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Djokovic Aims To Tie Grand Slam Record At Wimbledon

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Tennis World number one Novak Djokovic will head to Wimbledon aiming to stay on course for completing a calendar-year Grand Slam, as well as going level on 20 majors with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

A window of opportunity has opened up for the 34-year-old Serb to match his two great rivals and also become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four majors in the same year.

There are many obstacles still ahead for Djokovic but with Nadal not playing at Wimbledon and Federer having missed so much tennis in the last two years, he has a chance, perhaps even of completing the Golden Slam by also winning the Tokyo Olympics.

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Having won the Australian Open in February, Djokovic initially struggled on the European clay. But after beating Nadal in the French Open semi-final, he went on to claim the title for the second time, coming back from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling final.

Djokovic will be the big favourite to win Wimbledon as Nadal is absent and eight-time champion Federer may be off the pace. However, Djokovic still faces a formidable field against a host of top players such as Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Alexander Zverev.

Chidi Nwoke/Reuters.

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