As predicted, the defending champion Roger Federer, who had been predicted favourite cum loser (both way owing to his experience of the lush green courts of Wimbledon vs his age), finally had his exit – this will be first time in last six years that his presence on the finals will be missed. So this saved him from sobbing on the final day. And what could have been more painful than giving in for the 12th seed Tomas Berdych. At least he should have saved this defeat in the finals, but he decided to throw in the towel much earlier to quite dismay to countless fans and sympathizers who wanted him lift the trophy despite his many weaknesses.
As for second seed Nadal, he didn’t have a good start and went into play with one set down straightaway. But then he recovered himself and took the next three sets easily against Robin Soderling.
So now enter the crucial phase of semis and Nadal will have to work hard to make his place to final and lift the trophy he missed last year. But he needs to be cautioned as there is new blood on the courts as Murray and Novak have proved themselves to be real trophies.
As for the ladies, five time women champion Venus lost unexpectedly as many were speculating the William sisters to be facing each other in the finals. We hope Serena continues to move forward to finals.