Rafael Nadal snubbed by Wayne Ferreira: 'Del Potro is looking very good'


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Rafael Nadal snubbed by Wayne Ferreira: 'Del Potro is looking very good'

Wayne Ferreira, who reached the 1994 Wimbledon quarter-finals, made his predictions about the current Wimbledon edition. Ferreira doesn't believe that Rafael Nadal can go far and win the title. 'In the beginning, I picked Roger and Nick Kyrgios, but with Kyrgios being out now, Roger for me is still the favourite. But, looking at how the matches are going this week, I think (Juan Martin) del Potro is looking very, very good. I think he is playing well enough to take Nadal out. For me, it’s Roger and Del Potro,' said Ferreira.

Daniela Hantuchova, who reached 2002 Wimbledon quarter-finals stated: 'I think Roger is the favourite. I’ve said it since the beginning, just because of the way he has been playing in the first week. I don’t think we have ever seen him playing such a high level of tennis in the first week. His game looks just as clean as ever and he is fitter, he is much lighter. I don’t how he does it, but he moves incredibly well.'

Finally, the 1998 men's doubles winner Paul Haarhuis: 'You will have to go with Roger, although the conditions are somewhat in favour of Nadal. The courts are dry and hard, the balls are bouncing up higher so the topspin that Nadal uses has a lot more impact. But having said that, Federer is once again on a mission. The level is so high.'

Djokovic will face Kei Nishikori, while Nadal plays del Potro. The winners will face each other in the semis.

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