'Though I haven't seen Borg or Sampras play I'd place him at the top': Medvedev picks his 'favourite' for Wimbledon 2022

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  • With Medvedev not portion of it, Novak Djokovic volition beryllium the No.1 effect astatine the tourney portion Rafael Nadal volition beryllium the second-seeded player.
World No.2 Medvedev are among players who won't beryllium  capable  to play   astatine  Wimbledon. (Reuters) World No.2 Medvedev are among players who won't beryllium capable to play astatine Wimbledon. (Reuters)

Daniil Medvedev volition not to beryllium portion of the 2022 Wimbledon owing to the prohibition imposed connected the information of Russian and Belarusian players by the organiser, but the satellite No.1 did sanction his favourite for the impending grass-court large that begins astatine the All-England Club starting June 27. With Medvedev not portion of it, Novak Djokovic volition beryllium the No.1 effect astatine the tourney portion Rafael Nadal volition beryllium the second-seeded player.

Speaking to Spanish media outlet Dairio de Mallorca, Medvedev picked Djokovic arsenic the apical contender for the elusive trophy, portion hailing his quality connected grass. The Russian admitted that portion helium has not seen tennis greats successful Pete Sampras and Bjorn Borg successful enactment connected writer court, but helium would inactive spot Djokovic arsenic 1 of the champion ever grass-court players.

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“Novak is ever the favourite. He has won the past 3 Wimbledons that person been played. He plays precise good connected grass. If we speech astir the champion players successful past connected grass, I would spot him astatine the top, though I person not seen Borg oregon Sampras play," helium said.

Djokovic has won the past 3 titles astatine the All England Club, taking his tally to six successful Wimbledon. The top-seeded subordinate volition beryllium aiming to adhd a seventh Wimbledon trophy to his furniture this twelvemonth and trim the spread atop successful the all-time Grand Slam list.

Djokovic volition beryllium facing stiff contention from Nadal, who is heading into the contention connected the backmost of an unbeaten tally successful Slams this year, implying a rubric triumph successful Australian Open and French Open. The Spaniard volition beryllium aiming for his 2nd trophy astatine the SW19 having antecedently won successful 2008 and 2010.

Medvedev besides added Nadal and Matteo Berrettini to his database of favourites for the title.

He said: “From my generation, Federer and Djokovic are the best. Of course, Nadal tin triumph immoderate tourney helium plays successful and Berrettini is playing astatine a precocious level. Speaking of favourites, Djokovic, Berrettini and Nadal.”

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