Daniil Medvedev won’t to be a part of the 2022 Wimbledon owing to the ban imposed on the participation of Russian and Belarusian gamers by the organiser, however the world No.1 did identify his favorite for the approaching grass-court main that begins on the All-England Membership beginning June 27. With Medvedev not a part of it, Novak Djokovic would be the No.1 seed on the event whereas Rafael Nadal would be the second-seeded participant.
Chatting with Spanish media outlet Dairio de Mallorca, Medvedev picked Djokovic as the highest contender for the elusive trophy, whereas hailing his capability on grass. The Russian admitted that whereas he has not seen tennis greats in Pete Sampras and Bjorn Borg in motion on grass courtroom, however he would nonetheless place Djokovic as among the best ever grass-court gamers.
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“Novak is all the time the favorite. He has received the final three Wimbledons which have been performed. He performs very nicely on grass. If we discuss the perfect gamers in historical past on grass, I might place him on the prime, though I’ve not seen Borg or Sampras play,” he stated.
Djokovic has received the final three titles on the All England Membership, taking his tally to 6 in Wimbledon. The highest-seeded participant shall be aiming so as to add a seventh Wimbledon trophy to his cupboard this 12 months and cut back the hole atop within the all-time Grand Slam record.
Djokovic shall be going through stiff competitors from Nadal, who’s heading into the competitors on the again of an unbeaten run in Slams this 12 months, implying a title win in Australian Open and French Open. The Spaniard shall be aiming for his second trophy on the SW19 having beforehand received in 2008 and 2010.
Medvedev additionally added Nadal and Matteo Berrettini to his record of favourites for the title.
He stated: “From my era, Federer and Djokovic are the perfect. In fact, Nadal can win any event he performs in and Berrettini is taking part in at a excessive degree. Talking of favourites, Djokovic, Berrettini and Nadal.”