With Wimbledon starting today all eyes will be on Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and a host of other big names.
Djokovic is the strong favourite to win a fourth Wimbledon title and he is certainly coming into the tournament with a fighting spirit. Djokovic starts his campaign later today against British wild card James Ward and he has warned his competitors that he still feels as if he is improving as a player.
In a recent interview he said, “Obviously I’m at the peak of my career at the moment. I see still lots of room for improvement, things that I can work on. That’s something that encourages me. That’s something that keeps me grounded in a way, gives me more reason to practise.”
However, he did name Andy Murray as one of his main rivals because of his ranking, his history of playing well and winning at Wimbledon.
Serena Williams is coming to Wimbledon looking for her 22nd Grand Slam victory but her first in 12 months after disappointments in the US, Australian and French Opens. However, she said that she is not feeling any extra pressure ahead of the tournament and that she isn’t feeling as much tension as she usually does.
Williams beat Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in last year’s Wimbledon final and she is likely to be her biggest rival this year after Muguruza beat Williams in the French Open final a few weeks ago.
Speaking of that defeat Williams said, “It’s important to learn from every loss. I think I usually do that. Throughout my whole career I have been able to learn a lot and come back a much better player.”
Williams begins the tournament playing Amra Sadikovic on Tuesday in what is sure to be a fairly straightforward match.