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'It is Novak Djokovic's title to lose at Wimbledon,' says Greg Rusedski

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Novak Djokovic is the clear favourite for Wimbledon and it is going to take something exceptionally special to beat him says Greg Rusedski.

Djokovic has won both Grand Slams this year, in Australia and France and he begins his Wimbledon challenge against young British wildcard Jack Draper on Monday.

The world number one is now just one behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the Grand Slam race with 19 major titles and despite strong challenges from the 'Next Gen' group of players, Djokovic is still asserting his dominance on the sport.

Former British number one Greg Rusedski thinks its very hard to predict any other winner than Djokovic, who is looking for his sixth All England Championship title.

“I think Djokovic has separated himself from the pack, " said Rusedski.

"It is Djokovic’s title to lose at Wimbledon. I am never seen a stronger favourite going into the Championships.

"It is going to have to take something exceptionally special – or for some sort of incident like we saw at the US Open – when the Big Three weren’t there. It is very hard to see beyond Djokovic.” Rusedski said.

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Djokovic has admitted that he is targeting not only a calendar Slam, winning all four majors in the same year, but also a Golden Slam, which includes an Olympic singles title on top, a feat that only Steffi Graf has achieved.

Rusedski believes that winning Wimbledon and the US Open will cement the Serbian as the greatest men's player of all time, but he also has a chance of overtaking the women's record too.

“You feel he is on for the calendar Slam and he is the heaviest favourite for Wimbledon that I can remember in a long time," said Rusedski.

“And winning all four singles titles this year will him to 21 in the race to be the greatest player of all time.

"He can break the women’s record as well with Margaret Court on 24 and Serena Williams on 23. And if he can stay healthy and get to that number, there is no real debate.”

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