Wimbledon 2016: Schedule, Seedings & Players to Watch

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Wimbledon 2016

The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world is back! Wimbledon 2016 is here and we have a guaranteed two weeks of high-quality tennis action from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Fondly called “The Championships”, Wimbledon has always been the dream tournament of every tennis player. The lush green courts, clean white dresses, roaring crowds and beautiful trophies make Wimbledon ‘the’ grand slam to win among all other slams.

Wimbledon Court

The 2016 edition is expected to set sparks flying with exciting line of players in the Men’s and Women’s category. We take a look at the schedule, seeding and players to watch in this year’s edition.

Wimbledon 2016 Schedule

The 2016 edition of Wimbledon begins on 27th June with first round matches in Men’s (Singles & Doubles) and Women’s (Singles & Doubles) category. The tournament ends on 10th July with Men’s Singles final being the highlight match of the day.

Watch Wimbledon Live on ESPN and Star Sports from 27 June to 10 July, 2016.

Wimbledon 2016 Seedings

The top seeds in the Men’s and Women’s category have been announced. Defending Champions – Novak Djokovic (Men’s Singles) and Serena Williams (Women’s Singles) begin as the top ranked players in the 2016 edition of Wimbledon.

Men’s Seeds

1. Novak Djokovic

2. Andy Murray

3. Roger Federer

4. Stanislas Wawrinka

5. Kei Nishikori

6. Milos Raonic

7. Dominic Thiem

8. Tomas Berdych

9. Richard Gasquet

10. David Goffin

Women’s Seeds

1. Serena Williams

2. Garbine Muguruza

3. Agnieszka Radwanska

4. Angelique Kerber

5. Simona Halep

6. Roberta Vinci

7. Belinda Bencic

8. Venus Williams

9. Madison Keys

10. Petra Kvitova

Players to Watch Out for

The 2016 edition of Wimbledon has a lot to look forward to. Though there are clear predictions on who would go on to win the championship in Men’s and Women’s category, a lot of surprises can be expected along a way.

Here are some players to look out for in Wimbledon 2016.

Men’s Singles

1. Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Wimbledon

As always the top seeded player and World’s No.1 is the man to watch out for in the Men’s Singles category. The Serbian is in red-hot form after winning the first two grand slams of the year – Australian Open and French Open. He has also joined the elite club of Career Grand Slam winners after clinching the 2016 French Open. Being a two-time defending champion, Djokovic is expected to clinch this year’s title as well.

2. Roger Federer

Roger Federer

At 34, Roger Federer still plays like a 20-something. The all-time great who has had a little rusty season will look to peak at Wimbledon, as he always has. Federer is a seven time champion and the runner-up to Djokovic in the last two editions. The Swiss star will look to take it a step further this year and add an elusive 18th slam to his grand slam collection.

3. Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem Wimbledon 2016

The rise of Dominic Thiem has been one of the most phenomenal ones in the recent years. The Austrian star has played a record-high 45 ATP matches this year in three different surfaces. He has also won 4 titles and beat Roger Federer on two occasions. Thiem will be the young gun to look forward to this year.

Women’s Singles

1. Serena Williams

Serena Williams Wimbledon

The 21-time grand slam winner who is chasing Steffi Graf’s record 22 grand slam titles begins as the favourite yet again. The American who fell at the last hurdle of Australian Open and French Open this year, will look to go all the way at Wimbledon.

2. Garbine Muguruza

Garbine Muguruza

She seems to be the next great player in the making. Garbine Muguruza made a name for herself when she beat Serena Williams in the second round of the 2014 French Open. In the 2016 edition she again beat Williams, this time in the finals to clinch a maiden grand slam trophy. Muguruza is only 22 years old and has more feats to achieve if she continues her form in recent years.

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3. Madison Keys

Madison Keys Wimbledon 2016

Madison Keys is the first American who has made it to the top 10 since Serena Williams in 1999. The 21-year-old has had a wonderful run up to Wimbledon, winning the AEGON Classic Birmingham title. She has reached the Quarterfinal stage last year and will be looking to make a deep run this time.

The Indians to watch out for include Sania Mirza with Martina Hingis in the Women’s Doubles Category and Leander Paes with Marcin Matkowski (Poland) and Rohan Bopanna with Florin Mergea (Romania) in the Men’s Doubles Category.

1 COMMENT

  1. The World Cup and FIFA of Tennis is back…always loved watching each match …My bet this time is Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams 🙂

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