champions talk 😄 #Federer #Muguruza (Vesnina IG) pic.twitter.com/EpoZBT9uR0
— viola7 (@v_rfay) July 16, 2017
- Roger Federer’s 8th Wimbledon Title – In 2005, Federer beat a 35-year-old Andre Agassi in the US Open final. By the end of the match, Agassi looked old. Roger Federer is 35 and looks a lot like he did in 2005.
- Garbine Muguruza – She has a chance to become a consistent star on the WTA Tour. She has already become a consistent threat at majors reaching at least one major final in each of the past three years.
- Venus Williams – Her career best results have come at Wimbledon. While she did not claim a 6th title, Venus did prove again that her veteran status does not disqualify her as a contender.
- Marin Cilic – He reached a second major final. Can he reach more?
- Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber – Can they find the right footing heading into the second hard court season? Not being #1 may help each of them.
- Andy Murray’s Reign as #1 – It continues, but his reign has also underwhelmed.
- Novak Djokovic – An arm injury may force time away from the ATP Tour and even surgery. Djokovic is capable of returning to the top, but he will need a healthy arm to do so. I think taking a long-view is a smart way to approach the remainder of 2017.
- Karolina Pliskova – Her rise to #1 is noteworthy, but I think a major title would go a long way to solidifying that ranking.
- Tomas Berdych – He may be one or two breaks in a draw away from winning a major. With half of the big 4 looking ify heading into the US Open and Stan Wawrinka perhaps still shell-shocked from Roland Garros, could Berdych’s consistency pay off in September?
- Tommy Haas – He owns the only grass court victory over Roger Federer in 2017.