After the epic final lost to Novak Djokovic in 2019, Roger Federer will come back to the Wimbledon lawns to try to win his 9th title. The Swiss champion was drawn in the bottom-half of the draw together with tennis players of the caliber of Daniil Medvedev, Marin Cilic, Matteo Berrettini and Alexander Zverev.
Federer will face Adrian Mannarino in the first round, who can express an excellent level of play on grass. In the second and third rounds, however, he could find first Richard Gasquet and then Cameron Norrie, who reached the final at Queen's last week; final lost in three sets against Berrettini.
In the round of 16, Federer's path could cross with that of Lorenzo Sonego; however, the Italian will have to be good at not falling into the trap of his insidious opponents. Medvedev, Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov and Hubert Hurkacz are the other seeded players in the same quarter of the draw.
Allegro: "Roger Federer is the favorite at Wimbledon"
Unlike the considerations expressed by many of his colleagues, Yves Allegro thinks Federer is the favorite at the All England Club. Allegro explained in an interview with RTS Sport: "Federer is the favorite at Wimbledon.
Grass is the super fine that is best suited to his game and on which he moves best on the court. Many players find it difficult to move freely on this surface, however. Djokovic, for example, needs a little more time to find the right rhythm.
Also, Federer feels at home here and, considering the quality of service and the level he has shown at Roland Garros, I think he's one of his favorites. I know that he will have to beat two top 5s and that the games are played in the best of five sets.
It will be difficult for him, but I know he will be fresh both physically and mentally. For me, Roger Federer remains the best ever. He is the one who changed our sport and the perception of tennis around the world. He showcased a style of play that has no equal, as well as being a symbol from the media point of view for a very long period of time. He has all made positive changes. It is not the number of Grand Slams won that makes the difference."