Kevin Anderson given better chance to beat Roger Federer - Mats Wilander


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Kevin Anderson given better chance to beat Roger Federer - Mats Wilander

For the first time since 2015 Roger Federer will play on No. 1 Court at Wimbledon and not on Centre, which may be an advantage for his quarter-final opponent Kevin Anderson, the seven-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander suggested in an interview to Reuters previewing the upcoming match. 'I think psychologically there’s a huge difference for Anderson to play on Court One rather then Centre. The Royal Box is one thing, it’s packed with celebrities. It’s just different. I think this gives Anderson a better chance. He could potentially win a set and if he can win a set he could win two sets. But he will have to serve so well all the time to beat Federer, and hit his forehand well', said Wilander.

Wilander also commented on the match between Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro: 'I don’t know why Del Potro shouldn’t think he has a great chance. This is a good chance for Del Potro because Rafa hasn’t been tested. I think Rafa will go through because there is a big difference between having a close match with Nadal and beating him.'

Wilander spoke about the Serb Novak Djokovic's chances: 'I think the grass is perfect for Djokovic this year, it helps his backhand. I can’t see him losing to (Kei) Nishikori other than the fact that Novak hasn’t had success in slams for a while. This could be the turning point for him.'

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