Tag: Grand Slam

Djokovic reveals the secret of winning over Federer in the Wimbledon final

To prevail against talented and experienced opponents, Novak Djokovic had to rely on his inner strength and confidence.

In his career up to this point, Novak Djokovic has played in some of the most dramatic matches of the open era. Among them, the final match of the Australian Open 2012 with Rafael Nadal, the game still holds the longest record in Grand Slam history with 5 hours 53 minutes of competition.

But perhaps there is no match to challenge Djokovic more spiritually than the encounter to Federer in the All England Club. Being led by Federer 8-7 in the fifth set of matches decided but Djokovic saved 2 match-points to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3), through which the 5th time crowned at Wimbledon. To prevail against talented and experienced opponents, Djokovic had to rely on his inner strength and confidence.

“This is probably the most demanding game of the spirit I have ever participated in,” Djokovic said after the match. I played a game that was physically demanding at the Australian Open but mentally it was a different level. The only difference that allows me to return to the game and win is the mental stability in the crucial moments. You have to keep it for 5 hours if you want to win a match like this. I always remind myself that I have a reason to be in this match and I will play better than the opponent. The more difficult, the more I reminded myself. I try not to lose my temper, believe in myself and focus. It’s great to have all the important moments, 3 series of tie-break, I play with the highest level ”.

Winning at Wimbledon 2019 is the 16th Grand Slam victore in the career of Djokovic. The Serbian player admits Federer and Nadal are the inspiration for him to go further in the future.

“We are helping each other grow. Federer and Nadal are probably one of the biggest reasons I still play at this level. Their accomplishments motivated me, inspired me, to try to achieve what they have done and even more. ”

Glad to his old student’s victory, legend Boris Becker thinks it’s time for tennis fans to give Djokovic respect.

Women’s singles Wimbledon final: Will Serena conquer super great record?

Tonight, Simona Halep is responsible for preventing Serena Williams from touching the Grand Slam super record of all time.

Besides Roger Federer, Serena Williams is one of the rare names in tennis arena that can challenge the time limit. The victory over Barbora Strycova in the semifinals helped her younger sister Williams reach the 11th Wimbledon final, thereby becoming the oldest player to attend the last Grand Slam game of the open era (37 years 291 days).

To be fair, Serena displayed a rather erratic style throughout the journey. She can easily defeat seeds like Julia Görges (18), Carla Suárez Navarro (30) after 2 sets, but it takes up to 3 sets to subdue non- ranked opponents (Alison Riske), even have to enter qualifying rounds (Giulia Gatto-Monticone, Kaja Juvan).

Serena’s stature clearly overwhelmed her opponent in the final on July 13 – Simona Halep. Considering the number of Grand Slam titles, she is … 23 times higher than Romanian (23-1). In terms of past achievements, the victory still belongs to Serena (9-1). The recent encounter in the fourth round of Australia Open earlier this year, Halep was ranked No. 1 seed but still suffered the final 1-2 defeat.

Halep’s rare victory did not come on the pitch and also took place five years ago (WTA Finals 2014, winning 6-0, 6-2). On the only occasion they met on the pitch, Serena won 2-1 (Round 2 of Wimbledon 2011).

The rare advantage that a Romanian player owns is a fairly stable performance. She lost only 1 set, excellently beating the 15-year-old “phenomenon” Cori Gauff to her first career in the Grand Slam Grand Finals. However, Halep only met a seed player from the start of the tournament (Elina Svitolina, No. 8 seed).

Currently Serena owns a total of 23 Grand Slam (7 Wimbledon), a record of all time (both male and female) with less a title than legendary Margaret Court. Can tonight, Halep can become a wall separating Williams’s sister from touching this great feat?