Twelve months after shutting down his season in the wake of a devastating semi-final defeat, Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon as favourite to capture a record-breaking eighth title and become the tournament's oldest champion. The evergreen Swiss, who turns 36 in August, has stunned the critics who wrote him off as yesterday's man when he went down to Milos Raonic in five gruelling sets on Centre Court in 2016.
Fast forward a year and Federer is poised to break the tie for seven Wimbledon titles he shares with Pete Sampras and take his career tally at the majors to 19.
With eternal rivals Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in slumps of varying degrees, and Rafael Nadal fretting over whether or not his knees will bear the stress of grass courts, it is Federer once again in the box seat.
Among the women, Serena Williams will miss out on the tournament as she prepares for the birth of her first child. Maria Sharapova sidelined by a thigh injury, making the race to be crowned Wimbledon champion is the most wide-open in a generation.
There are records there to be broken at this year's Wimbledon, and the history of the competition is sure to be re-written. However before that, try this exhaustive Wimbledon trivia quiz. Bear in mind, facts in the quiz below are accurate only upto the time of writing.
With inputs from Agencies
Published Date: Jul 03, 2017 01:22 pm | Updated Date: Jul 03, 2017 01:22 pm