The Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who resisted the Swiss master to claim his first title at SW19 in five glorious sets. The two legends are seeded one and two this year and could meet in the final again, although that will largely depend on whether Nadal’s knees hold up on the grass. The Spaniard won the French Open again, but he skipped Queen’s and it’s seven years since he was in the final here. He’s suffered a string of early exits since then and fell to Gilles Muller in the fourth round last year. Still, we can hope.
Unfortunately Andy Murray won’t be available . It’s the first time that the two-times champion has missed the tournament since 2007, but despite putting his name in the hat he’s decided that his hip still isn’t ready for the rigours of five-set tennis. He’s only played three matches since limping out of last year’s tournament and has erred on the side of caution.
Serena William’s will be back after injury forced her to withdraw from her fourth-round match during her comeback at the French Open last month. She had been due to play Maria Sharapova.She will face Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands in the last match.
There’s a Centre Court appearance for Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, with the Australian Open champion meeting Varvara Lepchenko. Serena’s big sister Venus will expect her grass court expertise to be too much for Sweden’s Johanna Larsson. Elina Svitolina, the fifth seed, plays Tatjana Maria, Madison Keys plays Alja Tomljanovic Karolina Pliskova meets Great Britain’s Harriet Dart, Victoria Azarenka meets Ekaterina Alexandrova and there should be fireworks when Sloane Stephens, the US Open champion and French Open finalist, meets the unseeded and highly dangerous Donna Vekic in the first match on Court 1.
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