With the Wimbledon public ballot for 2016 now open, let’s take a look back at some of the fantastic tennis we saw at the 2015 tournament. This year there has been no shortage of enthralling battles to watch, but none could compare to the pure brilliance produced by Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as they duelled for the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Championship title.
Within two hours and 56 minutes Djokovic won 7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3, meaning he regained his title for the third year running. The 28-year-old Serb fought hard with plenty of skill and determination against the world No. 2 who has won Wimbledon three times. Even after a rain delay which offered the tired players a well-earned break early in the third set, Djokovic came back fighting and upped his level of commitment to the match, which he thoroughly deserved to win. Federer himself certainly thought so and said a few words after the match about the game: “Novak played great today, also in the last two weeks, and also last year and the year before that. Today he was tough on the bigger points and at the end he was rock solid. I’m sure he still has many more great years ahead of him.” Kind words from Federer as he graciously accepted second place.
Now let’s not forget the ladies in this recognition of marvellous tennis, with Serena Williams taking home her 6th Wimbledon title! However, Maria Sharapova and Garbiñe Muguruza both played exceptionally well this year, coming runners up to Serena. As far as female British stars go, these are the ones to watch next year at Wimbledon: Katie Boulter, Heather Watson and Laura Robson – watch out, we predict they are going to be big names!
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Andy Murray has made a good start to his Wimbledon 2015 campaign with a victory over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the blistering heat at SW19. Murray came through in straight sets 6-4 7-6 6-4 and will now face Dutchman Robin Haase.
There were easy wins for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both securing straight set victories. Federer beat Damir Dzumhur in 67 minutes 6-1 6-3 6-4 while Nadal won against Thomaz Bellucci 6-4 6-2 6-3.
Andy Murray was on superb form with two wins in a day to be crowned the champion at the Queens’s Club this afternoon. Murray had to finish a rain delayed semi-final from yesterday beating Victor Troicki 6-3 7-6. In the final Murray was just to good with a 6-3 6-4 win over the big serving South African Kevin Anderson. This is Murray forth title at Queen’s and he now joins the likes of John McEnroe and Boris Becker who also won the championship four times.
Roger Federer the world number 2 has won the Halle title today for the eighth time. Federer now 33 won 7-6 6-4 against Italy’s Andreas Seppi. The victory now takes Roger to 86 career titles.
The world number 2 Roger Federer moved into the grass court final in Halle, Germany. The top seed won 7-6 7-6 against Ivo Karlovic which brings him closer to a eight title at the event. Standing in his way is Italy’s Andreas Seppi after Kei Nishikori was forced to retire early with a leg injury during the first set.
Andy Murray semi-final match against Victor Troicki at the Queen’s Club was suspended because of rain and tied at 3-3. The winner of this match will face the big serving Kevin Anderson in the final. Anderson was on great form defeating French opponent Gilles Simon 6-3 6-7 6-3.
Andy Murray the three-time champion is into the semi-final at the Queens Club after beating Gilles Muller from Luxembourg this evening 3-6 7-6 6-4. Murray who was in good grass court form will now face the Serb Viktor Troicki who defeated the big serving John Isner 7-6 6-3.
In the other semi-final tomorrow Kevin Anderson will play Gilles Simon. Anderson overcame Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6 7-5 while Simon came through a tough 3 set match against Milos Raonic 4-6 6-3 7-5.
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