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On current form Djokovic, Federer are favourites for Wimbledon title
Who will win the Wimbledon 2012 men's title? After Nadal's exit, there are three contenders, Federer, Djokovic and Murray, who have a great chance to win the competition.

WIMBLEDON 2012 is just five days old, and so much has happened on the green surface of Wimbledon. The talking point in the first week of the competition has to be Nadal's exit from the competition, after his defeat by the Czech player Lukas Rosol with the score reading 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, reported AP.  One of the favourites of the championship has been ousted. Who has emerged as the strongest contender so far for the men's title?


In all the matches that have been played so far, one has to agree that Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic has been the two best players. It would be no surprise if either of the players win the championship. Djokovic and Federer have won their respective 3rd round matches to progress ahead in the competition though the Swiss star faced a huge scare from J. Benneteau, who stretched him to five sets. Previous to this outing he had not lost a single set in the competition.

Djokovic, on the other hand, lost one set in the third round of the competition against R. Stepanek. Otherwise, he sailed through the match. He, like Federer, had not lost any set before playing his third round fixtures. So both Federer and Djokovic have been in tremendous form off late. The title fight could be between these two players. But, if everything goes according to their plan, they will meet in the semi finals of the competition. So only one would be able to reach the finals.

After Nadal's exit, Andy Murray is the favourite to reach the finals of the competition from the other side of the scheduled fixtures. Nadal's exit may be Murray's gain. He is set to play an important game against M. Baghadatis in the third round of the competition later today. The player has defeated some good players of the circuit en route to the third round of the competition. He won his previous encounters against I. Karlovic and N. Davydenko. Hence, there is no question about his confidence, as the competition is moving ahead. A victory here against Baghdatis will do wonders for him and prove to be a threat for Federer and Djokovic.

At this juncture, it would be very difficult to chose a favourite for the title. But, from whatever we have seen so far, we can conclude, it is the semi final match between Federer and Djokovic (if either of them do not lose their matches in between) which might be the title decider. But, we should not count out Murray so early on. One should remember he has not won any Grand Slam till date and would be hungry for his first Grand Slam in front of his home crowd.


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