Djokovic picks Fed­erer for record ninth Wim­ble­don

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● No­vak Djokovic does not con­sider him­self among the favourites at next month’s Wim­ble­don and shares the view that de­fend­ing cham­pion Roger Fed­erer is likely to win a record ninth tro­phy at the All Eng­land Club.

The Ser­bian claimed his first vic­tory over a top-10 op­po­nent since last May at Queen’s Club on Thurs­day as he thrashed Grigor Dim­itrov to reach the quar­ter­fi­nals.

“I’m def­i­nitely not one of the favourites for Wim­ble­don,” Djokovic said.

“Roger is the clear favourite with­out a doubt. (Rafa) Nadal maybe hasn’t played well at Wim­ble­don by his stan­dards, but he’s won it sev­eral times. He’s def­i­nitely one of the can­di­dates to win the ti­tle.”

World No 2 Nadal, who last won the Wim­ble­don ti­tle in 2010, will en­ter the All Eng­land Club with­out any com­pet­i­tive matches on grass this year.

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