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Novak Djokovic the favourite for Wimbledon 2015 - can anyone stop him?

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It seems inevitable. He's everyone's favourite. But can anyone actually stop Novak Djokovic from winning his third Wimbledon title?

The world number one is in a fantastic run of form despite losing the French Open final to Stanislas Wawrinka. He is the defending champion at SW19 and also won the title back in 2011. The Serbian is rightly considered to be the leading contender at this years Championships.

As is the tradition at the All England Club, last year's winner began proceedings on Centre Court and cruised into round two with relative ease, defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets, 6-4 6-4 6-4. He is, without question, the man to beat.

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One man who will certainly be looking to impose himself is the veteran Roger Federer. He is the current world number two and has won Wimbledon a staggering seven times.

The slight concern for the Swiss is that he hasn't won a Grand Slam title since Wimbledon 2012 but as he has proven for many years it's certainly wise to not take him for granted especially in the tournament in which he has enjoyed so much success.

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The winner of Wimbledon in 2013 was British hopeful Andy Murray. After being reduced to tears the previous year losing to Roger Federer, he came back to win the Championships and with it bring joy to the whole of the UK.

At 28 years of age the Scot is still very much in his prime and as well as winning at SW19 he has also won at Queen's, the pre-Wimbledon grass tournament only two weeks ago to claim a joint record fourth title. With this great form surely he has to be considered a genuine threat to his rivals.

Dark Horses

Seen as one of the dark horses this year which is baffling considering his 14 Grand Slam titles is Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has had a poor year by his standards winning only two titles one of which was on the grass courts of Stuttgart.

This title was his first on the grass in five years but despite this he then went on to lose to Alexandr Dolgopolov just a few days later at Queens. However due to his 'never say die attitude' and the two Wimbledon titles he has to his name the former world number one is certainly one to watch this year.

An even more surprising pick to go deep into the tournament is Viktor Troicki. The Serbian has has a good run of form in the last few months winning his second career title earlier this year and most recently claimed an impressive win over Marin Cilic to reach the final of Stuttgart despite going on to lose in straight sets to Rafael Nadal.

In addition to this he reached the semi-finals of Queen's just a week later, losing to Andy Murray who then went on to win the title. Given his form on the grass and him being a former world number 12 he will be dangerous for anyone.

With all the shocks and surprises to come it surely makes for a very interesting tournament this year.

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Topics:
Roger Federer
Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic
Tennis
Andy Murray

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