The Great British Summer wouldn’t be the same without hay fever, unpredictable rain and, of course, Wimbledon. The greatest tennis tournament in the world (we think!) has come round once again, and the best of British are putting on quite the show.
Leading the pack
Leading the charge is Cameron Norrie, the South African-born British National. Norrie stood his ground against Belgian David Goffin in a thrilling quarter-final clash.
The 26-year-old came out victorious 3-2 against his more seasoned opponent despite his relative inexperience. Norrie now faces the biggest match of his career in a semi-final showdown with the mighty Novak Djokovic.
After fellow Brit Andy Murray’s early exit, Liam Broady got the home crowd roaring by knocking out Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in a tense game for the newcomer. The British player, who was a Wimbledon Junior finalist in 2011, had lost 11 games in a row until facing down his 12th seed opponent, to turn the match around and prevail 3-2.
Emma Raducanu, the 19-year-old Briton and first woman to win a Grand Slam event since Virginia Wade in 1973, suffered an early Wimbledon exit with a second-round defeat to France’s Caroline Garcia 2-0.
Despite a hugely promising start to her top-line career last year, many critics felt there was too much pressure on the young athlete. Still, Raducanu has lots of potential and we’re sure we’ll be seeing more of her next year.
Only a handful remain at SW19 now. Norrie will be facing off against Djokovic in the semi-finals – can the young British newcomer defeat the world’s number one player?
Whoever wins will face either tennis legend Rafael Nadal or his opponent Nick Kyrgios.
In the Women’s semis, 2019 Wimbledon champ Simona Halep faces Elena Rybakina, while third seed Ons Jabeur takes on Tatjana Maria.
One thing’s for sure; these semi-finals will determine the outcome of one of the most exciting Wimbledon tournaments we’ve seen in years!
Who do you think we’ll see in the final? Who will be crowned Wimbledon champion 2022? Let us know in the comments! Are you patriotic when it comes to sport? Keep an eye on our blog for our review of the Women’s Golf Open later this month.