Wimbledon is underway this week, bringing all of the biggest names in tennis to England to compete for the third Grand Slam of the year. The big question on everyone’s mind is whether anyone can stop Novak Djokovic from winning the title for the fifth time in a row? Dojokovic entered the tournament as the No.1 seed, followed by Spanish legend, Rafael Nadal as the second seed.
The first couple rounds of the tournament went pretty much as expected, with a few losses in big names such as fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the 3rd Round. We don’t expect too much competition for either Djokovic or Nadal until the Semi Finals.
Who can give Djokovic a run for his money?
The Serbian tennis great is looking good once again this year but a few players do possess what it takes to give him a run for his money. Some of the players we believe could provide an upset this year include:
Carlos Alcaraz – Known for his big forehand and deft drop shots, Alcaraz has a great blend of both power and touch. The Spaniard is only 19 years of age but was able to take out both Nadal and Djokovic at the Madrid Open in early 2021. What Alcaraz misses in experience he seems to make up for in enthusiasm and should be considered a threat to anyone who stands in his way.
In the current draw, Alcaraz would meet Djokovic in the Quarter Finals, which should be a great match for tennis fans.
Jannik Sinner – 10th seed Sinner has been solid throughout the 2021 and 2022 seasons putting up good results and deep runs at most major tournaments. The 20-year-old Italian advanced to the quarterfinal at Masters 1000 events in Miami, Monte Carlo, and Rome and was in the fourth round at Roland Garros for the French Open.
A 6’2” Sinner has great reach and a good serve to back up his calmness and fighting spirit on the court. Sinner has only ever played in Wimbledon once before where he was bounced out early. This shouldn’t however make much of a difference to his confidence given he is a rising star who hasn’t quite hit his max potential yet. This could be the year.
Rafael Nadal – The second seed and most obvious choice into this list is the GOAT, Rafael Nadal. Rafa was able to take down the Australian Open title this year, which surprised many and then took home yet another French Open title to secure his 22nd major win, two more than Djokovic and Federer. It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to see Nadal add Wimbledon on his year’s resume, but it will probably require him to play out of his skin to upset Djokovic who looks on his game at the moment.