That’s it, it’s the big moment. The Wimbledon tournament is about to crown the new champions. On the schedule for the singles finals: Ons Jabeur vs. Elena Rybakina at these ladies, Novak Djokovic vs. Nick Kyrgios with these gentlemen. Two unmissable shocks, this coming Saturday 9th July and Sunday 10th July, live on beIN SPORTS.
After a busy fourteen days full of twists and turns, Wimbledon is coming to an end. But the best is of course yet to come, with the big meeting of the finals. As always in recent singles matches, it is the match at the top of the women’s draw that opens the ball on the Center Court, the London Grand Slam tournament reserves its very last day, this Sunday, for the ultimate men’s duel. This is what awaits us, exclusively on beIN SPORTS.
Our Jabeur vs. Elena Rybakina, an unprecedented final
On the one hand: Ons Jabeur, the Tunisian star, number 2 in the world. On the other hand: Elena Rybakina, born in Moscow but naturalized as Kazakh (for several years, so no connection with the Russian boycott of this 2022 edition), 23rd in the WTA ranking. The two will play their first-ever Grand Slam final at Wimbledon next Saturday, July 9. And they, by the way, each on their side become the very first representatives of their country to have thus reached the top on the lawn of London. Hats off.
The first, we expected to find it there. Since the elimination of the world number 1 Iga Swiatek by our national Alizé Cornet, Ons Jabeur has indeed become the favorite of this Wimbledon tournament. She spent the first few laps in top form in sixth gear, but lingered a little in the quarters and halves without really being in any real danger. But facing her and her game full of variations, we find a player who impresses with her strength and the quality of her service. Elena Rybakina also made short work of the experienced Simona Halep, who had not conceded a set since the start of the fortnight but was completely dominated in the semi-final by the Kazakh (6-3, 6-3). Enough to promise a show for this unprecedented final, to be followed live on beIN SPORTS from 3 p.m.
Novak Djokovic vs. Nick Kyrgios
In the men’s draw, it is not quite the final we expected, which is scheduled for Sunday 10 July. Not for nothing: if Novak Djokovic has not missed the meeting, Rafael Nadal is not there. While all tennis enthusiasts hoped to see the two big rivals meet again, at the top of Wimbledon, for what was sure to have been another spectacular shock, the Majorcan sadly had to give up after suffering an abdominal injury during the shifts. So it is the hope of a 23rd title, and even a Grand Slam, knowing that he was halfway through, after winning the Australian Open and Roland-Garros, passing right under his nose.
Good news for Novak Djokovic who can go for a 21st Grand Slam win to close the gap in the race for the record. The three-time defending champion will undoubtedly give everything to win this Wimbledon tournament for the seventh time. But even if it’s not Rafael Nadal, his opponent should still cause him a lot of trouble. With such a straight ticket to the final, with this victory standard in the semi-finals, Nick Kyrgios is a player who can disturb the Djoker. And not just because of his provocations. In addition, for the shocking stat of the day, the Australian remains undefeated against the Serb to date. Indeed, the two have met twice on the track, in quick succession in 2017, at the Acapulco tournament and in Indian Wells. Knowing that the context is of course very different, it is therefore a sensational final that looms again next Sunday, from 3 pm on beIN SPORTS.
sources: Wimbledon, beIN SPORTS