Roger Federer Says Novak Djokovic, Not Andy Murray, the Favourite for US Open

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 | 0

Roger Federer believes that Novak Djokovic is the favourite to win the upcoming US Open title even as he backs Andy Murray to give the Serb a run for his money.

Murray has perhaps been in the form of his life, bagging the top honours at Wimbledon and the Olympic Games. The top-ranked Djokovic, on the contrary, has had a slight dip of late, with his last appearance being a first-round exit (lost to Juan Martin del Potro) from the Rio Olympics.

For Federer, this is not a criterion to rule Djokovic out. “It hasn’t really changed my opinion that Novak is the favourite, despite a few tough losses,” Federer, who is slated to miss the season-ending Grand Slam due to an injury, was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.

Further accentuating the Serb’s track record, the Swiss maestro added: “He did win in Toronto. He has a great record against Andy [24-10] and is a great hard court player [402-65], you see that in the conditions like here and at the Australian Open.”

He, however, doesn’t write Murray off. “But I have been very impressed by Andy, what he has done this summer has been incredible,” Federer continued. “I hope he can keep that going. I think it will be a very exciting US Open and probably a great race between them until the end of the season.”

The US Open is scheduled to get underway on Monday.




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