The United States of America is no longer a superpower, this is evident across forms of tennis played today. Stating this Wimbledon in a statement said In the men’s game, Canada is now the pre-eminent North American lawn tennis nation, not the US. For the first time in Wimbledon’s history, two Canadian men have made it through to the last eight of the gentlemen’s singles.
And with both first-time quarter-finalists in their early twenties – Felix Auger-Aliassime is just 20 years old, and Denis Shapovalov only 22 – you have to imagine that this is just the first of many summers when you will see the young Canadians going deep into The Championships.
For now, they are both very much focused on the here and now, with Auger-Aliassime, who plays Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, trying to become the youngest Wimbledon semi-finalist since Novak Djokovic in 2007. Shapovalov, who defeated his idol Andy Murray in the third round, and then backed that up with victory over Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, meets Russia’s Karen Khachanov.
Fucsovics hungry for more
For the first time since 1948, Hungary has a man through to the quarter-finals. Unseeded and ranked No.48 in the world, Marton Fucsovics rightly says that’s “a big thing, a huge thing”.
But having made a breakthrough of his own, he must now try to stop history on the other side of the net, with Djokovic attempting this Fortnight to put himself level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 Grand Slams apiece.
Winning this title would also put the Serbian three quarters of the way to accomplishing the calendar-year Grand Slam, which no man has done since Australia’s Rod Laver in 1969.
Wimbledon 2021 is currently underway and everyone is awaiting who will the winner.