Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Grass is Green, Wimbledon is Evergreen

And now, we move to Tennis' most prestigious event in a player's calendar, The Wimbledon. After many years, competition for the title in the Gentlemen category has reached a new height. The defending champion, Roger Federer is recovering from a minor slump in his form, but to many and himself, starts favourite for the event. He won his second title at the Gerry Webber Open beating the likes of former Australian open finalist Bhagtatis and also Kohlschrieber. Rafael Nadal, with yet another French Open in his kitty, started the grass court campaign with a win in Artois Championship, defeating a never-give-up Djokovic. The wimbledon will have its own share of Serbian army, with Djokovic in the Men's catogory, and Ivanovic and Jankovic in the Ladies Category. The return of the Williams sisters will add to the excitement, Venus, being the defending champion. Stiff competition will be expected also from Blake, Gasquet, Roddick, Ferrer, Sharapova, Hantuchova, Radwanska, Vaidisova and Safina, who wants to inspire her "Big" elder brother, Marat Safin to continue playing and strike form. The services of former World Number 1, Justin Henin will be sorely missed. The Indian star Sania Mirza will be back on Grand Slam charts this wimbledon.
The competition will serve a healthy work-out for preparations prior to the Olympics in Beijing, a month away from the end of the Wimbledon Championships. It is going to be yet another breath-taking competition. Be ready to top your summer extravaganza with Wimbledon 2008!
Game Set Match on!

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