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Federer vs Djokovic. Who is the favourite for the Olympics?

Who is the favourite to win the Olympics?

Who has the edge in the finals should they meet?

Who is more likely to be upset?

Does the fact that the tournament lasts 1 week only and hence the grass is less worn out by the final weekend favour Roger?

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Re: Federer vs Djokovic. Who is the favourite for the Olympics?

If Djokovic plays like 2011 there is only one winner. If he plays like 2012 then Federer will win.
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Re: Federer vs Djokovic. Who is the favourite for the Olympics?

fed is a better grasscourt-player than djokovic, but if they should meet in the final it's 50/50 imo... a lot depends on the form on the day.
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Re: Federer vs Djokovic. Who is the favourite for the Olympics?

Fed is much better on grass, particularly first-week grass.

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If Djokovic plays like 2011 there is only one winner. If he plays like 2012 then Federer will win.
Lol, no. Try again.

I'd say they're joint favourites because they don't necessarily need to play against each other.


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If Djokovic plays like 2011 there is only one winner. If he plays like 2012 then Federer will win.
Yaa 2011 FO ..only 1 winner ..such a big mouth
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Re: Federer vs Djokovic. Who is the favourite for the Olympics?

Considering how Djokovic, despite being sick, schooled Federer in that 2nd set at Wimbledon, I would have him as heavy favourite should they meet.

Federer is just outgunned here.
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Surprising opinion you go there Arsen.

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Federer will probably lose the first match he plays.

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Federer will probably lose the first match he plays.
Although this might prove to be the most accurate answer...
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Federer will probably lose the first match he plays.
Why do you say that? He is one of the players with the best form right now.
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It's a certainty if he meets Ernie in the first round.

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Considering how Djokovic, despite being sick, schooled Federer in that 2nd set at Wimbledon, I would have him as heavy favourite should they meet.

Federer is just outgunned here.


and what about the other 3 sets?
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Re: Federer vs Djokovic. Who is the favourite for the Olympics?

Federer is number one in the world. He's just won the biggest grass tournament in the world. He's done that over seven matches, best of five, over two weeks. He beat a slightly off-the-pace Djokovic in the semi-final to win. He has to be the favourite, don't you think?

Again, due to their only previous meeting on grass (see above) being won by Federer, he clearly has the edge in the final.


I do feel Federer might be more likely to lose early, though, especially if he still has back problems - he almost lost to Benneteau early on in Wimbledon. Djokovic on the other hand looked comfortable in the early rounds.

Ultimately the fact the tournament is shorter (ie. best of three) should suit Federer, who is older and therefore perhaps has less stamina than Djokovic. If the courts play quick and low then again you would think Federer has the edge.
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