Rafa & Serena Continue To Dominate Season 2013

Jun 13, 2013

The 2013 French Open that concluded at Roland Garros recently again reminded all of us that the two leading players on their respective tours this season are indeed the respective French Open champions, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, the two superstars of world tennis are both on impressive winning streaks with Rafa currently sitting on 21 matches unbeaten and Serena having won her last 31 matches, they are both cleary now favoured to end the season ranked No. 1 on their respective rankings but as well know the season is long and can take many twists and turns.

Nadal has been super impressive since his return from injury this season, the champion Spaniard has a 43-2 match record this year and has made all nine finals of the tournaments he has played this season winning an impressive seven of them, he is the first man on the ATP World Tour to qualify for the season ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and if he continues his current form then he will very likely end the year as world No.1, Rafa has practically no points to defend for the remainder of the season so unless the 27 year old is beset by injury it’s hard to see how the King of Clay will not vie for the top spot at seasons end.

Williams has been just as impressive on the women’s tour holding a 43-2 match record in 2013 and claiming six titles on the way, the 31 year old native from Michigan is now the undisputed No.1 women’s player in the world and with Wimbledon just around the corner it’s difficult to imagine her not adding yet another Grand Slam title to her illustrious list of achievements, like Nadal, Serena has also suffered from injury in the last few years so the American will be keen to stay fit and healthy to maintain her dominance on the women’s tour in 2013.

The Championships coming up at Wimbledon in a few weeks will be very interesting this season, Williams won the Wimbledon title in 2012 and then backed that up by winning the title at Flushing Meadows in New York, if she can replicate that feat then it might be time to start talking about Serena as being the greatest women’s player the game has seen, if that’s not happening already, Rafa’s woes in 2012 started at SW19 so the Mallorcan will be keen to erase those feelings from his memory with a strong performance on the grass courts in London, Nadal is in sublime form and his confidence will be high as he heads to Wimbledon so it will take a champion effort to stop the Spaniard from adding to his Grand Slam legacy.

Rafa and Serena deserve the praise that has been bestowed on them and their respective achievements this year, the two champions are clearly dominating the tennis scene in 2013, the question now is….can anybody can stop them?

Written by: Tono

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