Can Novak Djokovic rwin Wimbledon and break Roger Federer's last record?

The Serbian champion has a draw that allows him to dream of Roger Federer's record

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Can Novak Djokovic rwin Wimbledon and break Roger Federer's last record?
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The sliding doors of the season may have arrived for Novak Djokovic, who, despite the meniscus surgery three weeks ago, will be able to play the Wimbledon Championships, something unthinkable at least until ten days ago. And the Serbian champion will have an overall easy draw in the first rounds, more difficult in a possible second week. But, if he has decided to participate, I believe it is because he believes in the possibility of breaking Roger Federer's last great record: the 8 titles won at the London Major.

Nole will start in the first round against the Czech qualifier Kopriva and will eventually face the winner between the British wildcard Fearnley and the Spaniard Moro Canas. In the third round, the top seed that Djokovic could draw is the Argentine Etcheverry, certainly not an expert on the surface, and therefore watch out above all for the Australian Alexei Popyrin, a tough obstacle to overcome.

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The first real tough matches could be in the 4th round, where Djokovic could draw one between the Russian Karen Khachanov and the Norwegian Holger Rune. In the quarterfinals Djokovic faced the worst opponent among the top seeds, the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, a tennis player who he has already beaten in the past but who is always very treacherous on grass.

Much will obviously depend on the physical condition of the Serbian champion and it will certainly help that the first commitments do not see very difficult obstacles. Possibly Djokovic should face one of Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev or even Taylor Fritz in the semi-final but watch out for surprises such as the American Sebastian Korda or Jack Draper, the last winner in Stuttgart. Then the final, a dream for Djokovic, given how he arrived at the tournament, but a match where he could take revenge both against Alcaraz and possibly against Jannik Sinner.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

His presence was in the balance until the last second and in the end he made it. Nole, despite a difficult operation carried out only 20 days ago, will be at Wimbledon and will take part in the London tournament. The Serb who reached the final last year is still looking for his first Slam of the season, his 25th Grand Slam tournament. In short, Djokovic will be able to test his condition with a fairly simple start, the first three rounds should not present any sensational problems.

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