During an interview with Eurosport UK, Peter Fleming, former world number 8, took stock of the situation on the eve of the third Grand Slam of the season, talking above all about Novak Djokovic. Fleming explained: “Even if he is not shining in 2022, I believe that Novak Djokovic remains the big favorite for the win at Wimbledon.
Behind him I have Rafael Nadal, as long as he can relieve the pain in his foot. Then there is Matteo Berrettini, who reached the final last year proving that he is perfectly at ease on the grass. Andy Murray should not be underestimated, who is betting a lot on this edition of the Championships.
No seed would be happy to play against him, I can assure you. At the same time, I doubt he can win seven games in the best of five sets. ” Indian tennis legend Mahesh Bhupathi put further pressure on Djokovic’s shoulders: “The next few months will be difficult for him, also thanks to his choice not to get vaccinated.
The US Open is still a question mark and we don’t know if he will be able to enter Australia in 2023. He absolutely has to win Wimbledon to stay in the running. ”
Djokovic at Wimbledon 2022.
Wimbledon 2022 is just over a week away from the start.
The spotlight is mainly on Novak Djokovic, who wants to win his seventh title at Church Road. The former world number 1 is not experiencing a great season, also thanks to his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
In addition to not having been able to participate in the Australian Open, the Serbian phenomenon also suffered serious damage to its image. As things currently stand, the 35-year-old from Belgrade couldn’t even play the US Open at the end of the summer.
According to the latest rumors, the United States has no intention of easing the health measures for the entry of foreigners and will not give discounts to the 20-time Grand Slam champion. Nole hoped to redeem himself at Roland Garros, but his race was already interrupted in the quarters at the hands of his eternal rival Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has hoisted himself to 22 Majors, further elongating Federer and Djokovic in the all-time rankings.