Novak Djokovic is favored to beat Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer in the tournament.
Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer have all been tipped to win more Grand Slams than Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic, according to Tim Henman, will become the greatest tennis player of all time. On Sunday, Djokovic will face Italian Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon men’s final on Centre Court, with a 20th Grand Slam – equaling the records set by his great rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal – as his goal.
Former British No. 1 and four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Henman, on the other hand, believes there is nothing stopping Djokovic from surpassing Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam victories.
Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam titles, the most recent of which she achieved in 2017 – however she has failed to break the Court record in 13 efforts since then, including four losing finals.
Berrettini’s best chance of toppling Djokovic, according to Henman, is to rally the Centre Court fans behind him as the underdog – and rattle the great Serb once more.
“Who do I think will be the best ever?” Henman asked. Djokovic is without a doubt the top male tennis player.
“It’s mind-boggling. When you consider Novak’s intensity and consistency, I believe the Grand Slam of all four majors is on this year.
“I believe he will win the most Grand Slams of any male player. As a result, he will be remembered as the greatest male athlete of all time.
“However, based on his fitness, ambition, hunger, and desire, I see him challenging Serena Williams and later Margaret Court for the most Grand Slam singles titles won.
“I was playing in that era when Pete Sampras retired, and the record reached 14 titles. Nobody would have gotten there in the next 15-20 years, I would have bet my bottom dollar.
“It’s incredible that three of them are currently at a combined score of 59.”
Djokovic has already won the Australian Open and the French Open this year, and with the Olympics on the horizon, the ‘Golden Slam,’ which includes victories in all four major tournaments as well as a gold medal, has never been done before, except for Steffi Graf in 1988.
But, like Djokovic has done, Henman believes Berrettini’s greatest chance is to enlist the support of the audience. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”