He drew for Wimbledon this morning, with a big star against some of the big names in the tournament.
Questions remain as to how British hopefuls Andy Murray and Emma Radukano have recovered from their recent injuries.
And from an international point of view, it is uncertain how Rafael Nadal’s ailing foot will stand on the grass for a possible fortnight or since 40-year-old Serena Williams was out of Wimbledon a year ago with an ankle injury. How do you travel in your first tournament?
Both Nadal and Williams have their eyes on history. The former has his eyes on a clean sweep of Grand Slams in one season and this is his biggest question despite winning two Wimbledon titles out of four majors in 2022.
He has played an exhibition match against Stan Wawrinka and has so far practiced against Matteo Berrettini on center court. And his own pre-tournament predictions can hardly confirm his chances.
He said that it is positive to play one or two matches before the start of Wimbledon. “I used to play in Queens a long time ago. I’m old now, I can’t play that many matches.
It’s almost impossible to figure out where Spinard is in terms of his fitness. He kept it a secret that he played the French Open without feeling pain in his foot after injecting painkillers to numb the condition.
It has refused to give further injections to eliminate the radio frequency, an effective treatment that destroys the nerve tissue that carries pain to the brain.
After Nadal’s humiliating defeat, Wawrinka’s assessment was simply: “It sounds like a normal Rafa. He’s saying he’s feeling better and if he’s playing, he’s ready to play his best.” Rafa will be one of the favorites whenever he enters a Grand Slam, if not a favorite.
Despite Wawrinka’s impressive tribute, Nadal will lag behind last year’s Wimbledon finalists – Novak Djokovic and Beretini – in terms of favorite tags.
Defending champion Djokovic is a clear favorite to win the title and join the record of one of Roger Federer’s eight Wimbledon crowns. Like Nadal, he graded the center court yesterday – a break from the tradition of allowing players 45-minute practice sessions on the show courts this year.
With Serbia’s stance against Covid, he knows that Wimbledon could be his last chance to be included in his 20 Grand Slam titles, which include strict anti-vaccine rules in the United States before the August US Open. are present.
And for Williams, the clock is ticking. Four times since the birth of her daughter Olympia, she has reached the Grand Slam final without winning, leading her to a record 24 Grand Slam singles titles with Margaret Court.
He has had occasional stellar moments in his short doubles in the race with Ounce Jabbar in Eastbourne, but a two-week run in the singles at the Grand Slam is a different possibility.
From a British point of view, the focus has been on Murray and Raducanu. The latter booked a day off from practice after going to court for three days in a row, with hardly any player’s pre-tournament outlook peaking. But she has sessions at Wimbledon over the weekend and will take her place in the draw despite side tensions that have pushed her aside.
Meanwhile, tension in Murray’s stomach left him struggling to make it to the Stuttgart Open final against Beretini and, while scans show it wasn’t a tear, so did the two-time champion. The court was not sure how his body could survive.
He is still confident in his chances. “I want to win the tournament, that’s the goal,” he said.
“I went into it last year without being physically fit. I wasn’t feeling well, I had some injuries and niggles in its construction and I was really close to losing the tournament. So My hope for the event is that I’m feeling great right now.
There is so much power in the men’s game that Murray has long been the only hope of the British.
There is so much power in the men’s game that it has long been Murray’s only hope for the British. His compatriots and women have been in good shape, especially on the grass. Jack Draper made it to the Eastbourne semi-finals, while Ryan Penston made it to the Queens and Eastbourne quarterfinals.
Cameron Nouri has yet to reach the third round of a Grand Slam but his form is strong this year, while on the women’s side, Katie Bolter has picked up some big scallops on the grass this season.
For a player who suffers a lot due to injury, Bolter is one of those who does not have an injury to his name.