The men's singles at Wimbledon 2021 seems like a tournament with a predictable, immutable outcome, with a great protagonist and favorite for the final victory, Novak Djokovic, and many challengers who do not seem to be up to the Serbian tennis player, who in London this year, could equal the 20 Slams of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
And Roger Federer, on the opposite side of seeding, will try to stop world no.1, even if all this seems like a mission impossible. Quiet first round for Djokovic, who will face the British Jack Draper, but who in the 2nd round could find Kevin Anderson, which would mean giving life to a match that was a final in this tournament.
In the top-half, Nole will potentially have Andrey Rublev or Jannik Sinner, and Stefanos Tsitsipas or Denis Shapovalov or Alex De Minaur on her way to a final. Not to be underestimated, despite the physical condition is to be evaluated, Andy Murray, who obtained a wild-card from the Church Road board.
Murray is someone who knows how to win on the lawns of the All England Club, and maybe in these two weeks he could play a trick on many colleagues. While Federer's first round against Mannarino is more complex, one who on grass-courts finds the best tennis of him, even if he has lost all six precedents against the Swiss.
Federer's path should then include Richard Gasquet in the 2nd round and Cameron Norrie in the 3rd round, with one between Pablo Carreno Busta and Lorenzo Sonego in the 4th round. Roger has on his side Daniil Medvedev, seed no.2, Marin Cilic and Grigor Dimitrov, eventually Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini or Casper Ruud.
Berrettini, who could be the real outsider of the tournament with his countryman Lorenzo Sonego, will be deaf with Guido Pella, but could get a very difficult third round against John Isner. Considering the draw and everything he has shown so far, Novak Djokovic is the favorite for the final win, all the others will be background actors.
Roger Federer should work a real miracle to win his 9th title at Wimbledon, and the feeling, after what was seen also in Halle, is not very positive for the Swiss Maestro: never before has Federer had less chance of winning Wimbledon than this year.
Zeverev, Berrettini and Medvedev all in the bottom-half, may have a chance, but it seems really difficult, almost impossible, on a grass-surface on which Djokovic is now at home. Wimbledon 2021 percentages: Novak Djokovic 80% Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev all 5%
Outsiders: Matteo Berrettini, Alex De Minaur, Lorenzo Sonego, Andy Murray