Tennis fans everywhere always wait impatiently for the Grand Slam tournaments to come; they provide the best tennis matches for sure. Wimbledon is probably the most challenging of the four Grand Slams. Being played on grass, it’s harder for the players to accommodate. There are only two weeks of grass tournaments leading to Wimbledon and some players find it hard to get used to this surface so fast. Wimbledon has a beautiful heritage and any player that holds the title above their head should be proud to have their names remembered for ever for doing so. This year, Wimbledon certainly provided us with many moments to talk about. Here are the most memorable moments of 2015’s Wimbledon Grand Slam:
Federer breaks Murray’s hopes
Even if he is 34 years old, Roger Federer fights for every point on the tennis court. Grass is his favorite surface and that makes him a dangerous opponent to face at Wimbledon. Andy Murray is one of the best when it comes to being led on the tennis court, but this time he failed. The Swiss star played a ferocious game against the Brit and went to the lockers victorious. He won by three sets, with the scores 7-5, 7-5, 6-4. In the entire match he faced just one break point, which was also surprising if you keep in mind the fact that Murray is an exceptional player as well and this is his home tournament. Beautiful points, Swiss-precision serves and dramatic moments – these words describe Federer’s victory in the semifinals this year the best. Thankfully for the other players, Federer isn’t always at his top game because of his age; if he were, we would have a different number one most probably.
Rafa gets served
The biggest surprise when it comes to losses doesn’t come from Murray though; after all, he lost in the semifinal when facing Federer. No, it comes from Rafael Nadal. Sure, it isn’t the first time the Spanish player left Wimbledon early but it’s still shocking to see this tennis god fail. In the second round, Nadal faced Dustin Brown, a German tennis player that is more famous for his hairstyle than his tennis skills. Brown gave us a match to remember when he defeated Nadal with the surprising score of 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. After Nadal won the second set, there weren’t many people who still thought that Brown would come out victorious. Unfortunately for Nadal, this year hasn’t been his best. He lost his form and he’s becoming an easy target; let’s hope this will pass by next year and maybe he’ll give his fans a great gift by winning his third Wimbledon title.
The Hingis effect
Hingis is back for a long time in the tennis tournaments, but now she only plays in double matches. This year she won both the women’s title and mixed doubles title at Wimbledon. Her last title at Wimbledon was in 1998, this fact making the two titles she won this year even more important to her. She still is a great tennis player and it’s a pleasure to watch her perform every time.
Women’s tennis is clearly dominated by Serena Williams; she provides the most consistent and beautiful tennis in the women’s category by far. She is truly deserving of her position as leader, there is no doubt. Even if the fact that she won at Wimbledon wasn’t a surprise, her overall performance in the tournament was entertaining and full of spectacular moments. This was her 21st Grand Slam title and surely there will come more in the future. As well as Roger Federer, Serena isn’t willing to quit tennis soon and plans to fight for many years to come.
All the Wimbledon matches this year were up to the expectations for sure, providing the public with the best tennis of the year by far.