This would be one of the hardest fought Wimbledon ever. While the results in the men’s category may not surprise many, the women’s section could spring a surprise or two.
In the last four years, the men’s singles have been dominated by players ruled by ‘Planet-Z’-Nadal and Djokovic. Thanks to Uranus, Federer won in 2009. But it has been a far cry from the dominance the he demonstrated from 2003 to 2007. In 2012 also, the impact of Uranus may not be too imposing and Federer would not pose a big challenge. The real battle would be between Nadal and Djokovic. Djokovic definitely holds an edge over Rafael as the Spaniard has just won the French Open and reaffirmed his supremacy on clay courts. ‘Planet-Y’ could put Djoker on top this time in a sort of a karmic balancing act.
The women’s singles is definitely a tougher proposition with six players who have strong horoscopes in the fray to challenge the might of No 1 Sharapova. Besides Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka, 10th ranked Sara Errani is also a tough competitor. The finalist in the recently-concluded French Open has an extraordinary horoscope and the fact that she has not won a Grand Slam yet makes her a dangerous opponent. Sara definitely has it in her to win a Grand Slam and she may just choose to open her tally at the grandest slam. Dominika Cibulkova, Sabine Lisicki and Ana Ivanovic also have some outside chances.
While the planets are definitely in favour of Djokovic and Sharapova retaining their top positions, some strong contenders would make this Wimbledon a cracker of an event.
—Lobo is a city-based astrologer