|Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic, widely considered as one of the all-time greats, has won 6 Grand Slam singles titles, which include 4 Australian Open wins in 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013, apart from a Wimbledon and a US Open title in 2011. But the Number one ranked player was not so lucky this time at Wimbledon, losing in straight sets to Briton's Andy Murray, the first home player to win the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world since Fred Perry in 1936. Djokovic was in full flow in this year's Wimbledon, what with defending champion Roger Federer being eliminated in the second round itself, and stormed into the finals defeating Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-final. However, Murray's defence was too strong for even Djokovic to crack, and, of course, as Ganesha finds out with the help of Vedic astrology, the stars were overwhelmingly in the Briton's favour... |
Retrograde Mercury's effect on tennis
Every sport is ruled by a planet and a sign. Tennis is primarily ruled by Mercury and the supporting planets are Venus, Uranus and Mars. Because Mercury rules tennis, we can also say that Gemini and Virgo – both the signs rule tennis.
The Wimbledon Championship this year started on 24th June 2013 at 11-30am, while Mercury was direct in Gemini with Sun and Jupiter.
Retrograde Mercury effect
Retrograde Mercury effect started from 27th June when Mercury went retrograde in Gemini. From here on, the flip-flops started. Seeded players started giving up and dark horses started emerging.
Whenever Mercury goes retrograde, we have seen seeded players losing the game or favourites disappointing.
Final – Why Murray?
Wimbledon's Diurnal chart casted for 24th June 2013, 11-30am had Leo rising, as per Vedic Astrology system.
On 7th July 2013 – the day Gentlemen singles finals were to be played, this Diurnal chart had Virgo Ascendant 0 degree 53 min.
There was Stellium of many planets – Retrograde Mercury, Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Mars in Gemini.
Murray vs Djokovic final started at 14 hours when it was Virgo Ascendant at around 27 degrees.
Murray has Mars in Gemini at around 2 degree 30 min.
Djokovic is just one week younger to Murray and he has Mars at around 7 degree in Gemini.
The match lasted for about 3 hours and 10 min. Murray's 'Mars Return' was at lesser than one degree applying aspect (almost in the offing) and he won!
So, whenever Mercury goes retrograde, the scope of a new winner emerging increases and favourite players start losing or they commit mistakes unknowingly.
In short, with retrograde Mercury – expect the unexpected in tennis. As this time it was in Gemini, the magnitude of the effect was greater.
With Ganesha's Grace,
The GaneshaSpeaks Team