Wimbledon results so far: Who’s still in the running?
No hometown heroics this year, unfortunately…
The 2023 edition of Wimbledon is well and truly upon us. After one week of action, there has already been some big surprises and brilliant contests.
As the competition winds down towards the final, we’ve taken a look at the first week of the competition and bring you the Wimbledon results so far for both the men’s and women’s singles contests.
Tournament Favourites Showing Out
Carlos Alcaraz mid serve.
Novak Djokovic has been rolling in his Wimbledon title defence. He didn’t drop a single set in the first three rounds, even when coming up against former foe Stan Wawrinka in the third round.
The Serbian is keeping alive his hopes of completing the season Grand Slam (winning all four major tournaments in a calendar year), something which hasn’t happened since Rod Laver did it in 1969.
Looking to stop him from doing so is the current world number one, the young Spanish phenom, Carlos Alcaraz. The 20-year-old’s ability is years ahead of his age, having won the US Open last season as well as the Queens Club Championship in the runup to Wimbledon this year.
Other players can’t be overlooked, however. Former world number one and 2021 US Open champion Daniil Medvedev is definitely a dark horse for making the final this Sunday.
On the Women’s side of things, the top four seeded competitors are still standing and looking for glory.
World number one Iga Swiatek is looking strong in her bid for her first Wimbledon title and fifth career Grand Slam title, with only one dropped set so far.
Defending champion Elena Rybakina will be looking to get the best of her once again should they face off down the line, having met four times in the past with Elena taking three wins to Iga’s one.
America still has two representatives left in the competition. Madison Keys had to dig deep to beat 16-year-old up-and-comer and crowd favourite Mirra Andreeva in the last round, while Jessica Pegula has eased her way into the Quarter-finals, despite pulling double-duty by competing in double’s competition alongside Coco Gauff.
Speaking of Coco Gauff, her first-round exit was an early upset in singles competition. Later that day, tennis royalty joined her in the form of Venus Williams, who lost in straight sets to Elina Svitolina, who has gone on and now finds herself in the Quarter-final.
Keeping on Svitolina for a second, she has impressed at multiple points this tournament, in particular in her Round of 16 hard-fought comeback victory over former world number one and two-time French Open champion, Victoria Azarenka.
Andy Murray’s exit was an unfortunate result, but fans were simply delighted to even just see the two-time Wimbledon champion competing more.
Britain’s number one-ranked player Cameron Norrie went home in the second round as well, as did fellow Brit Liam Broady. Those exits meant that no British male competitor made it past the second round this year.
American Taylor Fritz, who is currently ranked fifth in the world, wasn’t able to better his best Wimbledon finish of a Qaurter-final berth, losing in five sets in the second round.
Fellow compatriot Christopher Eubanks, who is competing in his first Wimbledon competition, has pulled off another upset. After beating Norrie in the second round, he beat number five-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the Quarter-final stage.
Favourites to Win
It's hard not to root for Djokovic.
With the competition coming to the Quarter-final stage for both the men and women, let’s take a look at who are the favourites for both.
Djokovic is of course the bookie's favourite to win, and probably is the fans’ favourite, too, despite his years of dominance. There’s a reason why he’s been on top for so long - he is just that good. It’s an honour to watch him play, and it would be an honour to see him lift his record-equaling eighth Wimbledon title.
But Alcaraz will definitely have something to say about that. After facing him in the Semi-final of the French Open, only to be plagued by injury during the match, he will be gunning for another opportunity at the legends crown.
Swiatek is the favourite to win this year. The betting odds are slightly in her favour, and the world number one is looking in fine form.
But, like we say, if she finds herself up against the reigning champion Rybakina, she will be in for a tough fight.
It's hard to pick an outright favourite for the women’s this year, though. Everyone who’s left has a great chance at making the final at the very least.