Wednesday August 10, 2022

Australian Billie Jean King Cup captain Alicia Molik thinks Novak Djokovic is the top favorite at Wimbledon but adds she feels Nick Kyrgios is the one that could potentially upset the Serb at The Championships. Kyrgios, who reached back-to-back semifinals in Stuttgart and Halle, made it clear during his pre-tournament press conference that he is confident he can anybody on grass.

“Nick Kyrgios has arrived surprisingly early for his grass-court swing,” Molik told the Australian Open website. “I think he’s a player who can take down Djokovic. Hubert Hurkacz as well, with his recent win (in Halle).

Probably the only other player for me is Stefanos Tsitsipas, I feel, who can pose a danger to Novak Djokovic. Mentally will it play too much on him knowing that he is the favourite, he’s won here so many times?”

Todd Woodbridge, Nicole Pratt on Djokovic

Woodbridge, a former 22-time Grand Slam champion in doubles, named Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Matteo Berrettini as his top three favorites for the Wimbledon title.

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“Matteo Berrettini, having come back from a long injury, winning two tournaments, runner-up at Wimbledon last year, you’ve got to think if his body recovers well from these victories, that he has to go well. My order (for the title) would be Djokovic, Nadal, Berrettini,” Woodbridge said.

Pratt, an ex-Australian player who now works as a coach within the Australian Billie Jean King team, named Djokovic as the top favorite for the title at The All England Club. “Novak for me is clearly the favourite. It was great to see Berrettini win the title in Stuttgart.

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And he’s made the final of Wimbledon, so we know he can play on grass and feels good. He’ll be a contender”. When asked directly who will win Wimbledon, all three – Molik, Woodbridge and Pratt – all said Djokovic.

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