Home Sports Wimbledon Preview: Men’s singles look forward to the first game winning streak

Wimbledon Preview: Men’s singles look forward to the first game winning streak

by admin

Wimbledon Preview: Men’s singles look forward to the first game winning streak

2022-06-25 10:52:23Source: Xinhuanet

In addition, a total of 6 players from the Chinese team will play in the first round of the women’s singles. Among them, Zhang Shuai, Wang Qiang and Wang Xinyu will all meet the seed players; Wang Xiyu and Zheng Qinwen are participating in the Wimbledon main match for the first time; Zhu Lin reached the second round last year.

Xinhua|

Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhang Wei

Three days before the start of the main game, the draw for the Wimbledon Tennis Championship was released on the 24th. Since Djokovic and Nadal are the top and second seeds in the men’s singles, it is only possible to see a legendary matchup that is less than once in the final. The women’s singles arena is always more unpredictable, and it may be more suspenseful how far the world No. 1 Svyatek, who has won 35 consecutive victories, can go.

Due to the absence of the world‘s top two Medvedev and Zverev, the world‘s third Djokovic has become the top seed at Wimbledon this year. Compared with the dazzling performance of winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon last year, the US Open also reached the finals. The 35-year-old Serb suffered a blow at the beginning of this year. Due to the local vaccine policy, Djokovic, who had flown to Melbourne, was finally revoked his visa and missed the defense. In the French Open, he met the “king of clay” Nadal in the quarter-finals, but failed to stop the Spaniard from winning the Grand Slam on clay for the 14th time.

However, coming to the grass at Wimbledon in London, Djokovic, the 20-time Grand Slam champion, is still the biggest favorite. Since his first win over Nadal in the 2011 final, he has reached the top six times here, including three consecutive championships in 2018, 2019 and 2021 (Wimbledon was not held in 2020).

Looking around, there are not many opponents who can pose a threat to Focuskovic in the upper half. Although the Spanish rookie Alcaraz and the Norwegian rookie Ruder, who entered the French Open final this year, are ranked No. 5 and No. 3 respectively, their high rankings mainly depend on their outstanding clay-court records. It is Poland’s No. 7 seed Hulkac that deserves more attention. After all, he won Wimbledon last year with Medvedev and Federer in a row and reached the Grand Slam semifinals for the first time.

The 36-year-old Nadal has confirmed that the treatment of his left foot, which needs to be closed at the French Open, will not drag him down for Wimbledon. However, many people in the second half will be eager to try, wanting to become a “stumbling block” for him to hit the 23 Grand Slam championships.

Canadian Shapovalov, 23, reached the Wimbledon semi-finals last year, while his 21-year-old compatriot Aliasim advanced to the quarterfinals. The 33-year-old Croatian star Cilic has made a comeback this year. It is not surprising that he can make a difference at Wimbledon, where he has reached the quarter-finals three times and the final once.

Of course, what Nadal looks up to most is his unquenchable fighting spirit. If he can make it to the final, then his 60th meeting with Djokovic is likely to be played here.

In the women’s singles arena, the defending champion Barty has retired, and Serena Williams, who has not played for nearly a year, announced her return. After slipping in the first set of the first round of Wimbledon last year and saying goodbye in tears, Serena has been away from the arena. Until earlier this month, the 40-year-old suddenly announced that she would “warm up” on the grass; then she entered the main game as a wild card player, and in the first round, she will face a French girl who has never had Wimbledon main competition experience.

In the upper half with Serena, there are Wimbledon runner-up Pliskova last year, as well as Kvitova and Muguruza, who have both won Wimbledon; but no one seems to be able to take away this year’s big win. Svyatek, who has six titles and 35 consecutive victories, is in the limelight. The 21-year-old Polish girl won the French Open for the second time this year, and reached the last 16 at Wimbledon last year.

With more than 4,000 points off the nearest player on the leaderboard, Svyatek made the presence of No. 2 seed Kontavet and No. 3 seed Jabeur a lot weaker. Both girls are in the bottom half, with Jabeur from Tunisia more threatening by comparison, who defeated Svyatek in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon last year.

In addition, a total of 6 players from the Chinese team will play in the first round of the women’s singles. Among them, Zhang Shuai, Wang Qiang and Wang Xinyu will all meet the seed players; Wang Xiyu and Zheng Qinwen are participating in the Wimbledon main match for the first time; Zhu Lin reached the second round last year.

See also  The first provincial sports village in the country has a record-breaking scale. The 17th Shaanxi Provincial Games opened in early August

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy