Wimbledon 2022: Which records can be shattered at the SW-19 this year?
The 2022 Wimbledon Championships begins as players across the globe gather for the tennis carnival in the city of London.
With top draw players like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal ready to make their mark and the return of Serena Williams the main attraction, the eyes of the world will now be casted upon the upcoming Wimbledon championships.
While Novak Djokovic will be eyeing a 21st Grand Slam title and bridging the gap between him and Rafa Nadal, there will be eyes on several records which could either be equaled or broken in the course of the Wimbledon championship.
So here is a look at the several records that can be equaled or broken in the course of the Wimbledon Championships 2022.
- Serena Williams eyes record 24th title on her return to the 2022 Wimbledon championship
- Novak Djokovic to go level with Pete Sampras for second-most Wimbledon men’s singles title
- Rafael Nadal will reach 23 Grand Slam singles titles if he succeeds in winning the Wimbledon
Returning Serena eyes record 24th singles Grand Slam title
Serena Williams might have been handed a wildcard for the prestigious tournament, but her will and hunger cannot be underestimated. The 23-time Grand Slam champion needs one more title to go level with Margaret Court on 24.
Whether her body sustains the pressure of the next two weeks or not is another question, but Wimbledon has a rich history of wildcard entrants and Serena could repeat the Goran Ivanišević triumph from 2001.
Djokovic closes in on Pete Sampras
While plenty of water has gone underneath the bridge, Novak Djokovic is still a grandmaster in his own way. Djokovic is the defending champion at the SW-19 and another title on the grass at Wimbledon 2022 will see him go level with Pete Sampras for most titles.
Only Roger Federer with eight would, in that case, have won more titles, if the Serb manages to hold the prestigious honour at the end of the two weeks.
Oldest Grand Slam champion
Serena Williams could have a double swipe at this year’s Wimbledon championship if she goes all the way, not only would she become a record 24-time Grand Slam champion, but she will also be the oldest ever Grand Slam champion.
At 40, Serena could break her own record of 35 years, 4 months and 2 days to surpass both male and female records for the oldest ever Grand Slam champion.
Feliciano López to play record 81st Grand Slam
While the talk has been about one Spaniard Rafael Nadal, it is his countryman Feliciano López who will share the spotlight for a remarkable record. Lopez will equal Roger Federer for most Grand Slam appearances when he takes the court on Monday.
It will be Lopez’s 81st appearance in a major tournament, which will be a feather in the cap having started his journey way back in 2002.