Ahead of Wimbledon men’s final American Tennis legend John McEnroe believes Roger Federer is an absolute favourite for his 8th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon but, McEnroe said Federer’s dream to win his record 8th title could be ruined if he plays like he did in the last match. In recent time, Marin Cilic has done a lot of damage to Federer as he failed to convert three match points in the quarter-finals last year.
McEnroe recalling the match of 2016 Wimbledon at Centre Court, said, ‘The difference than last year is that nowadays Roger is in his best shape. So, there are wishes for him that the Swiss star would win his 8th title at Centre Court.”
But the seven-time Grand Slam champion warned Federer that ‘If Federer plays like he did today (against Tomas Berdych), Cilic can beat him.’
McEnroe also spoke about his admiration for Federer, adding: ‘I don’t know how it feels like to be loved by the whole World, but I think that it can help you to overcome tough moments.
“What Roger does is simply unbelievable. He moves like he did ten years ago!’ ‘Federer defies reason’,” said the former World No. 4 Tim Henman.
With Federer, who is known for tenacity and patience, always produce his best performance in the Grand Slam final like he did at the beginning of the year at Melbourne when he defeated Rafael Nadal in a hard fourth final at Rod Laver Arena.