Roger Federer has struggled in the 2016 season with various injuries as the Swiss Maestro suffered early exits in previous tennis tournaments. For the upcoming Wimbledon 2016, the former World No. 1 says that he’s far off from his form in being one of the top contenders and sees rivals Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray as the favorites to win the Grand Slam tournament in London.
“Clearly I’m not thinking of the title right away. It’s too far ahead,” Federer said via the tournament’s official website when asked about his mindset entering the Wimbledon Championships, which is set from June 27 to July 10, 2016.
Federer also shared which players he expects to win the title naming the top two tennis players in the world today in Djokovic and Murray.
“They are the big favourites in my opinion. They’ve had such a great last six months, last few years. To me they are the ones to beat,” Federer added about Wimbledon 2016.
If Federer wants to win his 18th Grand Slam title and add to his world record he has to go through both being seeded third in the majors tournament where he has won seven times, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012.
The 34-year-old Federer is in a bad stretch in his career going with 16 wins against 6 losses so far in the 2016 season. After some injuries earlier in the season, he played two tournaments in June falling in the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup and also in the semifinals of the Gary Weber Cup both in Germany.
Roger Federer opens his campaign at Wimbledon 2016 against Argentine Guido Pella, ranked No. 1 in the men’s singles tennis rankings.
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