As Wimbledon draws to a close, Novak Djokovic can reflect back on his fourth Wimbledon title with even more significance compared to usual. The Serb’s long journey back from his elbow injury last year has gathered a lot of media attention due to his lack-luster performances earlier in the Spring of this year. As the ATP Tour turns to the American hard-court swing, the season is shaping up to be quite interesting with all players back from their respective injuries. In particular, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka will be in the spotlight for the first weeks of August, as both players are expected to play in the Washington D.C. 500 event in late July into early August.
Following the two Masters 1000 events in Toronto and Cincinnati in mid-August, the ATP and WTA players will head to New York City to battle it out for the biggest hard-court trophy in tennis – the US Open Championships. Battling the elements will be one of the toughest obstacles as temperatures can rise to 35 degrees celsious in the summer in The Big Apple.
Who will be crowned the Men’s and Ladies’ US Open Champion in 2018?
It certainly looks as if Novak is back to his best following his recent success in London and on the Ladies’ side – it’s anyone’s guess. However, Serena will have had many more matches under her belt and will look to match Margaret Court’s record of winning twenty-four singles Grand Slam titles.