Djokovic Wimbledon 2021

‘Djokovic won’t walk it’ insists former Wimbledon champion

Boris Becker has insisted that Novak Djokovic ‘won’t walk’ to a sixth Wimbledon title after reaching his 12th quarter-final at The All England Club.

The world No. 1 dominated 17th seed Cristian Garin 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 in the fourth round of The Championships on Monday.

Defending champion Djokovic will face Marton Fucsovics – who battled past fifth seed Andrey Rublev in five sets – in the last eight on Wednesday.

Although Djokovic has won both Grand Slams played in 2021 and cruised to the Wimbledon quarter-finals, however his former coach believes there are some serious tests ahead.

“Novak won’t walk it. Some of the men left in the draw are being underestimated, and Djokovic has another opponent that should not be discounted — history.”

“The nearer he (Novak Djokovic) gets to the final and a possible 20th Grand Slam title, the more this pressure will build and the more he will be reminded of it.” Becker said.

The former Wimbledon champion also said fans focus too much on players like Roger Federer and Andy Murray, while several of the young players are capable of winning a Major title.

“I also think we are still so preoccupied with legends like Roger Federer and Andy Murray that we sometimes overlook some of the other men, who in the coming years are going to be Grand Slam champions.” Becker added.

The 34-year-old is three wins away from winning a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title, and continuing his bid for a historic ‘Golden Calendar Slam’.

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