2018 Wimbledon is now behind us having put a smile on Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber’s faces. Both tennis players finished their job in quick fashion with Djokovic seeing out Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) in men’s singles while Kerber played two sets, 6-3,6-3, against Serena Williams in women’s singles.
Novak Djokovic entered this year’s Wimbledon as a slight underdog, given the stretch of poor games he has had lately. But he came through when it mattered the most and grabbed his fourth Wimbledon title and 13 Grand Slam overall.
“I understand that people are questioning whether I can consistently play on this level. Trust me, I am, too,” – said Djokovic in his postmatch news conference. “At the same time, I can’t look too far down the road because I have to embrace and cherish this kind of accomplishment.”
Kevin Anderson, on the other hand, failed to grab win his first Grand Slam, but he still put up a good fight considering the fact that he played over 21 hours of tennis over the course of the tournament.
“The way the ball was coming off my racquet, sort of the quality of my footwork, my ball striking wasn’t where it needed to be to compete with somebody like Novak,”- said Anderson. “That’s tough. It’s tough being out there at that stage knowing you’re not playing the kind of tennis you want to play.”
In women’s singles, Angelique Kerber managed to win her first Wimbledon and became the first German to win the tournament since Steffi Graff in 1996. Kerber dominated the finals and never gave Serena Williams a proper chance to fight back.
“I knew that I had to play my best tennis against a champion like Serena,” – she said after the match.
This was for Williams only the fourth tournament since she gave birth to her daughter back in September. The 36-year old said after the match that she was overjoyed by the fact she managed to get this far.
“To all the mums out there, I was playing for you today — and I tried,” Williams said. “Angelique played really well. She played out of her mind.”