Tennis Current Affairs

Roger Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon title

Switzerland’s Roger Federer won 2017 Wimbledon title in the men’s single category. In the final match he defeated Marin Cilic of Croatia by 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 score.

It was Federer’s record eighth Wimbledon title and overall 19th Grand Slam. With this victory, 36-year old Federer also became Wimbledon’s oldest champion, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was 32 when he won in 1976.

Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title beating Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. The 36-year old Federer is also Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976. He also became the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win Wimbledon without dropping a set in the entire tournament.

Other Category winners

Women’s single

Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain) defeated Venus Williams (United States) by 7–5, 6–0 score to win her first Wimbledon title in the women’s single category.

Men’s Doubles

Łukasz Kubot (Poland) and Marcelo Melo (Brazil) pair defeated Oliver Marach (Austria) and Mate Pavić (Croatia) pair to win 2017 Wimbledon title in Men’s Doubles category.

Women’s Doubles

Russian pair Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina defeated Chan Hao-ching (Chinese Taipei) and Monica Niculescu (Romania) to win 2017 Wimbledon title in Women’s Doubles category.

Mixed Doubles

Jamie Murray (United Kingdom) and Martina Hingis (Switzerland) defeated Henri Kontinen (Finland) and Heather Watson (United Kingdom) to win 2017 Wimbledon title in mixed Doubles category.

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Men’s Tennis ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal moves up to No.2

Rafael Nadal has increased his rankings by two spots to stand at No.2 in the ATP rankings which is his highest since October 2014.

Previous year French Open champion Novak Djokovic has moved from second place to fourth place in the ATP rankings, which is his lowest ranking in seven years. Incidentally, Novak Djokovic got knocked out in quaterfinals of the French Open.

Men’s Tennis ATP Current Rankings

First Rank: Andy Murray (Great Britain)

Second Rank: Rafael Nadal (Spain)

Third Rank: Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland)

Fourth Rank: Novak Djokovic (Serbia & Montenegro)

Fifth Rank: Roger Federer (Switzerland)

WTA Current Rankings

French Open Champion Jelena Ostapenko has jumped from 47th place to a career-high 12th in the WTA rankings. French Open title was her first tour-level title of her career. Last year, Jelena was knocked out of the tournament in the first round itself.

In the WTA rankings, Angelique Kerber retains her No. 1 position despite losing in the first round of French Open.

First Rank: Angelique Kerber (Germany)

Second Rank: Simona Halep (Romania)

Third Rank: Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)

Fourth Rank: Serena Williams (USA)

Fifth Rank: Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)

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