The most anticipated day has arrived for lovers of the grass tour. Wimbledon, a unique tournament with its own rules (all-white clothing and an unusual pre-qualification system), is hours away from its start and, as a result, the organization announced the main draw draw.
With the absence of Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem consummated, the fans received news that made their day happy: Novak Djokovic, World No. 1 and main favorite to win the crown, will seek his third consecutive title in London and could reach reissue the epic definition of 2019 against Roger Federer since they could only cross in a hypothetical final.
Of course, both must first win six games - the best of five sets - to be able to say present in the consecrating match on July 11. Djokovic breathes. While Roger Federer is not in his physical prime, it is always best to have him away from the frame for experience and comfort with the surface.
Also, fate played him a good pass since great specialists in grass appear on the other side of the picture. So much so that he will debut against local Jack Draper (Junior finalist in 2018). Beyond reaching the quarter-finals on the Queen's ATP 500, the British youth doesn't seem like much of a problem for the world No.
1. In turn, you could see the faces against Kevin Anderson, who was a finalist in 2018, but currently oscillates between irregularity and problems with injuries. The biggest stumbling block in the first week could only appear in the third round as he would cross paths with Alejandro Davidovich, a tough nut to crack who knows how to shine at Wimbledon and who is coming off a memorable performance at Roland Garros.
In a hypothetical quarterfinal he would go against Andrey Rublev. Precisely, the Russian will start his journey against Federico Delbonis (he does not have good performances on grass), but he will have to be attentive in the second round against the South African Lloyd Harris, a player always dangerous.
In case of advancing, Fabio Fognini, Diego Schwartzman and Nole himself appear on the path to glory.
Djokovic wanted to take every opportunity to win Majors
While speaking to the media at his pre-tournament press conference on Saturday, Novak Djokovic admitted that the task would require a monumental physical and mental effort from him.
"My confidence is pretty high, having won two Majors," Djokovic said. "Roland Garros took a lot out of me, mentally, physically and emotinally, but it brought me a lot of positive energy as well. The biggest task is how to stay in the present moment," he added.
"There is always something on the line for me, Roger or Rafa when it comes to tennis history." The 34-year-old then reiterated that Grand Slams hold the highest priority for him at the moment, and that he wanted to take every opportunity to win Majors that came his way.
"Grand Slams are the biggest motivation I have right now, this stage of my career," Djokovic said. "I want to try to make the most of the Grand Slams. I am trying to reach the top. I have achieved it throughout my career. I have been fortunate to play my best tennis when it mattered most, I think."