2011 Rogers Cup CP24After the dramatics at Wimbledon, the tennis world has now turned to the hard courts, as the US Open Series tournaments continues towards the 2013 US Open.  Now a full year on since Roger Federer claimed his 7th Wimbledon title, 3 other players have taken over the  reigns of Men’s Singles tennis, collecting the past 4 Grand Slam titles.   Federer’s decline may be set to continue as the player already pulled out of the Rogers Cup after a series of terrible upset defeats.

However, this has left the door open for the new crop of tennis stars to cement their position as the world’s best.  British Andy Murray is coming off of an empowering performance at Wimbledon, while his opportunity to repeat as US Open victor could propel him to winning the number 1 ranking.

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic won’t be letting Murray run away with his prestigious top rank.  Having reached the semi-final or better of every Grand Slam for the past 3 years, Djokovic surely will want to cap 2013 off with another major title.  The pair are set to battle it out through the Rogers Cup, W&S Open, the New Haven Open, and eventually the 2013 US Open.

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Novak Djokovic won the 2012 Rogers Cup
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For the women, focus will again center on Serena Williams being able to maintain her resolve.  She has dominated tennis for years, and has achieved 4 US Open victories, though her early Wimbledon exit has tested her.  How Williams fares in the next US Open Series tournaments will pave the way for a grand finale of what could be an incredible, or just a decent year of results.  Competitors like Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Marion Bartoli, or even Sloane Stephens will surely be looking to get into form for the US Open.

The upcoming Rogers Cup and US Open Series tournaments will be a delight to see the progression of these top tennis stars ahead of the final Grand Slam of 2013!  Championship Tennis Tours will help you get tickets for these events!

 

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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