Here at Team Colours we love tennis. Tennis players, tennis courts, tennis wear – we love it all. With the Wimbledon tennis tournament coming up fast we’ve taken a look at the top 5 tennis players to watch out for this summer. These five men and women have proven time and again that they have what it takes on the court, delivering result, after result, after result. In fact, we would go so far as to say that these 5 are some of the greatest tennis players of all time. We hope you’re excited for the tournament to start at the end of June – remember that if these tennis prodigies inspire you to get out there and practice your serve, you can get all of the custom tennis clothing you need right here at Team Colours today.
Singles Ranking: 2
Having played a total of 36 Grand Slams to the quarter-finals, with a record 17 wins among those, Roger Federer is undoubtedly one of the greatest tennis players to have ever hit the court. This Swiss tennis star is the player which young and upcoming tennis prodigies aspire to be. A player who is as graceful as he is skilful, Roger Federer is the player to watch if you’re looking to pick up on the techniques the pros use. Federer last won the Wimbledon tournament back in 2012, and is one of the favourites to take home the trophy this year.
The Williams Sisters
Singles Rankings: Serena (1) Venus (16)
These two sisters are famous in tennis. Everywhere you go, their names are spoken – not surprising considering they have both won both Wimbledon and the US Open. This pair of sisters are both impressive on the court, but considering Serena last won Wimbledon back in 2012, most tennis fans are expecting incredible results from her again this year.
Singles Ranking: 10
The man from Mallorca is known for his tenacity on the court and his willingness to fight for every single point. This relentless determination is what got him through a severe knee injury which critics thought would end his career. Instead this Spaniard came back stronger than ever. With eight French Open titles under his belt, Rafael Nadal is undoubtedly the greatest clay-court player of all time.
Singles Ranking: Unranked
Hingis has not taken part in Wimbledon’s Singles event since 2007. That being said, there’s no doubting Hingis’ abilities on the court. With five grand slam titles and a win-loss record that puts others to shame, Hingis has been a tennis pro since the ripe old age of 14 and even spent an impressive 209 weeks as the world’s number one player. After damaging the ligaments in both of her ankles in 2002, Hingis was forced to withdraw from professional tennis, but it appears that she is finally ready to make a comeback. We don’t know how Martina Hingis will fare this year, but with her impressive history, she will definitely be a player worth watching.
Singles Ranking: 1
The winner of last year’s Wimbledon men’s singles tournament, and at least one international tournament every year since 2011, Novak Djokovic is definitely a player worth watching. 2011 was a particularly good year for this Serbian star, when he claimed an impressive 10 titles, including 10 Grand Slams. Haven beaten the likes of Federer and Nadal, with an impressive career Win-Loss record of 645-143, Djokovic is another of the favourites to win Wimbledon this year. Keep an eye on him if you’re looking for ways to improve your game.