Top 10 tennis highlight moment in 2016
Andy Murray overcame Novak to achieved 1st ranking by the ATP
After Novak Djokovic won two Grand Slam championship at the beginning of the year, both defeated Murray in the finals, not many people think the Scottish tennis player will stand at the world number one at the end of the season. However, the relentless efforts earned Murray the second Wimbledon title and successfully defend the Olympic gold medal. After overtaken Djokovic in Paris Masters, he also defeated this opponent in the final at World Tour Finals. Murray ended 2016 with record 78 wins – 9 unbeaten and owns a chain of 26 consecutive wins. He won 9 titles, including 3 Masters 1000 title.
Angelique Kerber overtaken the world number one of Serena Williams
At the 2016 Australian Open final, Kerber defeat Serena to win the first Grand Slam title. Later, the German tennis player lost in the Wimbledon final, but won the Olympic silver medal in 2016. The milestone marked Serena lost the world number one after 186 weeks on Kerber’s hand when the German player defeated Karolina Pliskova to win US Open champion.
Novak Djokovic won the championship at Roland Garros, complete collection of Grand Slam
After losing in the final three times, the Serbian tennis player finally won the championship that he most wanted in his career after defeating Andy Murray in the final. Djokovic became the 8th player in history to win all 4 Grand Slam. Also, because previously he already win Wimbledon and US Open 2015, Australian Open in 2016, Djokovic became the first man after Rod Laver in 1969, is the defending champion of all four Grand Slam.
Maria Sharapova positive to doping
7/3 days, the Russian tennis players held a press conference and declared that she was shocked detected using banned substances in January. Meldonium been banned substance called Sharapova used as a drug for 10 years. Russian tennis player banned for two years but was later reduced to 15 months and will be back in January 4/2017.
Roger Federer’s season ruined by injury
Swiss tennis player played only 28 games (21 win and 7 loss) in 2016 and for the first time since 2000 not won any trophy. At the beginning of November, he was knocked out of the top 10 for the first time since 2002. Federer not played since Wimbledon and is expected to be back in early 2017.
Serena Williams to catch up a record 22 Grand Slam titles of Steffi Graf
After the 2015 Wimbledon champion, Serena missed three chances at the US Open 2015, Australian Open and Roland Garros in 2016 and 2016. However, the 35-year-old tennis player finally got her wish when defeating Angelique Kerber in final Wimbledon in July.
Monica Puig won the Olympic Gold Medal
Puerto Rico has never won an Olympic gold medal before 2016. However, Monica Puig had amazed everyone by the Championships at tennis women’s single. From the position of a little-known player, Puig has achieved the best performance in her career an beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova seeded 14th, Garbine Muguruza third seed, 11th seed Petra Kvitova and finally the second-seeded Angelique Kerber in the final.
Stan Wawrinka won his 3rd Grand Slam title
When Wawrinka are at his top performance, no one can stop him. We have seen that in the 2014 Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open 2015 this year. Swiss tennis player beating Del Potro and Kei Nishikori in the quarter-final and semi-final and then beat Djokovic in the final. 31 yeads old players have the number of Grand Slam title equal to the world number one Andy Murray.
Del Potro helped Argentina win the Davis Cup championship
Before 2016, Argentina has never won the Davis Cup championship. Since the introduction of this tournament in 1921, they finished second 4 times. However, Juan Martin del Potro defeated Andy Murray to help the home team beat UK in the semifinal. In the finals, he defeated Marin Cilic to help Argentina won the Davis cup championship for the 1st time.
Nick Kyrgios banned due to bad behavior
Nick Kyrgios has been banned from playing tennis until 15 January 2017 following his controversial outburst and lack of effort during his Shanghai Masters defeat by Mischa Zverev.