Serb is looking for a fifth consecutive title while Aryna Sabalenka should challenge for her first in SW19
It has been 10 years since Centre Court played host to one of the greatest British sporting moments when Andy Murray overcame Novak Djokovic to win his first Wimbledon title at last. The weight and importance of that moment, a Briton conquering Wimbledon at the height of the modern game, was instantly clear.
In hindsight, though, that final has also turned out to be a historic event for a completely different reason. While Djokovic had established himself as the clear No 1, he was still early into his dominance. He had won six grand slam titles by 2013 and, as Murray clinched match point, the pair had each won Wimbledon once. At that time, it was not unusual for people to describe Murray as the more accomplished grass-court player and grass as Djokovic’s least effective surface. But that defeat by the Scot is the last time he lost on Centre Court.
Written by Tumaini Carayol at Wimbledon
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