British fans can be optimistic. Both Andy Murray and Laura Robson made it to the second week of Wimbledon, and their routes have been made easier this year due to the unbelievable tennis we have witnessed this past week.
In the Men’s singles, both Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal suffered shock defeats in the first and second rounds. Nadal lost in round one to an unseeded Belgian perhaps his knees were again refusing to collaborate with the Spaniards hard powerful way of play. Roger Federer, king of the court, fell to a player ranked 116 in the world in Round 2. This was a huger shock then Nadal because of how comfortable the Swiss has been on grass during his quite magical career. Tsonga, another of Murray’s possible opponents retired in round two. Therefore the Scot should make the final on Sunday where he may come against Novak Djokovic once again. Murray beat the Serb in Flushing Meadows last autumn and there will no doubt be vengeance spreading through the world number ones’ veins.
Most if not all eyes however were upon Laura Robson, the 19 year old has broken into the top 20 in the women’s game and now aims for to make a career high at SW19. First up was the tenth seed Karlienko; a tough start for our Laura. But she came through and made it to round two where she played an unseeded woman off the park. The third round was a bit more of an uphill struggle however she came through after losing the first set and is still on the path to face the beast that is Serena Williams in the quarter finals of Wimbledon, a huge achievement for such a young, upcoming prospect.
So tennis fans, get out the strawberries and cream, this could be a good British summer after all…