The draws at major tennis tournaments are meant to be extremely random but it surprises anyone who follows tennis how frequently two of the top three players in the world, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer keep bumping into each other and this could happen again at the semi final of Wimbledon, where The Djoker is the defending champion and The Swiss Master a six time champion. The 1st seeded Djokovic and the 3rd seeded Federer have been drawn on the same side of the draw and they could meet in the semi finals of Wimbledon, barely weeks after facing off against each other at the semi final of the French Open at Roland Garros.
Not only that, the two have met five times in the last seven semi finals of Grand Slam events and the youngster Djokovic holds the edge over The Swiss Maestro with 4 victories against 1. Likewise, 2 nd seeded Rafael Nadal and 4th seed Andy Murray are also making it a habit of facing off against each other in the semi finals of the Grand Slam events and this Wimbledon semi final could mean their fifth meeting in the last nine Grand Slams. Nadal leads Murray on the win count with 4 victories out of four including two wins at the All England Club in consecutive years in 2010 and 2011.
The Spaniard Nadal is looking for his third title at the All England Club after losing out in the finals against Novak Djokovic last year and he couldn’t be higher on confidence at the moment after beating the Serbian ace at the recently concluded French Open to claim his 7 th title at Roland Garros. Nadal and Djokovic had faced off against each other in the last 4 finals of Grand Slams and The Djoker had beaten The Muscles from Mallorca in all three finals until the French Open last month.
However, the wild card in this battle of the top two seeds is undoubtedly the former world number one Roger Federer who has won six titles at Wimbledon, including capturing the title five years in a row and breaking the record set by Bjorn Borg. In spite of his poor showing in Grand Slam events over the past couple of years, experts have warned against counting The Master out as Wimbledon is a place where he is most dangerous and the fast grass courts of the All England Club have brought out the best of him whenever he was down in the dumps.
Andy Murray, on the other hand, is looking for his first ever title at a Grand Slam event and having reached the semi finals stage or the finals on some occasions and faltering there has made people lose their faith on him over the last two years. However, this year, Wimbledon is being considered as one of the most open competitions of all time and Murray might just break the jinx and become the first British singles player in a long time to capture the elusive Grand Slam.