We’ve been all about Wimbledon the last fortnight at SSC with some thoroughly entertaining tennis being played at the All England Club. There have been plenty of upsets, a few injuries and lots of immerging talent to keep us up late. Here we take a look at the action to date, with an eye to who will be contesting this weekend’s finals.
On the Men’s side of the draw Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both made early exits but we’re on track to see the top two seeds in Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray compete for the title. They haven’t had it all their own way though, with Murray coming from two sets down to claim his quarter-final as he continues his crusade to give Britain another champion. Meanwhile Djokovic has been showing everyone why he’s world No.1 with a relatively untroubled passage to the semis.
Standing in their way are Juan Martin Del Potro and Jerzy Janowicz, although Del Potro had to fight through the pain barrier in order to get there after falling heavily in the opening set of his encounter. From an Aussie point of view Bernard Tomic was left to fly the flag alone in the second week of the tournament. While the junior champion showed signs of his obvious talent, Tomic proved he still has a lot to learn when mixing it with the game’s best at grand slams.
The women’s draw was also deprived of two of its stars early on with former champs Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova both failing to live up to their favouritism tag. There is set to be a new champion crowned at the All England Club, with both finalists yet to register a grand slam title.
In the women’s semi-finals France's Marion Bartoli was too strong for Belgian Kirsten Flipkins, while Germany's Sabine Lisicki overcame Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 9-7 in an epic third set. Our best hope Sam Stosur gave a good account of herself but grass has just not been a favourable surface for her power game.
All the finals action is set to unfold throughout the weekend. While London’s gloomy weather has at times made for a slippery surface, there will be no slope for the players to hide behind on centre court. We hope you can join us to see who will lift the trophy as we’ll be watching Wimbledon like a hawk!