Mats Wilander: Novak is a strong favourite for the title

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Mats Wilander: Novak is a strong favourite for the title

The top two seeds at Wimbledon – Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer clash in the finals at the All England Club. Meeting for a fifth time in a Grand Slam final, it seems like Novak Djokovic would hold the edge in this one, according to former Grand Slam Champion Mats Wilander.

“For Sunday’s match, it’s hard not to see Novak be a pretty strong clear favourite for the title because Federer’s weapon is probably his serve, and Novak finds a way to neutralize that. Federer’s serve is not hard, but well placed…So Novak will get a play on most serves and then he is in the rally straight away.

From the baseline, and when the balls are in play, Federer can stay with Djokovic well. Novak can serve pretty much as well as Federer and can set up as many free points as Federer himself”. He further added, “If you look at everything, then you say that the weakest part of Djokovic’s game is as good as Federer’s, he’s stronger in a couple of places such as movement, the return of serve and the backhand”.

He ended by saying, “I think it’s going to be tough. I think Djokovic is going to feel the pressure, that’s for sure, but then for Federer, it might be his last chance here”. This is the 48th meeting between the two with Djokovic leading their head to head 25-22.