After clinching a record-extending 40th Masters series title in Paris at the weekend, we’re taking a look at the Novak Djokovic odds for 2024 and whether he will enjoy more grand slam glory. The Serbian’s loss to Carlos Alcaraz in the 2023 Wimbledon final appeared to mark a real shift in men’s tennis but Djokovic has not lost a match since.
Wimbledon threw up a historic surprise in the women’s singles before Novak Djokovic’s long reign in the men’s tournament came to an end. Marketa Vondrousova beat crowd favourite Ons Jabeur to become the first unseeded women’s champion in the competition’s history and a day later, Carlos Alcaraz became the new King of Centre Court when he dethroned Novak Djokovic in a five-set thriller.
Wimbledon 2023 has served up the men’s singles final most tennis fans wanted as the best two players in the world meet on Centre Court. Top spot in the rankings is up for grabs as well as a grand slam title and while this is the final that was widely predicted, picking a winner is not as easy despite Novak Djokovic the clear favourite.
Ons Jabeur hopes she has served her apprenticeship as she bids to take the final step and win a maiden grand slam title on Saturday. No other woman can match the Tunisian’s achievement in reaching three grand slam finals in the last five tournaments after finishing as runner-up at Wimbledon last year and at the US Open.
Wimbledon celebrates the career of Roger Federer today so we’re looking back at all his grand slam victories. Federer, who announced his retirement last September, will have his achievement of winning a record eight grand slam titles in SW19 recognised during a special ceremony before the action on Centre Court begins at 1.30pm. Here are all the Federer grand slam wins during the 41-year-old’s incredible career.
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki has announced her intention to return to tennis after a three-year retirement and is the latest athlete to plan a famous sporting comeback. Wozniacki, who won the 2018 Australian Open and was runner-up in two US Open finals in 2009 and 2014, is targeting her grand slam return at Flushing Meadows later this year.
Andy Murray’s victory at Nottingham took him to his highest singles ranking in over five years and raised hopes of a Wimbledon seeding. When Murray was ranked 839th in the world in July 2018 as he recovered from his first hip surgery, challenging at grand slams again seemed a forlorn hope but he has fought back into the world’s top 40.