Tennis - Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic says that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are his favourites to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon but World No. 1 Andy Murray is only his fourth pick for the title and Novak Djokovic comng in at No. 5 - putting his former pupil Marin Cilic as third favourite for the men's title in London.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, Ivanisevic says, "He (Cilic) plays very well on grass, but nobody talks about him. He’s got the game, it’s just an issue of mentally how he’s going to cope with the pressure. If he continues to play aggressively, the only way he can play, he can be very dangerous there. For the moment, he [Murray] is my fourth favourite. Murray’s lost confidence. He’s not hitting the ball well enough. I’m thinking about the form, the way they’re playing and how they can do. But who knows how it’s going to turn out?’
Spekaing about Murray, who has struggled for most of this season, Ivanisevic says, "Last year he was returning better, putting pressure on everybody and was more aggressive. Andy was returning unbelievably. Now he’s a bit out. Players believe they can hurt him. That’s the worst thing that can happen: he’s not untouchable anymore. He has two weeks to prepare and he needs to hope for a better draw for the first couple of rounds so he can get some confidence. I don’t think anyone should be worried. He’s a fighter. He’s going to find his mojo, his form, because of how much Wimbledon means to him. The way he played last year was absolutely beautiful to watch.’
On recently crowned French Open champion Rafael Nadal, Ivanisevic says, "Rafa is very mentally strong. At the moment, he’s the best player in the world. It depends on the draw. I would pick Nadal if he passes the first week. Could he be vulnerable in the first week? You never know. You look at what happened the last couple of years, he had tough opponents who beat him before in Dustin Brown [in the second round in 2015] and Nick Kyrgios [in the fourth round in 2014]. But he’s hitting the ball amazingly and it’s going to be tough to beat him.’