Novak Djokovic will drive Roger Federer ‘nuts’ in Wimbledon final by doing one thing
That’s the opinion of three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe, who believes some players can be driven “nuts” by Djokovic’s court movement.
Federer and Djokovic face off in what will be their third Wimbledon final this afternoon.
The Serbian won both their previous meetings in the final back in 2014 and 2015.
And the two have remained at the top of the sport, alongside Rafael Nadal.
Federer overcame the Spaniard in his semi-final, winning impressively in four sets while Djokovic blew past Roberto Bautista Agut in his last four match.
Djokovic is seen as the favourite entering the final, bidding to win his 16th Grand Slam title.
He has impressed all tournament with his ability to get to the ball and force extra shots from his opponents, breaking them down until they have nothing left.
The 32-year-old is the tournament leader for return points won versus first serve, winning 36 per cent as well as leading the championships for return games won at 38 per cent.
And while Federer is one of the more calmer players on tour, McEnroe suggests the 37-year-old may have his patience tested to the max by Djokovic’s defensive prowess.
“What I really respect about Novak Djokovic is that he inspires himself [by geeing up the crowd] and plays better,” he said on BBC.
“That’s what really matters.
“He is one of the all-time great movers on a tennis court.
“He gets to a lot more balls than people expect.
“He makes you hit so many extra shots and it drives you nuts.
“As for Roger, can you imagine five or six years ago that he would be trading forehands with Rafa Nadal at his age? It’s unthinkable.
“Can Federer do it? Of course he can.
“But I see Novak winning in four sets.”
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