Laura Robson details why Novak Djokovic is No. 1 Wimbledon favorite

Robson says it is 'hard to bet against Djokovic' at Wimbledon.

by Dzevad Mesic
Laura Robson details why Novak Djokovic is No. 1 Wimbledon favorite

Laura Robson named Novak Djokovic as the No 1 Wimbledon favorite as the former British tennis star highlighted that "it is hard to bet against him" at The Championships. Djokovic, 36, has a perfect record at the Grand Slam level this year as he is 14-0 and coming off back-to-back victories at the Australian Open and French Open.

At Wimbledon, Djokovic hasn't lost a match since 2017. Starting next week, Djokovic will attempt to win his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title. “He's definitely the favorite in my eyes, especially after Paris. The amount of confidence that he has at the moment and then to come here to a tournament that he's won an incredible amount of times and just seems so at ease on this surface, so comfortable on Centre Court, that it's hard to bet against him," Robson told Eurosport.

Robson: Djokovic feels very comfortable playing on grass

Djokovic usually plays only an exhibition match or two leading up to Wimbledon. Although Djokovic doesn't play much leading up to Wimbledon, it never seems to be an issue for the Serb.

Reflecting on that, Robson explained why that's the case. “The way he moves on this surface is unlike anyone else because he's able to take a few things that he uses on the different surfaces, like the sliding that he would do on the clay and the hard courts.

And he still manages to stay so balanced, which is always the difficult thing on grass, to still find enough in the legs to get underneath every ball, make sure that it's not coming onto you so quickly. But he just doesn't even seem to think about it.

A couple of weeks ago I remember speaking to him and he was saying that clay is the surface that he finds toughest to adjust to, where it takes him a few weeks to feel like he's stable. And it just doesn't seem like he has that at all on the grass.

So, yeah, it's an easy transition for him at this point in his career," Robson said. This week, Djokovic is playing one exhibition match at the Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic.

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