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Expert reveals two reasons why Djokovic ‘doesn’t get the Wimbledon credit he deserves’

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A respected commentator and former tour player has explained why Novak Djokovic doesn’t receive the credit he deserves for his performances at Wimbledon

Annabel Croft, former British No.1 and now a key part of the BBC Wimbledon commentary team says,

“Think of the great Wimbledon men’s champions of the open era and the first players who come to most people’s minds will be Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Bjorn Borg. I find it curious that many people do not automatically put Novak Djokovic in the same category. Not only does Djokovic have five Wimbledon titles to his name, which equals Borg’s tally, but he has also won them while competing in an era alongside Federer and Rafael Nadal, the only two men in history who can better his own total of 18 Grand Slam singles titles.

“There are probably two reasons why Djokovic does not get the credit he deserves at Wimbledon. Firstly, there’s no escaping the fact that Federer has dominated the All England Club landscape for most of the last two decades. Secondly, Djokovic’s own remarkable successes on hard courts probably make us think of him primarily as a hard-court player, as his triumphs in Melbourne in particular have surpassed even what he has achieved on grass.”

Croft was writing in her latest exclusive column for Tennishead magazine and you can read her full article and much more incredible tennis content in the Wimbledon special bumper issue


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