'What Novak Djokovic managed to produce in Paris is some of...', says legend

The Calendar Golden Slam refers to winning all the four Majors in the calendar year

by Simone Brugnoli
'What Novak Djokovic managed to produce in Paris is some of...', says legend

With no fans in the crowd, tennis players felt out of place on the courts. Unquestionably, his absence made even the best of tennis matches seem incomplete. However, the good news is that this would not happen at the 2021 Wimbledon Championship.

After being canceled last year due to the ongoing pandemic, Wimbledon will return on June 28, 2021. Excitingly, fans will also enter the All England Club and witness the only grass court Grand Slam event to be embarked. again.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club has announced great news for fans looking forward to seeing the tennis action live at Wimbledon. But since the coronavirus situation has not yet passed, there will in fact be restrictions. Basically, the AELTC will allow 50% of the spectator capacity inside the arena from June 28 to July 9.

Compared to the current scenario, this is a significant step on the part of Wimbledon and the government of Great Britain. In addition, the previous dates leave behind the women's and men's individual final, scheduled for June 12 and July 13, respectively.

So what is the fan entry limit for the championship final? For the first time since the 2020 Australian Open, which was 18 months ago, a major tournament will allow 100% of spectator capacity. That's how it is; A packed center court at Wimbledon will see two of the biggest finals of the year.

In the statement, the AELTC said: “This will allow us to fulfill our aspiration to organize the best possible Wimbledon within the current circumstances, with the health and safety of all those who make Wimbledon happen: our guests, competitors, members, staff, media, officials, local residents and partners, who remain our highest priority." Additionally, they added that they continue to work closely with the government to finalize details, including requirements for Covid status certification for viewers.

Last Wimbledon match with a crowd In 2019, tennis fans at the All England Club watched the longest Wimbledon final in history. Hands down, it was one of the best matches of all time, played between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

Woodbridge on Novak Djokovic

Todd Woodbridge believes Novak Djokovic can win Wimbledon, the US Open and the singles gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics this year to complete the rare Calendar Golden Slam. "The Golden Slam - it is very much on the cards, there is no doubt about that," Woodbridge said on Sports Sunday.

"What Novak managed to produce in Paris, in two comebacks from two sets to love down, is some of the best mental stuff you'll ever see." Woodbridge believes Djokovic will carry his confidence from clay into the grasscourt season, making him a firm favorite at Wimbledon.

"That final, to come back against [Stefanos] Tsitsipas, fantastic effort from him," Woodbridge said. "And he's just freshening up, he's down in Mallorca on grass courts getting ready as his preparation for Wimbledon. He most definitely goes in a heavy, heavy favorite for Wimbledon.

Now, he does get a bit gnarly at times on court but he's an athlete that's able to focus that into what he needs to do to get the result done," Woodbridge said.

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