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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