It’s a momentous event for tennis because the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis event, the Wimbledon Champions, returns for its one hundred and thirty fifth version from 27 June to 10 July 2022. Showmax Professional subscribers throughout Africa, excluding these in South Africa, Mauritius and Lesotho, will be capable to dwell stream all of the motion from the All England Garden Tennis and Croquet Membership in London, courtesy of SuperSport.
Six-time champion Novak Djokovic seems to defend his title following his return to aggressive tennis at Roland Garros in Might, the place he was knocked out of the event by a defeat towards Rafael Nadal, who gained the boys’s singles title for a document 14th time and secured his second Grand Slam of the calendar yr, having additionally gained the Australian Open firstly of 2022.
These wins put Nadal at 22 Grand Slam titles in complete – two forward of each of his long-standing rivals, Djokovic and Roger Federer, who’s presently injured. Djokovic leads their head-to-head by 30 wins to Nadal’s 28 – the Serbian has gained essentially the most finals, with 15 to Nadal’s 13, however Nadal will probably be boosted going into this yr’s Wimbledon with essentially the most Grand Slam wins in historical past.
This yr is about to wow spectators because the 19-year-old newcomer Carlos Alcaraz, who can be the youngest participant to defeat each Nadal and Djokovic, is likely one of the high contenders alongside 2021 Wimbledon runner-up, Matteo Berrettini, and Roland Garros runner-up, Casper Ruud. Stan Wawrinka returns following a 2021 surgical procedure and can compete at Wimbledon for the primary time since 2019 after receiving a wildcard.
Within the girls’s discipline, reigning champion Ashleigh Barty introduced her retirement from skilled tennis in March 2022. The women’ discipline is presently led by world primary, Iga Swiatek, who seems to increase her record-equalling 35-match successful run and safe a 3rd Grand Slam title following her latest win and second French Open title at Roland Garros towards Coco Gauff.
High feminine contenders embrace four-time Grand Slam winner and native favorite, Emma Raducanu. This yr will even see Serena Williams returning to Grand Slam tennis after being granted a major draw wild-card slot on this yr’s discipline. Williams has gained essentially the most Grand Slam titles, together with Wimbledon seven occasions, most just lately successful on back-to-back events in 2015 and 2016. Naomi Osaka will miss out on this yr’s motion attributable to a last-minute harm.
Showmax Professional subscribers throughout Africa, excluding South Africa, Mauritius and Lesotho, have a front-row seat to catch all of the motion from one of many 4 Grand Slams at Wimbledon 2022, streaming dwell courtesy of SuperSport.
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