Jaber VS Rybakina women’s singles final – Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon due to injury

20 Jul 2022 | 09:12 | LATEST POSTS

Ons Jabeur makes history by reaching 2022 Wimbledon final

This year’s Wimbledon women’s singles event has witnessed the wonderful journey of many faces. Three of the four Wimbledon semifinalists reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in their careers. 2 phenomena of the Ons Jabeur and Tatjana Maria tournaments clash in this round. Of course, only one person can go on to make history. It’s Ons Jabeur.

Wimbledon 2022 is a great place to take two players, Ons Jabeur and Tatjana Maria, to a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time. Both are ready to mark new milestones in their careers. In June last year, Berlin grass champion Ons Jabeur had a higher rating and the Tunisian third seed did not disappoint, beating Tatjana Maria in a match lasting one hour and 43 minutes.

Jaber VS Rybakina women's singles final - Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon due to injury
Ons Jabeur becomes the first Arab female player to reach a Grand Slam final.

Maria struggled to save 2 breaks in the first game, but finally broke in the third game. Ons Jabeur went on to win another break in Game 7 before winning the decisive match to win the first set. The score was 6-2. However, Maria proved herself to be pretty equal at the enduring ball stage in the second set as she managed to save 2 break points in the third set before winning the next set. Jabeur was able to save just 2 match points before losing 3-6 in the set.

Maria’s weakness was her ability to finish at the net and in the third set, which became most evident when German players came on and missed a lot of chances. Jabeur broke 2 consecutive times to lead 5-0, Maria lost 1-6 after recovering only 1 game, and conceded after 3 sets.

Jabeur became the first Tunisian, Arab and African woman to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open Era.

Elena Rybakina makes history by defeating former champion Halep

Following the Women’s Singles 2 semifinals, fans went on to witness another player who made history. It was then the turn of former champion Simona Halep to stop regretfully to let her rival Elena Rybakina continue her wonderful journey at Wimbledon.

2019 Wimbledon champion Simone Halep has not lost a set on her trip to the semifinals this year. But the Romanian tennis player failed to continue that achievement, in a match against No. 17 seed Elena Rybakina.

Jaber VS Rybakina women's singles final - Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon due to injury
Elena Rybakina made history by defeating former champion Halep.

Rybakina quickly broke the break to lead 2-0 and she continued her dominance against Halep to win 6-3. Episode 2 also featured the same scene. Rybakina took the lead. She only allowed Halep to win 3 games. In the ninth game, Rybakina broke serve decisively and won 6-3.

In the end, Rybakina defeated Halep after 2 sets and reached the Wimbledon final for the first time. Rybakina also made history and became the first Kazakh female tennis player to qualify for the Grand Slam final.

Rybakina, 23, also became the youngest player to reach the Wimbledon women’s singles final since 2015. Rybakina’s opponent in the championship match will be Anse Jaber.

Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon due to injury

On the morning of July 8, Nadal announced his withdrawal from Wimbledon due to a torn abdominal muscle before the Wimbledon semifinals. The 22-time Grand Slam champion said he has been sore on that front over the past week, but it got worse against Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals, especially on serve.

Jaber VS Rybakina women's singles final - Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon due to injury
Nadal withdrew from the tournament with a torn abdominal muscle.

Nadal told reporters: “Unfortunately, as you may have guessed why I was here, I was forced out of the game. As everyone saw it yesterday, I had a stomach ache. I knew something was wrong with my body.

I made this tough decision because I believed I couldn’t win two games with an injury like this. I can’t serve. I couldn’t serve at the right speed and I couldn’t make a normal serve. “.

With Nadal out, that means Kyrgios won’t be breaking a sweat for the first time in a Grand Slam final. The Australian will face either No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic or No. 9 Cameron Norrie at this year’s Wimbledon Championships.

Nadal has had to deal with various injuries several times in recent years. In 2021, Nadal also misses Wimbledon with a foot injury.

Novak Djokovic vs Cameron Norrie – men’s singles semifinal (20:30 on 8 July)

Hearing the news that Nadal gave up, the happiest person now is definitely Djokovic. Among the three opponents in the semifinals, Nadal is obviously the one that Noel fears the most. What’s more, the withdrawal of the archenemy will help Djokovic have a chance to win the Wimbledon title this year, thereby narrowing the gap between the two players in the number of Grand Slam titles to one.

Jaber VS Rybakina women's singles final - Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon due to injury
Noel is open to winning Wimbledon this year.

In the near future, Djokovic needs to beat host Nori in the semi-finals. The world No. 12 reached the Grand Slam semi-finals for the first time with a five-set victory over David Goffin 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. . But this statistic just shows that Norrie is vastly underrated than Djokovic.

Djokovic entered Wimbledon in poor form, but the Serb still showed his dominance at the Grand Slams on grass, extending his winning streak to 26 games and playing his 11th career Into the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Djokovic and Norrie have faced each other at the 2021 ATP Finals in the past, with Norrie winning after just two sets. If played properly, the Serbian tennis player will not have a hard time beating his British opponent again.

Kyrgios is expected to ‘beat’ Djokovic

After beating Christian Garin in three sets, Nick Kyrgios officially won a ticket to the 2022 Wimbledon semi-finals, marking the 27-year-old’s first Wimbledon semi-final.

The Australian tennis player’s semi-final opponent is senior Rafael Nadal. Recently, Nadal had to resign due to injury, so Kyrgios will not lose any of his strength to reach the final. In the tennis world, pundits expect Kyrgios to set the record for beating defending champion Novak Djokovic in the final if Noel beats Norrie in the semifinals. The reason for this is because the Australian player was full of confidence, performed well and had a lot of energy when he didn’t have to play in the semi-finals.

Jaber VS Rybakina women's singles final - Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon due to injury
Nadal has asked to withdraw before meeting Kyrgios in the 2022 Wimbledon semi-final.

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