Roland Garros barely finished when all eyes are already on Wimbledon, the oldest tournament in the world. A 3th Grand Slam different from previous years with the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian players and the withdrawal of points distributed for this tournament. But the show will be there in the London capital! Who can claim to reach the Wimbledon 2022 final? Overview of the forces present in the male and female tables.
Wimbledon final: look back at the 2021 edition
Before talking about the Wimbledon 2022 final, let’s take a look back at the finals played last season on English grass. In the men’s draw, the British public had Novak Djokovic’s new coronation, his 6th on the central court, against the Italian Matteo Berrettini (6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3), returning to height of Pete Sampras in the number of victories at Wimbledon.
Among the women, it was the Australian Ashleigh Barty who had registered her name for the 1time time in her career, beating the Czech Karolína Plíšková (6-3, 6-7, 6-3) in the final, ending a 41-year wait to see an Australian succeed Evonne Goolagong. The former world No. 1 has since retired, so a new queen will be crowned at Wimbledon this year!
Wimbledon 2022 men’s final: Novak Djokovic as huge favorite
Who can come and prevent Novak Djokovic from winning a 7th trophy on the London lawn? Triple defending champion in England, the Serb will start as the big favorite for this 2022 edition. Returning to level during the Roland Garros tournament after a start to the season marked by the Covid episode in Australia, Nole may have simply missed out confrontations when arriving in Paris.
Who could then join the Serb in the Wimbledon final? Finalist last season, Matteo Berrittini will be one to watch closely. Forfeited at Roland Garros, the Italian should be recovered from his worries for the London tournament and be fresh at the start of the tournament and thus aim for a 2th consecutive Wimbledon final. If the 2 finalists of last season are logical contenders, also watch out for Félix Auger-Aliassime. 8th of finalist at Roland Garros, the Canadian was the only one to put Rafael Nadal close to the exit. His serve and his power make him a credible outsider in London, moreover having reached the quarterfinals last season. Special mention also to Marin Cilic, who, back from injury, has just reached the 1/2 finals in Paris and who will be aiming for a 2th final in England after 2017. A crazy density on the men’s circuit in London this year in the absence of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer who should give a lot of shows and surprises!
Women’s final 2022: Iga Swiatek for the double?
Easy winner of the Roland Garros tournament, Iga Swiatek has entered a new dimension. World number 1 at 21 and with already 2 Grand Slam titles, the Pole will be one of the favorites to reach the Wimbledon final in 2022. However, the double winner at Roland Garros did not go beyond the stage of the 1/8th finals at London. But the confidence gained since the beginning of the year with a single defeat makes her a favorite of the tournament.
And as usual, the competition will be fierce in the women’s draw! Starting with Simona Halep. The Romanian, winner here in 2019, has returned to a very good level in recent weeks. Although eliminated prematurely at Roland Garros, even being invited to the Wimbledon final 2022 would not be a surprise. Distrust also with the unfortunate finalist of 2021, Karolína Plíšková. The Czech has been alternating the good and the bad for several seasons, but in an open and undecided table, everything will still be possible! Special mention for Angélique Kerber, who, winner here in 2018 and semi-finalist last season, has regained her feelings in recent weeks and who could well return to 1er plan.
As in 2021, the Wimbledon tournament, 3th Grand Slam survey of the season, will be broadcast by the BeIN Sports group. Using the BeIN Sports and BeIN Max channels, follow all the matches of the tournament, from 1er point on June 27 to the Wimbledon final on July 11, from 3 p.m.!
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