Not only did Roger Federer dispel many doubters and naysayers with his remarkable fortnight at the Wimbledon Championships, he also got the support of former champion and tennis legend Bjorn Borg, who believes Sunday will mark Federer’s eighth Wimbledon title.
The Swiss star arrived at his 10th Wimbledon final with a flawless performance against Andy Murray in their Friday semi-final. It was a serving master-class from Federer, who won a hefty 86% of his first service points and struck 56 winners and 20 aces to close out the match in straight sets, 7-5, 7-5, 6-4.
“That’s the best I’ve seen him play for many years, the best for maybe 10 years,” Borg told ESPN after Federer’s 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Murray. “He’s serving so well. It was great tennis.”
So convinced was Borg of Federer’s performance, that he has little doubt that the Swiss star should be considered the favourite, even though Djokovic holds the higher ranking and defeated him at this event last year.
“On Sunday, Federer will definitely be the favourite to win. He is playing well, moving well, he was doing everything he was supposed to. He is hitting the ball so cleanly and playing with a lot of confidence.
“It’s going to be interesting to see with Novak. I’m really surprised that Roger is playing as well as he is. Andy wasn’t playing badly, and it was a great match, but Federer was too good today. This match was an unbelievably good match.”