'I would put Novak Djokovic above...', says former ATP star



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'I would put Novak Djokovic above...', says former ATP star

Wimbledon 2022 is just over a week away from the start. The spotlight is mainly on Novak Djokovic, who wants to win his seventh title at Church Road. The former world number 1 is not experiencing a great season, also thanks to his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus.

In addition to not having been able to participate in the Australian Open, the Serbian phenomenon also suffered serious damage to its image. As things currently stand, the 35-year-old from Belgrade couldn't even play the US Open at the end of the summer.

According to the latest rumors, the United States has no intention of easing the health measures for the entry of foreigners and will not give discounts to the 20-time Grand Slam champion. Nole hoped to redeem himself at Roland Garros, but his race was already interrupted in the quarters at the hands of his eternal rival Rafael Nadal.

The Spaniard has hoisted himself to 22 Majors, further elongating Federer and Djokovic in the all-time rankings. Speaking to Eurosport UK, Peter Fleming - former world number 8 - took stock of the situation on the eve of the third Grand Slam of the season.

Fleming opens up on Djokovic

Peter Fleming, former world number 8 and now a consultant, explained to Eurosport UK that he absolutely did not see Andy Murray go all the way at Wimbledon even if he would pose a real threat to his opponents in the first rounds.

"I think Andy is a danger, he's definitely the kind of guy nobody wants to face, but to expect him to win seven games, best of five sets, is a lot to ask of this guy. stadium, right? I would put Novak Djokovic above him, if Nadal plays, too.

I wouldn't put him above Berrettini either. Anyway, no seed would want to fall against him. He should be sharpened before his first-round match,” said the man who won seven Grand Slam titles in doubles. The year 2022 has been full of challenges for the former world number 1.

It started on a controversial note as the Serb left Australia because of his stand against the Covid-19 vaccine. After losing the chance to defend his Australian Open title, the 35-year-old missed a major chunk of the season as he could not enter the United States for similar reasons.

Djokovic will aim to do well in the upcoming Wimbledon as his participation in the US Open is still a doubt, because of Covid-19 regulations in the US.