Wimbledon will be commencing its 133rd edition for the gentlemen’s and 126th edition for the ladies next week.The 20th and 21st centuries have witnessed champions on the British turf, who have amassed the most number of Wimbledon titles in the
'Wimbledon will be commencing its 133rd edition for the gentlemen’s and 126th edition for the ladies next week.The 20th and 21st centuries have witnessed champions on the British turf, who have amassed the most number of Wimbledon titles in the history of the sport.Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Gentlemen’s Singles Champion Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Gentlemen’s Singles Champion, Roger Federer Roger Federer is the only man on this planet who has lifted up the silver gilt cup eight times on the Centre Court of All England Club.The Swiss ace won his premiere Wimbledon title in 2003 and he went on do it until 2007 and he became the second man to win the Wimbledon title for five consecutive times and the one being Bjorn Borg from Sweden.Roger Federer uplifted his recent Wimbledon title in 2017.That year, the Swiss did not play any five-set epic battles on the British grass, but he regards it to be one of the remarkable victories of his thriving career, as Federer did not drop a set in the entire span of two weeks and was declared the gentlemen’s champion in the SW19 district of London.Also, Wimbledon 2017 victory was achieved after his hiatus from tennis and it was his first Wimbledon title in front of his all four kids.After Roger Federer, Pete Sampras has the most number of Wimbledon titles with a total of seven, followed by Bjorn with five titles and Novak Djokovic dwells on number four.Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Ladies’ Singles Champion Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Ladies’ Singles Champion, Martina Navratilova In her 30-year-old service to the WTA tour, the Czech-born American, Martina Navratilova has the most number of Wimbledon titles and she heaped up nine ‘Venus Rosewater Dish’ (the ladies trophy at Wimbledon) accolades in her collection of 344 tennis titles.Navratilova made her Grand Slam breakthrough with Wimbledon 1978 title.She dwells alone in the category of most consecutive Wimbledon titles won by a tennis player and she extended her Wimbledon winning streak to six.She was unstoppable on British grass between the years 1982 and 1987.Besides her nine singles crown in All England Club, Navratilova has pulled off eleven doubles titles on the green grass of London.Her Wimbledon 1984 glory contributed to complete her Career Slam in doubles that year.In the Open Era of tennis, Steffi Graf and Serena Williams have second highest number of sterling silver salver with both of them tying up at number seven.Then the list is followed by Venus Williams who has won the title five times.Serena and Venus Williams are still in the quest of their next Wimbledon crown.Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Gentlemen’s Doubles Champion Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Gentlemen’s Doubles Champion, Woodforde(L) and Woodbridge(R) The Australian tennis player, Todd Andrew Woodbridge is regarded as the most successful doubles player of all times.Out of his hoard of 16 Grand Slam titles, Woodbridge has the most number of Wimbledon titles in the gentlemen’s doubles section with nine Wimbledon crowns.In the year 1994, the former doubles World Number one, Woodbridge was the champion in the gentlemen’s doubles and mixed doubles category.Six of his Wimbledon gentlemen’s doubles title were accomplished by teaming up with his compatriot, Mark Woodforde and the rest were achieved with Jonas Bjorkman’s partnership.In 1997, Woodbridge made to the semifinals at Wimbledon and simultaneously hit the career-high ranking of World Number 19.The 14-time Grand Slam champion, Pete Sampras lost his first ever Wimbledon match to Woodbridge and with that win, he occupies the name in the list of seven people who defeated Sampras at Wimbledon.Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Ladies’ Doubles Champion Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Ladies’ Doubles Champion, Elizabeth Ryan The American tennis player on the Amateur tour, Elizabeth Ryan has the most number of Wimbledon titles in the ladies’ doubles category.She has won the ladies’ doubles titles at Wimbledon for 12 times and her first Wimbledon title came in the year 1914.In 1919, 1921, 1923, 1927 and 1930, Ryan was the Wimbledon champion on both ladies’ and mixed doubles courts.Altogether, Ryan has won 19 ladies’ and mixed doubles Wimbledon titles.Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Mixed Doubles Champions Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles: Mixed Doubles Champions, Leander Paes with Martina Hingis On the mixed doubles courts, Ken Fletcher, Vic Seixas, Owen Davidson, and Leander Paes have four titles each and that records the highest in the mixed doubles category.And out of the four men, only Leander Paes has won all his mixed doubles Wimbledon crowns in the Open Era of tennis.Elizabeth Ryan outnumbers the men in the count of the mixed doubles Wimbledon titles, she has won seven times on the Amateur tour of tennis. . The post Tennis Players With Most Number Of Wimbledon Titles appeared first on Essentially Sports .'
Indian Tennis Round up | Ramkumar Ramanathan enters second round of Wimbledon Qualifications, Saketh Myneni bows out
Ramkumar Ramanathan has entered the second round of the men’s singles qualification event for the Wimbledon after beating Lukas Lacko in straight sets. In another men’s singles match, Saketh Myneni lost to Guillermo Garcia Lopez of Spain in round 1
The 2019 French Open Champion, Rafael Nadal will enter the Wimbledon Championships 2019 as the no. 3 seed with arch-rival, Roger Federer seeded above him.
'The 2019 French Open Champion, Rafael Nadal will enter the Wimbledon Championships 2019 as the no. 3 seed with arch-rival, Roger Federer seeded above him.Rafael Nadal was not pleased by the seedings process at the Wimbledon Championships as he suggests that the seeding procedure at the Wimbledon is different from that of the other events.In an interview with Movistar, Rafael Nadal expressed his disappointment with the seeding policy at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC). The Spaniard was not surprised after he was seeded no. 3 at the Wimbledon Championships 2019.He said, “It’s the usual thing.” The 18-time grand slam champion further criticized the Championships as he continued, “Wimbledon is the only tournament of the year where they do whatever they want in that sense.” Rafael Nadal, however, did not stress too much about the seeding as he feels that he has to be at his best to win matches at the AELTC.He said, “Whatever it is, whether I’m two or three, I’ll have to be at my best and will fight to win the games I’m involved in.” Rafael Nadal is currently leading the ATP Race to London standings with 5505 points in the 2019 season.While Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are lagging behind him on the 2nd and 3rd position with 4725 and 3860 points respectively.The Spaniard certainly has been the better player in this season.However, he suggested that Wimbledon does not care about how the players performed during the season while making the seedings.Rafael Nadal further added, “The only thing that doesn’t seem right is that it’s only Wimbledon that does this.It’s not just for me, it’s for other players too.They don’t respect the status that players have earned throughout the season.” Rafael Nadal suspects Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to win the title at the Wimbledon Championships 2019. “The candidates to win I suppose are Federer, Djokovic, and there are young players who are playing well, we’ll have to see how they compete,” he explained.The 32-year-old later praised the Wimbledon Championships and said, “It’s a special tournament, different from the rest, and there are more chances of a surprise.It’s a unique tournament.” . The post Rafael Nadal Unhappy With Wimbledon Championships Seeding System appeared first on Essentially Sports .'
The 34-year-old, who lost to Roger Federer in the 2006 Australian Open final, was handed a wild card to play in this year’s Wimbledon.
'Former world number eight Marcos Baghdatis, who was Australian Open runner-up in 2006, will quit tennis after this year’s Wimbledon, the 34-year-old Cypriot announced on Monday. “This decision was not an easy one. It has proven tough for me, especially physically, to come back to where I feel like I belong,” said Baghdatis whose ranking has slumped to 138 in the world and who was handed a wild card to play in this year’s Wimbledon which starts on July 1. “Even though my mind wants to do it, the limits of my body have prevented me to maintain and play at a consistent high level as I expect from myself. “Especially the last two years have been very difficult for me with recurring injuries and pain.” Baghdatis, who lost to Roger Federer in the 2006 Australian Open final and fell to Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon semi-finals later that same year, won four ATP titles in his career. \'Thank you for always believing in me.\' @marcosbaghdatis has announced that @Wimbledon will be his last tournament as a professional on the #ATPTour . pic.twitter.com/kBLsJp26Ls — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) June 24, 2019 .. Read more'
With his victory over David Goffin in Halle yesterday, Roger Federer is now seven ATP titles away from Jimmy Connors’ record of 109 crowns.By collecting his title in the Wimbledon’s warm-up event on the German grass, mathematically empowers Federer
'With his victory over David Goffin in Halle yesterday, Roger Federer is now seven ATP titles away from Jimmy Connors’ record of 109 crowns.By collecting his title in the Wimbledon’s warm-up event on the German grass, mathematically empowers Federer as the second seed at the London major.With this seeding, Roger Federer will not meet the top seed and defending champion, Novak Djokovic until the gentlemen’s finals of Wimbledon Championships 2019. “It might make no difference if Rafa is in my section (laughs),” Roger Federer said. “I guess you could say I avoid Novak in the semis. “But at the end of the day, that is so far away.What it helps me (to do) is plan earlier.That’s it.” Roger Federer Despite, Rafael Nadal being ranked second in the world, Federer is seeded ahead of the French Open 2019 champion and the eminent rivalries of the sporting world will be placed in the same half for the British Grand Slam event this year.Federer outnumbers Nadal by 180 points in the points-tally for Wimbledon seeding, which considers the performances of players in grass-court events over the past 12 months and the ATP Ranking points which all participants have earned until the week before the beginning of Wimbledon.Last year, it was a despondent loss for the Swiss World Number three , Roger Federer in the quarterfinals SW19 major.He was trounced by the rangy South African, Kevin Anderson in five sets after Federer faced a match point in the third set.Roger Federer and Kevin Anderson The top seed at Wimbledon 2018, Roger Federer, last week, pulled through two battles in Halle against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Roberto Bautista Agut.This season, the Swiss ace has lost four matches against Stefanos Tsitsipas (in Melbourne), Dominic Thiem (in Indian Wells and Madrid) and Rafael Nadal (in Paris). The Wimbledon Championships 2019 will be getting underway on July 1 and Roger Federer will play his opening round match on July 2. . The post Roger Federer Unfazed By Seeding at Wimbledon Championships 2019 appeared first on Essentially Sports .'
The Wimbledon Championships 2019 is just around the corner and a number of tennis stars will travel to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.The Championships will commence with the qualifiers on June 24, followed by the actual
'The Wimbledon Championships 2019 is just around the corner and a number of tennis stars will travel to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.The Championships will commence with the qualifiers on June 24, followed by the actual tournament on July 1st.Prior to all that, the Wimbledon Championships 2019 draw is set to take place on the 30th June.Finally, the iconic tournament concludes on July 14th, a fortnight later.Reigning World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and World No. 6 Angelique Kerber head into the tournament as defending champions.After suffering a defeat at the hands of Dominic Thiem in the Roland Garros 2019 semi-final, Djokovic is on a mission.Meanwhile, on the Women’s front, Angelique Kerber suffered a first round defeat at Roland Garros.The German will also be eager for redemption at the Wimbledon Championships 2019?Coming back to the Wimbledon Championships 2019 it is estimated that around 2,500 broadcasters will work in the Broadcast Centre.In addition to that, 18 courts will have live television coverage, which is more than any other Grand Slam.The good news for the fans is that, the Club strives to place at least part of the Wimbledon Championships 2019 on national, free-to-air television.Also, international broadcasters have been approached on a country-to-country basis.These meetings determined moves to satisfy cable, satellite, and terrestrial broadcasters.Back in 2018, the Wimbledon Broadcast Services was introduced as the AELTC’s new host broadcast operation.It provided multicamera coverage in all 18 courts, as well as net-cam coverage on Centre Court and the No.1 Court.In England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, BBC will provide full coverage of the Wimbledon Championships 2019.In France, Monaco, Bahrain, Egypt and several over Middle-Eastern countries, beIn Sports, will provide coverage.ESPN will be the official broadcaster in the United States and various Central and South American countries.Eurosport will telecast the batches in Belgium, Russia, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Norway and several other East European nations.Fox Asia and Fox Sports will televise the Wimbledon Championships 2019 in China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand and many Asian countries, and Australia respectively.STAR India will telecast in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and more.Will Novak Djokovic lift the Wimbledon 2019 trophy? . The post Where to Catch the Wimbledon Championships 2019 Tournament appeared first on Essentially Sports .'
The 2006 Australian Open finalist, Marcos Baghdatis announced on Monday that he will play the last tournament of his career at the Wimbledon Championships 2019 which is scheduled to start from July 1.Marcos Baghdatis played his last tournament at
'The 2006 Australian Open finalist, Marcos Baghdatis announced on Monday that he will play the last tournament of his career at the Wimbledon Championships 2019 which is scheduled to start from July 1.Marcos Baghdatis played his last tournament at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships in February.The former world no. 8 took the social media to inform about the sad news.He wrote, “I wanted to take the time to write to you all and let you know that this upcoming Wimbledon will be my last tournament as a tennis professional.” Marcos Baghdatis To everyone’s surprise, Marcos Baghdatis was awarded a wild card entry at the Wimbledon Championships 2019.He revealed the reason why the Championships awarded him a wild card entry.He said, “I am extremely grateful to the All England Club for granting me the main draw wild card… and giving me a chance to say goodbye to the sport that I love so much and has been such a big part of my life for the last 30+ years.This decision was not an easy one.It has proven tough for me, especially physically, to come back to where I feel like I belong.” Marcos Baghdatis revealed that his body does not allow him to play more tennis.He said, “Even though my mind wants to do it, the limits of my body have prevented me to maintain and play at a consistently high level as I expect from myself.Especially in the last two years have been very difficult for me with recurring injuries and pain.” He continued, “Besides that, I have a beautiful wife, two young daughters, and a third child on the way and I could not be more excited to spend more time with all of them at home.” “Although I am sad to say goodbye to the sport as an active player, I am very excited for the next chapter of my life – I am going to be staying heavily involved in tennis in a number of capacities, so you will continue to see me on the tour,” added Marcos Baghdatis.Marcos Baghdatis thanked everyone who was the part of his tennis career.He further added, “Lastly, there are so many people to thank who have been a part of this incredible journey with me, starting with my family first and for all.To all the people that have helped me become the person and tennis player I am today, I say thank you, especially to my Mum and Dad who supported me since the age of three to play tennis.” Baghdatis continued his emotional goodbye saying, “Thank you for always believing in me and pushing me to become better.My team, my close friends, but especially the fans around the world.You made me feel welcome in each and every city and country I have ever been to, and your love, support, and energy is something I will truly miss.” Marcos Baghdatis played some memorable matches which will always be remembered in the history of tennis.His best performance came at the Australian Open 2006 where he reached the finals but fell short of Roger Federer as he lost the match in 4-sets.He played a marathon 5 setter match against Andre Agassi at the US Open 2006 which ended past midnight.He again played a long match against Lleyton Hewitt in front of his home crowd at the Australian Open 2008.The match started a few minutes before midnight and continued till half-past four Baghdatis, however, lost the match, he earned immense respect from the audience.After suffering from injuries, Marcos Baghdatis came back on tour and upset the then world no. 1, Roger Federer after saving 3 match points at the Indian Wells Masters 2010.The Cypriot also dispatched the world no. 1, Rafael Nadal at the Cincinnati Masters quarterfinals.Marcos Baghdatis was the only player to defeat Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in that season, while they were on the top of the ATP rankings.It will be interesting to see how he ends his career at the Wimbledon Championships 2019. . The post Marcos Baghdatis to Retire at Wimbledon Championships 2019 appeared first on Essentially Sports .'
After Rafael Nadal romped his way to yet another French Open title, all eyes turned to the next Grand Slam.The iconic Wimbledon Championship is just around the corner and Wimbledon 2019 promises to be very exciting.
'After Rafael Nadal romped his way to yet another French Open title, all eyes turned to the next Grand Slam.The iconic Wimbledon Championship is just around the corner and Wimbledon 2019 promises to be very exciting.Some of the biggest names in the tennis world will be itching to get going when the fortnight arrives.Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber will be eager to retain their perch as king and queen of the Wimbledon grass.However, Djokovic will be aware that he will have a tough battle on his hands.Meanwhile, in the case of Kerber, the Ladies’ game is unpredictable, so she could either successfully defend her title, or surrender it to someone else.For Wimbledon fans the race will be on to beat the crowds this year and secure a ticket for the legendary tournament.Wimbledon 2019 is set to commence on the 1st of July and end on the 14th.However, the qualifiers will take place from 25th June to 28th.In addition to that, the Ladies’ Singles final, will take place on 13th July, with the Gentlemen’s Singles final on the 14th.The Wimbledon tournament is one of the oldest Grand Slams of all-time, having first been held at the All England Club in London since 1877.Wimbledon Championships 2019 For this year, Wimbledon 2019 will be broadcast by BBC as usual in the entire duration of the tournament.Live matches will be available on BBC1, BBC2 and the BBC Red Button.There will also be a separate programme called, ‘Today at Wimbledon’ for nightly match analysis and round-ups over the fortnight.In the USA, Wimbledon will be available for broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2, though timings are yet to be released.Whatever the case, Wimbledon 2019 will certainly be worth watching this year as well.Will Novak Djokovic defend his championship or will Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal usurp him?With Andy Murray also hoping for a last hurrah, will he get his swan song?Will Novak Djokovic lift the Wimbledon 2019 trophy? . The post Where to Watch the Wimbledon 2019 Tournament appeared first on Essentially Sports .'
Wimbledon Championships 2019 seeds for gentlemen’s and ladies were unveiled after the Swiss World Number three, Roger Federer earned his second seed badge yesterday in Halle after defeating David Goffin in the finals and after Ashleigh Barty turned
'Wimbledon Championships 2019 seeds for gentlemen’s and ladies were unveiled after the Swiss World Number three , Roger Federer earned his second seed badge yesterday in Halle after defeating David Goffin in the finals and after Ashleigh Barty turned World Number one by lifting up the Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham.Wimbledon Championships 2019 Seeds: Gentlemen’s Singles Wimbledon Championships 2019 Seeds Last year’s 12th seed and the reigning champion of the grass-court major, Novak Djokovic will top-seeded for the sixth time at Wimbledon and this year he was top-seed at the other majors as well.Federer will not play the World Number one, Djokovic before the finals.Last year’s semifinalist and the two-time Wimbledon champion, Rafael Nadal is seeded after his rivals, Federer and Djokovic.The World Number two, Nadal adds 855 points (which are determined from his past two year’s performance at Wimbledon) to his ATP Ranking points and it sums up to be 8,800 points, and whereas the Federer’s tally aggregates to 8,980 points.Besides the ‘Big Three’, World Number eight and Wimbledon 2018 finalist, Kevin Anderson is seeded fourth.Dominic Thiem , Alexander Zverev , Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Kei Nishikori are seeded fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Rafael Nadal Kevin Anderson Dominic Thiem Alexander Zverev Stefanos Tsitsipas Kei Nishikori John Isner Karen Khachanov Daniil Medvedev Fabio Fognini Marin Cilic Borna Coric Milos Raonic Gael Monfils Wimbledon Championships 2019 Seeds: Ladies’ Singles Wimbledon Championships 2019 Seeds The new World Number one on the WTA record, Ashleigh Barty, reserved her top-seed spot for Wimbledon Championships 2019 after her victory in Birmingham yesterday.She replaced Naomi Osaka from the summit and the Japanese will be the second seed at Wimbledon this year.The reigning champion, Angelique Kerber takes the fifth seed spot and the seven-time champion and the reigning finalist, Serena Williams is seeded 11th.Ashleigh Barty Naomi Osaka Karolina Plisokva Kiki Bertens Angelique Kerber Petra Kvitova Simona Halep Elina Svitolina Sloane Stephens Aryna Sabalenka Serena Williams Anastasija Sevastova Belinda Bencic Caroline Wozniacki Wang Qiang Marketa Vondrousova Wimbledon Championships 2019 Seeds: Gentlemen’s Doubles Wimbledon Championships 2019 Seeds Last year’s Wimbledon gentlemen’s doubles champion, Mike Bryan teamed up with John Sock since his twin brother Bob Bryan was recovering from his back injury.This year, the Bryans brothers are seeded seventh, despite their team being ranked 33rd in the world.Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan Henri Kontinen and John Peers Maximo Gonzalez and Horacio Zeballos Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies Oliver Marach and Jurgen Melzer Dominic Inglot and Austin Krajicek Robin Haase and Frederik Nielsen Wimbledon Championships 2019 Seeds: Ladies Doubles Wimbledon Championships 2019 Seeds The French Open 2019 champions, Timea Babos, and Kristina Mladenovic are top seeds and their team is ranked third in the world.The defending Czech champions, Barbora Krejcikova, and Katerina Siniakova will be second on the list of Wimbledon Championships 2019 seeds.Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschke Anna-Lena Gronefeld and Demi Schuurs Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan Victoria Azarenka and Ashleigh Barty Lucie Hradecka and Andreja Klepac Kirsten Flipkens and Johanna Larsson Duan Yingying and Zheng Saisai Veronika Kudermetova and Jeļena Ostapenko Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu Raquel Atawo and Lyudmyla Kichenok Wimbledon Championships 2019 Seeds: Mixed Doubles (To Be Announced) . The post Wimbledon Championships 2019 Seeds appeared first on Essentially Sports .'