Djokovic and Kvitova lead European charge

July 3, 2011

Few things in sport can be sweeter than lifting the Wimbledon trophy, as Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova found out on Saturday and Sunday.

Djokovic even took a shining to the hallowed Wimbledon turf, describing his post-win snack as “well kept”, but in all seriousness the Serb is winning fans left right and centre and on Monday will be confirmed as world number one for the first time.

New era? His Mum thought so, but the battler that is Rafa Nadal won’t give up without a fight, and whereas Roger Federer is approaching 30 and is towards the end of his career, the likeable Spaniard is only just 25 and has some of his best moments ahead no doubt.

As for Kvitova, the shy Czech girl did her country proud at a fruitful championships for her nation in which the eastern Europeans did well. The Czechs had three winners to be precise, to Serbia’s one and the United States all-action men’s doubles duo of Bob and Mike Bryan landed the other title.

Just one more major of the year left now. In two months the US Open will be at the business end. Any betting against Nadal and Djokovic slugging it out for top spot?

Picture: Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the winners trophy after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain in the men’s singles final at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 3, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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