Novak Djokovic, who has been struggling with his form on court this year, thinks Roger Federer is still the man to beat on grass. Djokovic, who is currently playing at the Queen’s club championships, praised Federer for staying at the top of his game at such a ripe age. Federer and Djokovic have a history, as we all know. The Serb has a slight edge over Federer in the head to head, having one win more than Federer.
Djokovic was asked what he thought about Roger’s chances at Wimbledon, after his win against John Millman. “Well, you know, it’s hard to pick superlatives for him, because so many things have been said about him throughout the course of his career that, you know, he definitely deserves, you know, all the positives and all the compliments, you know, as a champion, on and off the court”, said Djokovic.
Djokovic heaped praises on Federer for achieving mammoth targets at his age. “Well, he still keeps on inspiring everyone, showing that, you know, age is just a number and he keeps on going and, you know, playing some amazing tennis, really”, said Djokovic. Djokovic also thinks that despite Nadal’s amazing form, Federer is still the man to watch out for at Wimbledon. “I mean, it’s not much to say. He is where he is because he deserves it, you know, so coming into Wimbledon, it’s his backyard, you know, it’s his court and it’s where he loves to play. So he will be the man to beat there. He will be the first favorite.”
Djokovic is looking to get back to his older self again by reaching deep into the Quenn’s club championships. He dispatched the second seed Grigor Dimitrov earlier today in straight sets, to announce himself into the quarterfinals. Djokovic, who has slipped to number 22 in the world, will look to regain his lost glory, at Wimbledon, where he has triumphed three times in the past.