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Djokovic, Eager For History

The Serbian, a great favorite to repeat the title, with the permission of Alcatraz. The Serb can match Court’s 24 Slam titles and Federer’s eight at Wimbledon.

The prognosis is unanimous. Everyone sees Novak Djokovic as the great favorite to win the Wimbledon trophy again this year. Whose 136th edition (55th of the Open Era) opens the curtain today Monday (12:00, Movistar+). The 36-year-old Serbian current winner of the Australian Open and Roland Garros makes his debut (2:30 p.m.). Against Argentine Pedro Caching (28 and 67th)with all the ballots with the permission of Carlos Alcatraz to revalidate the title won in 2022. Which would be the fifth consecutive harvest in the British tournament for a total of eight. Thus he would match Roger Federer’s record and at the same time would raise the number of Grand Slam winners to 24, to tie in the absolute list with the Australian Margaret Court. Leave behind Serena Williams (23) and distance the absent Rafa Nadal (22).

For this reason, among other things, Djokovic will fight at the All England Club. A special place for him, Roger Federer’s garden until he retired last year. It will be the first time since 1998 that neither the Swiss nor the Spaniard. who is recovering from surgery on his left iliac psoas are in the major on grass. The possibility of extending the dominance of the Big. Three in the four most important tennis events remains in the hands of the Balkan. Linking five successes at Wimbledon would put him on a par with Federer and Bjorn Borg. The only ones who have achieved it so far and one step away from completing the calendar Grand Slam for the first time (winning all in the same course). He would need the US Open to emulate Rod Laver, Court and Steffi Graf.

In addition, Novak Djokovic who has linked 28 consecutive victories on grass (since he fell to Marin Cilice in the Queen’s 2018 final), can snatch number one from Alcatraz. To do so, he would have to reach, at least, the third and obtain a better final result than that of the Muricin. Even more so now on a surface that is traditionally difficult for Spaniards and the main candidate to end the reign of the Belgrade titan at Wimbledon.

Another incentive that, according to him. He does not need to stimulate his ambition I don’t need Carlos or anyone else to be there to find that extra drive and motivation when I enter the Slams. because I know I have to win seven games to be the champion. So whoever I may face, it doesn’t make a difference to me. I need to do what I have to do. The majority of my time is given to getting my body mind and game into the best shape possible. So that I can perform at my best in each match.

list of applicants

Berrettini and Kyrgios (resigned hours before the start of the tournament finalists in 2021 and 2022. Do not arrive at their best after long breaks due to injury. Medvedev, number three with a remote chance of being number one. Again he would have to win his second major. So that Alcatraz does not reach the round of 16 nor Djokovic to the quarterfinals. he has not shone in the short grass campaign that has had Tiafoe as winners (Stuttgart), Griekspoor (‘s-Hertogenbosch) Bublik (Halle), Alcatraz (Queen’s) Eubanks (Mallorca), and Francisco CerĂșndolo (Eastbourne). Ruud, Tsitsipas, Rune, Rublev, Sinner, maybe Zverev, and Andy Murray, who dreams of making old laurels green again after winning two Challengers on grass. add to the list of candidates for a prize that has been distributed among Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, and Murray in the last 20 editions.

I don’t feel more relaxed, I still have a hunger for success, more Grand Slams, and tennis victories. I am confident that I can compete at the highest level as long as that drive endures. If that fails, I suppose I’ll have to deal with maybe different circumstances and adopt a different strategy. He remains there. I began to consider the preparation for the grass and what needed to be done a few days after Roland Garros. It is the rarest surface we have in this sport and little is played on it compared to 40, 50, or 60 years ago commented Nole, who yearns for history.

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