Wimbledon 2023 Preview

On Monday 3rd July, the sport’s historic grass court major at the grounds of the All England Lawn & Tennis Club will commence.

Wimbledon 2023 will once again provide tennis lovers with more drama in the coming fortnight and hopefully the good weather will continue to shine on the Wimbledon fortnight.

At the age of 36, Novak Djokovic is on the cusp of writing tennis history as he goes in search of his 24th major.

The Serbian is looking to surpass Serena Williams record for mostaz fai. Grand Slams won in the modern era of tennis.

Djokovic won his 23rd Grand Slam earlier this month on the clay courts of Roland Garros in Paris.

The Serbs biggest threat to lifting the title could well fall to up-and-coming Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz who last week reclaimed the World No.1 ranking with his first ever grass court title when he triumphed at Queens Club in London.

Other top players who could well figure in SW19 are Daniil Medvedev, Casper Rudd and 2022 runner up Nick Kyrgios.

Jannik Sinner took Djokjovic to five sets in the final here twelve months ago but hasn’t been at his best in the past few months.

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Holger Rune are also ones to keep an eye on, if Djokovic or Alcaraz fail.

Britain’s Andy Murray has skipped a lot of this season to concentrate on grass and has now been drawn against fellow Brit Ryan Penistone in the opening round.

In the women’s event, it appears to be as open as ever with Poland’s and world No.1 Iga Swiatek the favourite after lifting her fourth major recently in winning the French Open and third Paris title since 2020.

However, her form at Wimbledon isn’t great having never advanced to the quarter finals.

Last years champion Elena Rybakina will be looking to hold onto her title after performing so well on grass last year.

This year’s Australian Open winner Aryna Sabalenka warrants respect as both her and Rybakina are big hitters along with Jelena Ostapenko who recently won at Birmingham.

Last year’s runner up Ons Jabeur is another player who could go deep into the championships along with Americans Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff, whilst two time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, who recently won her 31st career title only last week, loves this surface and has already won six titles on grass.