We have come to end of yet another month in 2017. November was one of the busiest months for sports lovers around the world as we had action from the world of football, tennis, basketball, formula 1, cricket, rugby, to mention a few.
As we look forward to the month of December, we take time to look back on some of the sporting events that made November an unforgettable month for sports lovers.
Lewis Hamilton Winning the F1 Drivers’ Championship
Earlier this month, Lewis Hamilton pulled off what he failed to last year and won the Formula1 drivers’ championship ahead of names like Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen and others.
The British driver also became the first Brit to win the championship 4 times. Although he had started the season quite well, he made the most of the setbacks suffered by his closest competitor and at some point has a lead as wide as 50+ over Sebastian Vettel.
Boston Celtics’ Unbeaten Streak
Before the NBA season kicked off, the talk was about Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors and Lebron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers. Then there was little talk about Kyrie Irving’s move to Boston Celtics. That move is gradually turning out to be the move of the season.
The former Cavs man has become so vital to his new team that his performances helped them to go on a 16-game unbeaten streak, a run which was snapped by Miami Heat in their 104-98 loss. Their unbeaten home run was also broken by Detroit Pistons just yesterday. With this kind of run, they’re one to watch out for when the Playoffs kick off next year.
Manchester City’s Unbeaten Run and Europe’s Unbeaten Ones.
Easily the most talked about team in Europe this season, Manchester City continued from where they left things off in October by going on a winning streak in all competitions in the month of November – well, they still have to play against the Saints later today so we’re not sure if they will end the month unbeaten.
In Europe big five leagues, Barcelona, Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, Inter Milan and co all went through the month of November without tasting defeat. Superb!
The WTA and ATP Finals
The season ending tournament was filled with drama as both produced winners that most fans weren’t really expecting.
In the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association), it was all about Caroline Wozniacki who defeated Venus Williams to win the title. The ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) produced an unlikely winner in Grigor Dimitrov who, after a two-hour, 30-minute battle against David Goffin, emerged with the Nitto ATP Finals trophy in his debut at The O2.
Roger Federer getting knocked out and Nadal retiring due to injury was another talking point in the tournament.
What are your unforgettable sport memories from the month of November, 2017? Share your thoughts with us by leaving us a comment.