Player Profiles

(3) Novak Djokovic

  • DOB: 22/05/1987
  • Nationality: SRB
  • Became Pro: 2003
  • Height: 1.90
Djokovic: Not fancied

Player Profile

Serbia's star man is a hefty outside bet for Wimbledon despite establishing himself as the world's third best player.

Djokovic has gone deep at SW19 in his career, reaching the semi-finals in 2008 before retiring against current world number one Rafael Nadal, so the 23-year-old has the game to go far again in the 2010 championships.

Possessing one of the best two-handed backhands in the game, Djokovic's other strength - his serve - has deserted him in recent months with his technique looking shady.

Since claiming his maiden Grand Slam title in Australia two years ago, the Belgrade-born right-hander has failed to find the form that saw him become the toast of Melbourne.

Djokovic, who has never won a title on grass, heads into this year's tournament on the back of a surprise defeat to veteran Xavier Malisse in the third round at Queen's - the Wimbledon warm-up event.

So form and history - including a second-round exit at the All-England Championships last season - suggests the Monte Carlo-based schemer is not fancied to claim in the trophy on July 4.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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