December 5, 2022

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Nadal and Djokovic, Serena's return, Pia Haddad 'fly' and everything you need to know about the tournament

Nadal and Djokovic, Serena’s return, Pia Haddad ‘fly’ and everything you need to know about the tournament

The tournament starts on Monday and you’ll get full coverage of all the matches by ESPN on Star +


The most traditional Grand Slam tournament of the year begins on Monday. On the sacred lawn of the All England Club, Championship Wimbledon 2022.

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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Ega Swatic, Serena Williams, Pia Haddad Maya The international tennis stars will be in London battling for their third Grand Slam title this year.

All matches and stadiums of the tournament will be broadcast from June 27 for a period of two weeks By ESPN on Star +.

See below for what you need to know about the tournament.

Tennis players “banned”

In response to the war in Ukraine, Wimbledon decided to ban Russian and Belarusian tennis players from participating in the tournament this year. This will make the big names miss the competition on the sacred lawn.

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In response to the tournament’s stance that tennis players from Russia and Belarus are banned, the ATP and the Tennis Association have announced that Wimbledon will not count points in the rankings of the two organizations.

And there are people who will suffer a lot from that, especially Novak Djokovic, who will not be #1 in the rankings anymore no matter what happens at Wimbledon.

Djokovic and Nadal can match legends

Novak Djokovic Enter the tournament with 6 cups at Wimbledon. can match sampras houseChampion 7 times.

Nadal, on the other hand, was a two-time champion at Wimbledon and could match John McEnroe and Boris Beckerwho have won the championship three times in their careers.

Still the greatest Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, with 8 titles. The injured Swiss will not participate in this year’s edition of the tournament.

News in the rules

This year, for the first time, the tournament will have a great playoff (which goes to whoever gets 10 points first), when the singles match is 6-6 in the fifth set.

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Can Pia Haddad Maya keep the good stage?

The Brazilian is going through a historic stage in tennis. With two consecutive titles on grass at the Wimbledon Prep Championships and reaching the highest ranking tennis player in the country (28), she has reached the Grand Slam as the 23rd seed and will try to maintain momentum in the singles and doubles arcs.

Pea arrives at Wimbledon after losing the Eastbourne semi-final, but suffers a setback after 13 consecutive matches.

Other Brazilians

Thiago Monteiro in the men’s singles category, the only representative of the country among men. Among the women, in addition to Pia Haddad Maya, we will also have Laura Pegosi in the singles arc, and Pia in the doubles as well.

In the men’s doubles, Brazil is represented by Bruno Soares, Marcelo Melo, Rafael Matos, Fernando Romboli and Thiago Monteiro.

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Can anyone stop Iga?

The Pole arrived at Wimbledon with 35 wins after being a champion at Roland Garros. Swiatek remained at the WTA. However, anything can happen on the lawn.

Ons Jabeur and Anett Kontaveit pose the main threats, in theory, to the Iga Swiatek era.

The greatest comeback ever

Serena Williams is almost 41 years old, and she’ll be taking it back to the courts after a one-year hiatus. The American has not played since Wimbledon last year, when she had to retire due to injury.

Serena received an invitation from the organization. I’ve only played doubles for the past few weeks. The actual status of the 23rd Grand Slam winner is unknown, so she is unlikely to be considered a title contender.