The grass courts have been slippery, and the players are tumbling about seeking firm footing at the 2013 Wimbledon tennis tournament.  Like a great equalizer, the strange surface has meant top players have been falling like flies, which is paving the way for a stunning run of upsets and valiant runs by lowly ranked tennis players.

Among the fallen stars were players like Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka,  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, John Isner, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, and Marin Cilic.  With so many of the game’s top players among the injured and defeated, will anyone be left to compete in the final rounds of Wimbledon this year?

Nail-biting games at 2013 Wimbledon. Photo by: Carine08

Nail-biting games at 2013 Wimbledon.
Photo by: Carine08

Though so many of the great players have already fallen and lost, the two number 1 seeds in both the ladies’ and gentlemen’s tournament are still in the running, but will have their second round matches tomorrow.  With the path to a Wimbledon title becoming so clear is this going to be the easiest run-in ever for Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic?

I think not.  Something is clearly up with the courts at Wimbledon in 2013, as a way higher amount of players have succumbed to falls and injuries than is the norm.  It seems as if the 2013 Wimbledon tournament is going to be a test of strength and resolve that rewards the players best able to handle the pain.  For the tennis fans, this Grand Slam tennis tournament will surely be an exciting display of tennis’ best players abilities to handle weak opposition on a tricky court.  As already displayed, we can toss the rankings out the window.  This Wimbledon tournament is up for grabs!

Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller has enjoyed the sport of tennis for many years.An enthusiast who covers all major sports, he finds tennis to be one of the most pleasant and inspirational games around to watch. He also spends his time as a musician in Los Angeles.
Nicholas Spiller

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