Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2019

Djokovic is ‘heavy favourite’ declares Wimbledon legend ahead of The Championships

An all-time great of Wimbledon has backed Novak Djokovic to secure a 6th title and 20th Grand Slam at this year’s Championships.

9-time Wimbledon men’s doubles champion Todd Woodbridge believes that few can challenge the world No. 1 in his quest to equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s Slam tallies, secure the Calendar Slam and Olympic gold.

“The Golden Slam – it is very much on the cards, there is no doubt about that,” the Australian told Sports Sunday.

“What Novak managed to produce in Paris, in two comebacks from two sets to love down, is some of the best mental stuff you’ll ever see.”

Djokovic defeated both Lorenzo Musetti and Stefanos Tsitsipas from a two sets to love deficit, as well as conquering Rafael Nadal for the second time at Roland Garros in an epic for the ages.

“Now, he does get a bit gnarly at times on court but he’s an athlete that’s able to focus that into what he needs to do to get the result done,” Woodbridge continued.

“That final, to come back against [Stefanos] Tsitsipas, fantastic effort from him. And he’s just freshening up, he’s down in Mallorca on grass courts getting ready as his preparation for Wimbledon.

“He most definitely goes in a heavy, heavy favourite for Wimbledon.”