes to this year’s champions?
We are only one week away from the oldest tennis tournament in the world, where reigning champion Novak Djokovic will pick up his racket and go to war with old foes and hungry young up-starts in what promises to be yet another year of thrilling tennis. Hopefully this year, Court No 1’s new roof (which took three years to build) will be up to the task of warding off the summer rains that always seem to plague big matches.
Who is your pick for Wimbledon’s women’s champion this year?
- Serena Williams
- Maria Sharapova
- Naomi Osaka
- None of the above
Fans young and old will gather to watch athletes from all over the world compete in what is still the biggest tennis event on the calendar. But Wimbledon is not only unique for its long and prestigious history. It is a bastion of tranquillity and decorum compared to the raucous US Open, the chic French Open (which seems to have the same winner every year…), and the youthful Australian Open.
Who are you betting on to take home the men’s trophy this year?
- Rafael Nadal
- Novak Djokovic
- Roger Federer
- None of the above
One of the things that makes tennis so thrilling at the moment is the incredible talent the sport has attracted. It is probably fair to say that the biggest names in men’s tennis, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer, are the three greatest players of all time. Serena Williams has been the most dominant female player ever, although this year, Naomi Osaka is arguably the favourite to win. Adding to this roster of established tennis deities are a host of impressive young names: the mercurial Stefanos Tsitsipas, Felix Auger Aliassime, and this year’s French Open finalist, Dominic Thiem.
Who do you see winning? If you’re feeling extra-smart in regards to tennis, see if you can answer this question (no Googling!):
Who was the youngest ever player to win Wimbledon at 15 years, 282 days old?
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