2017 Wimbledon Championships: Federer, Djokovic Advance to 3rd Round
The 2017 Wimbledon Championships started on the 3rd of July at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, UK. The Championships are one of the Grand Slam Tennis tournaments which will be played till the 16th of July this year. The 2017 Wimbledon Championships are the 131st edition of the tournament. The series is played on the grass courts. In the Gentlemen’s Singles, Andy Murray is the defending champion. Whereas, Serena Williams was the defending champion in the Ladies Singles but she concluded her season because of pregnancy. The tourney is in its full swing with 2 rounds being completed as of now. A lot has happened in the championship as of now. Let’s have a look at the major happening of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.
Major Happenings at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
The 2017 Wimbledon Championships has given us some major happenings as of now. The world no. 4 Novak Djokovic advanced to the 3rd stage beating Adam Pavlásek on the 4th day of the tournament on 6th July. The player got the victory in 3 sets 6–2, 6–2, 6–1. The very favorite player of the championships, the Swiss player Roger Federer also won over Dušan Lajović in straight sets 7–6 (7–0), 6–3, 6–2. Both Djokovic and Federer will now be playing in the 3rd stage of the tournament. Tennis sensations Rafael Nadal and the defending champions Andy Murray have already made it to the 3rd round and will be seen playing on the 7th of July against Karen Khachanov and Fabio Fagnini respectively. Speaking of the Ladies Singles, seed 3 Karolina Plíšková lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková in the 2nd stage of the tournament. While Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep made it to the 3rd stage.
What to Expect from the 3rd Round?
Well, it is anticipated that Rafael Nadal has very high chances of winning against Karen Khachanov in the 3rd stage. On the other hand, defending champion Andy Murray will also be marking a victory over Fabio Fagnini in the next level. In the Ladies Singles, Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber are also expected to win their respective matches in the 3rd stage.