Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer: London Is Calling
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This year's Wimbledon has all the makings of an historic year. This is a magical place where tradition runs deep. There is a higher meaning for those tough enough to make it to Wimbledon. All their preparations will manifest themselves into their quest for the Holy Grail in tennis.
The quest to be the next Wimbledon champion has begun.
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have all made their intentions known: They will not go home without winning the All England Club's most prized possession. This is a new era in tennis's big three. There is the returning champion, Rafael Nadal, who has won two Wimbledon titles. Roger Federer, who has the best history on grass, has won six Wimbledon titles. Finally Novak Djokovic, who is eyeing his first-ever Wimbledon title.
Rafael Nadal is known as a clay court expert. It is this grass court where he falls short. To win his career Grand Slam and prove to the world he was worthy of such an honor, Nadal would need to prove he could play on any surface.
A top player must be able to play and adapt their game on every surface.
Nadal proved he could do this when he won the Wimbledon title in 2008 and 2010. Grass is slowly becoming one of Nadal's favorite playing surfaces. Nadal has a myriad of weapons in his arsenal to take home this year's Wimbledon crown, but many questions still plague Nadal today.
Can he come back or will his knees hold out? Nadal has answered that question every time with another Grand Slam title.
Yes, he can and he's out to prove that once again in England.
Novak Djokovic is on fire. He has proven himself nearly unbeatable in 2011. So far this year, Djokovic has won the Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Rome. Djokovic is much more confident in his own skin and the grass surfaces. Djokovic has worked on the timing of his forehand, fixed his serve and increased his agility. Djokovic has the best return game in the tournament.
By the end of the second week, Djokovic will be be the guy to get past.
Roger Federer is the favorite of this tournament with six Wimbledon titles. He lost last year to Tomas Berdych in five sets. No one else on the tour moves as well as Federer on grass. Wimbledon is about quick points and shorts rallies. This is where Federer excels. Federer dominates his opponents by constantly changing up his game. He can play the net and baseline as effectively on grass as anywhere else.
At Wimbledon, Roger Federer is a force to be reckoned with.
The dawn of Wimbledon is quickly approaching. This year promises a rivalry worthy of this tennis cathedral.
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