Federer Deserves Top Spot, says Djokovic

July 17, 2012

As Roger Federer waltzed past world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi final to seal his place in the final of Wimbledon at the All England Club, many people opined that the grass court surface, the Swiss player’s favorite surface had handed him the advantage over the Serbian ace, who is more accustomed to playing on the hard courts than the grass courts.

However, The Djoker does not believe in what is being said about FedEx and admitted that the Swiss Master deserved to be in the final of the greatest spectacle on the tennis calendar.

Federer is also in line to take over at the top of the tennis rankings from Djokovic, a position that he last held back in May 2010 after being on top for a record number of weeks.

Roger Federer has won an unprecedented 16 Grand Slam titles, 6 of which have come at the All England Club and if he manages to overcome crowd favorite Andy Murray in the final, it will be his 7th title and equal the record currently held by American legend Pete Sampras. I wish I’d bet on tennis record being broken by Federer.

Ironically, Federer began his journey to greatness by defeating Sampras in the early rounds of Wimbledon almost 10 years back now and is now on the verge of equaling his feat at the All England Club. And Djokovic is full of praise for the world number three, stating that Federer had been extremely consistent and playing some of his best tennis this year but luck was not on his side. He added that no matter how good one is, luck is always a factor.

Djokovic also added that he hopes Roger Federer wins his 7th Wimbledon crown and reclaim the top spot as he deserves it on current form and he will take it as a challenge to reclaim that position from him once again.

Federer is also top of the charts for those fans looking to have a bet on US Open 2012, with Nadal and Djokovic behind him in the odds tables.