Wimbledon 2011: 7 Performances That Disappointed Us at the Championships
Overall Wimbledon 2011 was pretty good to us tennis fans.
We saw some really good matches and some really stellar play from the best players in the world.
But there were also those rain delays that no one likes to see (it is London in the summer however).
Even worse than the rain though, were those performances that left us asking questions and wondering what happened?
It's not that the performance for Milos Raonic was bad, it's that his performance was to short.
Raonic hurt himself in his second round match against Gilles Muller when his leg got caught underneath him as he slid on the grass.
Raonic looked great in his first round match, and was looking good to start his second round match.
Muller advanced on retirement and played well in two sets against Rafael Nadal, then went away in the third.
What could have been if that had been Raonic against Nadal.
Vera Zvonareva was a finalist last year at Wimbledon. This year wasn't so good.
Zvonareva was knocked out it the third round by Tsvetanna Pironkova in bad fashion.
She only won five games in that match, and was lucky to even be in the third round.
She went to three sets in the first round, and didn't look great in her second round match.
The former finalist was one of the favorites in the wide open women's draw, but she came no where close to the form that led her to the 2010 final.
After his stellar 2009 run Andy Roddick looked bad in 2010 losing in the fourth round. 2011 turned out to be even worse.
Roddick looked great in his first two matches serving well and playing well off the ground. It seemed there may be another run in him.
It didn't turn out to be that way as he was bounced easily by Feliciano Lopez in the third round.
Roddick looked terrible in that match being out served, out hit, and what seemed to be out cared.
The match left us asking if Roddick has anything left in the tank?
Another year at Wimbledon for Andy Murray, another year Murray doesn't make the final.
No Brit has one Wimbledon since 1936, and every year is claimed to be Murray's year.
Well it didn't happen again. Murray was a little shaky in the first week, but looked great in the round of 16 and the quarters.
He was suppose to push Nadal in the semis, and after winning the first set you thought he could do it. However, the next three sets were easily Nadal's.
The question remains of when, or can, Murray ever win his country's championship.
Maria Sharapova was the probably the best overall women's player at Wimbledon.
Her performance in the final however, left us begging.
She played fantastic up until the final not dropping a single set, and keeping her errors and double faults down.
Those errors and doubles crept back into her game in the final against Petra Kvitova, and it cost her second Wimbledon title.
It's great to see Maria back at the top of the game, but she's had chances in the last two majors and at some point she needs to capitalize.
Similar to Sharapova, Roger Federer looked like the favorite in his first four matches.
He was rolling through his opponents handling them rather easily.
Then the quarters came, and the ghosts of Wimbledon 2010 came back to haunt Federer.
His loss last year in the quarters to Berdych was a shocker, and after winning the first two sets against Tsonga this year it looked like he would move on easily.
That wasn't the case as Tsonga came back to pummel his way past Federer and stun him in the final three sets.
It begs the question of does Federer have the game and desire to keep winning majors?
The American play at Wimbledon was very disappointing.
The Williams sisters were in their first tourneys in a while, but still had a great chance of advancing further than they did.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands was knocked out in the first round, and there isn't much young women's talent to speak of.
The men faired just as poorly.
Mardy Fish made the quarters, but no other men made it past the third round. Roddick, Isner and Querrey have played poorly all year—and like the women, young talent isn't plentiful.
That begs the question of when will American tennis return to its place as one of the best in the tennis world?