“Can Get My Hands on the Wimbledon Trophy Again”: Novak Djokovic Remains Optimistic On Winning 20th Grand Slam

Published 06/23/2021, 1:48 PM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates in his Men’s Singles first round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during Day one of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 01, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

After a thumping victory on the Parisian clay this year which ensured a 19th grand slam title, world number one Novak Djokovic has his eyes set on clinching the Wimbledon crown to take his majors count to 20. By achieving this feat, the Serb will equal both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the number of grand slams won.


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When we take a look at the men’s singles seeding this year at SW19, there aren’t many players who will be a potential threats to Djokovic. With Nadal‘s withdrawal from the tournament, the Serb will have to face stiff competition from youngsters like Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

But, neither of the aforementioned players have an exceptional record on grass and this itself is enough to say that the Serb is the clear favorite heading into Wimbledon this year.

Even though the presence of Roger Federer will always be a dangerous prospect for Djokovic at SW19, their past record on center-court favors the 19-time grand slam champion.

Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia hold their trophies as they walk off Centre Court after the Men’s Singles Final during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon in London, England.

Dominic Thiem, who recently injured his right wrist during the first-round match at Mallorca, is yet to provide a detailed update on the status of his Wimbledon participation.

Apart from these players, Matteo Berrettini could prove to be a real threat to the Serb with his huge first-serves and flat forehand play. With the main draw taking place in a couple of days, the odds are in favor of Novak Djokovic to win the championship.

“Hopefully I can keep that run going” – Novak Djokovic on his Wimbledon chances

Currently playing doubles at the ATP Mallorca event, Djokovic won his first-round contest after saving two match points in the third set. Ahead of his second-round matchup, the Serb talked about his desire to win the coveted Wimbledon trophy.

I’m gonna play on Wimbledon now, and hopefully I can get my hands on the Wimbledon trophy again. I had championship title runs in 2018 and 2019. Hopefully, I can keep that run going” said the 19-time major champion.


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The world number one was satisfied with the changes made to his game on grass over the years.

I am feeling good on grass. I think I improved a lot with my game on grass over the years. Every grand slam is like, you know, probably a Mount Everest to climb for a tennis player”, concluded the Serb.

Considering the form that he is in, it will be safe to say that Novak Djokovic is the player to beat at this year’s Wimbledon.


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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.