Novak Djokovic and his ‘perfect return’ tipped to win seventh Wimbledon crown

Alex Corretja says very few men in the draw at Wimbledon truly believe they can beat Novak Djokovic there.

Djokovic is the defending champion and top seed at Wimbledon again this summer, and there looks to be a serious dearth of proven grass winners between him and another title.

That makes him the clear favourite from the start, and Corretja agrees it’s tough to see many being able to stop him becoming a seven-time Wimbledon champion this summer.

“Novak, he loves grass,” Corretja told Eurosport. “He likes to play there and he knows the surface very well, he adjusts very well to these conditions.

“He’s always going to be there. Novak, I think starting the tournament, you know that he might be probably the man to beat because he’s been doing very well. He’s been winning there.

“He’s the defending champion, and I think it’s going to be super difficult to beat him. He serves great, he returns perfect, he moves well, he plays deep.

“So I don’t think there are too many guys on the draw that they really feel that they can beat Novak best-of-five on grass.”

With Daniil Medvedev missing, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are the only top ten seeds in the men’s draw with any experience of winning a Grand Slam.


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That means there is every chance Wimbledon will be dominated by them again, but Corretja thinks neither player will be worried about the other.

“I feel like Rafa Nadal now, he left a little [bit of a gap] with the Slams and now Djokovic needs to just recover his feelings.

“I don’t think he needs to think about Rafa or Rafa about Novak.”

If Djokovic is able to win another Wimbledon title this summer, he will draw level with Pete Sampras and close to within one of Roger Federer’s record of eight.

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