Roger Federer, Not Novak Djokovic, Favourite to Win Wimbledon: Bjorn Borg

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 | 0


It’s not often that top-ranked Novak Djokovic enters a match as the underdog (or precisely not as the favourite). But having seen Roger Federer turn back the clock and annihilate Andy Murray in the semi-final, many have got the Swiss winning against Djokovic when the two players lock horns in the Wimbledon title-clash. And, Bjorn Borg is no different.

The former World No. 1 and a 5-time champion here appeared mighty impressed with Federer’s stellar all-round exhibition of tennis as he backed him to pull off the title ahead of Djokovic at the All England Club on Sunday.

“That’s the best I’ve seen him play for many years, the best for maybe 10 years. He’s serving so well. It was great tennis,” Borg told ESPN following Federer’s straight-set conquest of Murray. “.

“On Sunday, Federer will definitely be the favourite to win. He is playing well, moving well, he was doing everything he was supposed to,” he continued. “He is hitting the ball so cleanly and playing with a lot of confidence.

“It’s going to be interesting to see with Novak. I’m really surprised that Roger is playing as well as he is. Andy wasn’t playing badly, and it was a great match, but Federer was too good today. This match was an unbelievably good match.”




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