Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

Wimbledon 2021 – Djokovic’s territory

Wimbledon 2021 - Djokovic's territory 1
Wimbledon 2021 - Djokovic's territory 1

For the first time in half a decade, Djokovic entered Wimbledon after winning two Grand Slams in Australia and France.

Djokovic had a shocking loss at Wimbledon 2016 despite having just won four consecutive Grand Slams.

In the 2016 season, Djokovic firmly maintained the world number one position after winning four consecutive Grand Slam titles from Wimbledon 2015 to Roland Garros 2016. He limited participation in small tournaments to focus on Masters 1000 and Grand Slam.

Wimbledon is always full of surprises and is a place where players with good serves can make things happen.

According to legend John McEnroe, owner of three Wimbledon titles, only a small group in the ATP top 20 know how to play on grass: `Federer is nearly 40 years old and has just returned from surgery but at Wimbledon, I think only five,

Wimbledon 2021 - Djokovic's territory

Federer has not reached any semi-finals this season, after having knee surgery last year.

The Swiss legend is seeded seventh at Wimbledon this year – the first year the seeding tournament is based on the ATP rankings.

`The physical problem at the age of 39 is very difficult for Federer to solve, especially when playing the five-set format,` former world number two Alex Corretja commented on Federer before Wimbledon.

Rafael Nadal is not participating, Federer is struggling to find form, so Djokovic’s biggest opponents will be Next Gen players.

Wimbledon 2021 - Djokovic's territory

Tsitsipas and many Next Gen players often leave early at Wimbledon.

Tsitsipas is just one of the Next Gen players who appears to be poorly adapted to Wimbledon.

Among the top eight seeds, Matteo Berrettini had the best momentum for the third Grand Slam of the year with the championship at Queen’s Club.

Besides Next Gen, Djokovic may have difficulty against good serving players like Marin Cilic, Reilly Opelka, FĂ©lix Auger-Aliassime or Taylor Fritz.

Wimbledon 2021 - Djokovic's territory

If he successfully defends the Wimbledon championship, Djokovic will equal Nadal and Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams.

In the context that most of his fierce opponents have just exhausted themselves in the clay season, Djokovic is holding a physical advantage.

`Novak is a very, very strong candidate,` nine-time Wimbledon men’s doubles champion Todd Woodbridge said about Djokovic’s chances at the third Grand Slam of the year.

Djokovic has won Wimbledon the last two times, in 2018 and 2019. This is the second most successful Grand Slam in his career, with five championship trophies.

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