Roger Federer And Venus Williams Favorites To Win 2017 Wimbledon Championship
The 7 time Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer has made it to the semi-finals and is the clear favorite to win the men’s singles final and capture a record 8 Wimbledon Championship. Federer will first have to get through the number 11th seed T Berdych to book a place in the final where he could face either the 7th seed M Cilic or the 24th seed American S Querrey.
Federer In Line For 8th Wimbledon Championship
The 35 year old Federer, who is seeded third at the 2017 Wimbledon, played down the favorite tag by saying that other three contenders were all hard hitters and will play a major part in determining the final outcome of their matches. Federer and Berdych have played each other 24 times and are very familiar with each other’s game with Federer winning the last 7 encounters, with a record of 18-6.
Berdych has tremendous respect for Federer and believes he is the greatest tennis player of all time but will take confidence in the fact that he beat Federer during Wimbledon 2010. Berdych is confident that if he goes out there and plays his best, he has a great opportunity to upset Federer. Should Federer get past Berdych and make it to the finals, he will be very difficult to beat.
Muguruza – Final Hurdle
In the ladies singles, Venus Williams has already made it to the finals after outplaying J Konta 6-4, 6-2. Williams who is seeded 10th will take on the 14th seed G Muguruza from Venezuela and is expected to win her 6th Wimbledon Championship. Her sister Serena Williams won the 2015 and 2016 Wimbledon Championship and is not defending her championship this year as she is preparing for the birth of her first child.
Serena’s absence from Wimbledon also provides Venus with a great opportunity to capture one more Wimbledon championship as Serena has dominated Venus whenever they have played against each other. The 37 year old Venus is arguably at the end of her career but she is having a fantastic year in 2017 and admitted that she has managed to raise her game when it came down to the big matches.
Williams will have a tough challenge before her as Muguruza knows what it is like to win a grand slam. The 23 year old defeated Serena Williams in 2016 to win the French Open and is keen to win her first Wimbledon championship.