2018 Wimbledon Draws and Bracket Commentary
Tennis in swinging London.
Time to gather at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for 2018 Wimbledon. Maybe not literally, but if you’re in London, it must be a hell of a good show.
256 players will take part in the men’s and women’s singles draws, and from 256, two go home with shiny trophies. The brackets are drawn, and we can see the paths to the later rounds for the world’s best tennis players.
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The winners of the men’s and women’s single tournaments each take home a cash prize of £2,250,000. If it hits an American bank account, that’s $2,971,560.38 as of June 30 conversion rates. All you have to do to win three million bucks is beat 127 other people in a tennis tournament. Piece of cake.
For purposes of comparison, those who go home in the first round receive £4,875, which is a cool USD $6,438. That’s chump change to some of the biggest names in London this week.
2018 Wimbledon Bracket: Men’s Singles Draw
The bracket on the men’s side has been updated through the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Federer and Nadal remain on a collision course as everyone expected.
The bracket from the beginning of the tournament is here:
Given that only a few male players have won this tournament in the last 15 years, anyone — ANYONE — getting past the big names would be a major event. Roger Federer has found the Fountain of Youth again and Rafael Nadal is coming off of his (approximately) 900th French Open win.
2018 Wimbledon Bracket: Women’s Singles Draw
On the women’s side of the draw, as of July 11, the field is down to four contenders. The only prior Wimbledon champion of those players is Serena Williams, who is making a major comeback in London.
See the bracket from when the tournament began here:
Women’s tennis has been a lot more open than the men’s game, which is dominated by a few people. The wild card here again is Serena Williams, working her way back and getting seeded again. It’s not like she hasn’t won in London before, and she has in fact been one of the tournament’s top female performers in recent times.
Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain returns as one of the highest seeds to defend her title. Meanwhile, Simona Halep is the top player in the world, and hoping to win her second-straight Grand Slam event.