Novak Djokovic: Choosing him against the field seems more and more likely with each passing round.
Ash Barty: The first female seed keeps its head while those around it lose theirs.
Ons Jabeur: On her way to reach week two, she is releasing nine major champions, Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza. In this last match, the Tunisian won 16 consecutive points to start.Seb Korda: Regardless of the standings, he is currently the best American and will play his fourth round match on his 21st birthday. “Net Korda” made 124 approaches in his first three matches. Félix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov: The Canadian duo launch into the second week.
Carla Suarez Navarro: Playing on Center Court, she takes a set against Ash Barty. Athletes make their own decisions, but why rush to retire when you are still capable of this level?
Indian goods: It’s official. It is on the move. In October. Men and women. Singles and doubles. And over $ 15 million in cash prizes.Serena and Venus Williams: A deeply disappointing campaign for Serena, playing only six games due to a slip on wet grass. (The extended impromptu ovation spoke volumes about the high esteem she had.) Venus won a game and lost a game. Consider: This was the first time Wimbledon was without Williams in the third round of this millennium. Remarkable.
The hosts: Strong first week for the hosts. Three men – Andy Murray, Cam Norrie and Dan Evans – reach the third round, but none have progressed from there. Jack Draper took a hit on Djokovic, and turned out to be an undeniable prospect. Just like Emma Raducanu, an 18-year-old who is entering the second week.
Nick kyrgios: For such a complicated guy, this plot is pretty straightforward. You can’t train as a part-time player (his characterization) and expect to come out of it physically. Entertaining as always for five days. Then his body gave way and he retired with an abdominal injury an hour after starting his game on Saturday. So, how are you…
Female candidates: The majority of the first 10 seeds have already been expelled. Former champions Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza are absent. But sleepers such as number 2 Aryna Sabalenka and Madison Keys suggest plenty of opportunities for a non-surprise champion.Frances Tiafoe: Marks the best win of his career, upsetting Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round with a mix of power, speed and crowd work. Win another match. Then disappointingly backs down against Karen Khachanov in the third round.
Yoshi Nishioka: Japanese lightweight (141 pounds) defeats John Isner in five sets. But summoned to play the next day, he is compromised and loses 6-1, 6-0, 6-2.
Middle Sunday: A day off mid-tournament for the last time. It’s easy to see why an event would want to maximize weekend sessions (ergo revenue), but it was a weird tradition that died.
Stefanos Tsitsipas: A month ago he was the hottest number in tennis. Now he has lost six straight sets. Due to a combination of his uncertainty on the grass, his hangover in Paris and the glow of Tiafoe, Tsitsipas lost in the first round and is back in seeker mode.
Sonia Kenin and Bianca Andreescu: Seeded fifth, Andreescu lost his first game 6-2, 6-1 to Alize Cornet. Seeded fourth, Kenin lost his second game to Madison Brengle in just 45 minutes, committing 41 gruesome mistakes during that span.
Slide and slide: The view here: It wasn’t about careless maintenance of the pitch, but rather the nature of the grass and the unfamiliarity of the players – no play in 2020, only two weeks of set-up. But there were too many moments of grimacing, with players falling onto the slippery green, sometimes with dire consequences.More tennis coverage: