Swiss legend #Federer won the Australian open 2017 by defeating Spaniard #Nadal in the final. #sharapova will come back to tennis court in April 2017 after serving her 15 months doping ban. Tennis fans would hope that Maria would play well and reach the glory achieved by the Spaniard and Swiss legend when they made a comeback after injury in 2017.
Sharapova to continue the trend?
Federer is having a good 2017 so far. He has won the Australian open 2017 and Indian Wells Masters Open. He has reached the quarter finals of the Miami Open [still ongoing]. The Swiss legend defeated Del Potro in round 32. Nadal was the runner up in Australian Open 2017 and he lost to Federer in Indian Wells Masters tournament. The Spaniard is playing at Miami Open and has reached the quarter finals [still ongoing]. Both players are wary of fitness issues and are taking right precautions. The back hand of the Swiss legend has improved and the Spaniard is trying to sort out some minor issues before peaking.
Sharapova must be at her best when she retunes back to the tennis court. Serena is still a force but there is lot of players who has come to top ten rankings. Sharapova must ensure that she plays well in tournaments that she has entry through wild card and she needs to gain points to start getting direct entry to tournaments. Her fans expect her to peak at US Open 2017. Her fitness levels and her serve will be tested when she makes a comeback after 15 months.
Trust will need to be won by Sharapova
There are many Women tennis players who feel that Sharapova should not have been given wild card entry to Stuttgart open starting from April 26,2017. British no. 2, Heather Watson, feels that Maria is given an easy route back to tennis game. Wozniacki, Cibulkova, Kerber had objected to Maria being given wild card entry. Maria will have to win her doubters through a good display at tennis court and her fans would hope that she returns to her winning ways soon.
Federer and Nadal has gained acceptance of fans and fellow players thanks to their stupendous display in court. People feel that Federer can reach world no 1 rank at the end of the year and they also feel that Nadal would be at his savage best at the end of 2017. Tennis fans would hope to see some best matches involving Federer, Nadal, and Sharapova. These are players who have fans throughout the world and can still attract people to view tennis matches.