Wimbledon 2019 Recap: Halep and Djokovic Win Titles
There were two main themes at this year’s Wimbledon 2019, like it has been in previous Grand Slams; whether the younger generation would step up to unseat the trio of Federer, Djokovic and Nadal on the men’s side, and then on the women’s side it was all about who can consolidate the top player position.
As we saw from the men, the old guard is alive and well, and it seems as though for the next two to three years, they will continue to dominate. That being said, Federer and Djokovic treated us to a final for the ages. Djokovic saved two match points on his way to the title, winning the final tie-break at 12-12 in the fifth.
You have to feel bad for Roger Federer since it always seems like as he gets older these chances are slimmer and slimmer, and we keep thinking that his window – but here he is playing amazing at 37 disputing a Wimbledon final until the very last point. I predict no pressure from next gen for the hard-court season as we get into the US Open. At the US Open, expect much of the same, with Djokovic, Nadal and Federer dominating the field.
In the women’s final, we are finally seeing a consolidation for who is the best player in the Women’s field. That player is Simona Halep. Although Simona came in as the seventh seed, she played the best out of the field and made Serena look old and out of sorts in the final. This was a Serena that was looking really good heading into the final, and one we had picked as the favorite.
However, the changing of the guard is finally happening in women’s tennis, and the player to beat is Simona Halep. Let’s not forget Simona finished 2017 and 2018 as the top ranked player, and that included a Grand Slam at the French Open and reaching the final at the Australian Open. She now collects Wimbledon and has a chance at finishing number 1 for three years in a row. The hard-court season will be very important for her, to continue establishing dominance over the rest of the field.