Wimbledon 2013 promises to be an enthralling contest after an exciting Australian Open climaxed on Sunday, with Novak Djokovic proving once again why he is officially the world’s greatest player. The final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic guaranteed a gladiatorial contest, with both men displaying a world class repertoire of shots, phenomenal athleticism and a determination not to lose a single point. Long rallies were inevitable and crowd were treated to some breath-taking points as both players demonstrated an impressive ability to claw back balls that looked beyond them. Despite some impressive tennis from Murray Djokovic eventually triumphed in four sets: 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Murray however will look ahead to Wimbledon 2013 with his greatest chance yet of claiming a maiden home slam. Under the guidance of coach Ivan Lendl, Murray looks a level above the talented but tempestuous player he was 2 years ago, with a new mental steel evident in his displays. Equally encouraging, the Scot looks unburdened since his recent grand slam triumph at the U.S Open, with less fear of failure on the biggest occasions and an evident freedom to aim closer to the lines which is essential to stretch the top players. Djokovic meanwhile looked as strong as ever with a typical hard-hitting display and determined defence under pressure and will remain the man to beat at Wimbledon 2013. But with Roger Federer deadly on his favoured grass courts andRafael Nadal hoping to return to fitness early in the spring, Wimbledon 2013 promises one of the most closely contested tournaments ever.
Meanwhile, Victoria Azarenka successfully defended her title, becoming the first woman since Serena Williams at Wimbledon, 2010 to win a grand slam title as the number one ranked player. Azarenka has now seized the mantle as proven no1 and thrown down the gauntlet to other top players. For the Brits, Heather Watson and Laura Robson have rejuvenated British interest in women’s tennis with their third round performances to establish themselves firmly in the top 50. Robson was particularly impressive, following up her US Open defeat of Kim Clijsters by upsetting former Wimbledon champion Victoria Azarenka.
Wimbledon enjoys special status in tennis as the home of sport and is distinguished by its history, tradition and atmosphere. The tournament also offers a fantastic day out, and with the Wimbledon hospitality on offer, is perfect for entertaining clients. Tennis fans everywhere and British fans especially can look forward to a fantastic Wimbledon 2013 with competition on the men’s and women’s side of the game likely to be as fierce as ever and with British players in the ascendency.