2012 Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2012: Why Novak Djokovic Will Dominate at the All England Tennis Club

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts to a play during his final round Gentlemen's match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on Day Thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 3, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Kyle StanzelCorrespondent IIIJune 19, 2012

With Wimbledon less than a week away, No. 1 ranked Novak Djokovic is poised to repeat as champion in 2012.

After narrowly missing out on his first French Open title at Roland Garros, the Serbian Djokovic has his sights set on another Wimbledon title and silencing all doubters about his top ranking.

And despite Djokovic not dominating so far in 2012 quite like he did in 2011, there shouldn't be any doubt in people's minds who the favorite is to win in London.

After having his 27-match winning streak in Grand Slams broken by Nadal, it's safe to say that Djokovic is looking forward to avenging that loss against his rival at Wimbledon.

While Nadal may have the clear advantage on clay, the grass courts in London are far more conducive to Djokovic's aggressive game.

There simply isn't a single player in the game who can match Djokovic's skill on the grass courts, and that will be just as evident in 2012 as it was when he took the title in 2011.

While the seemingly inevitable final matchup with Nadal looms large, the next toughest test for the reigning champion at Wimbledon will surely be a semifinal battle against either Andy Murray or Roger Federer.

While Murray is clearly the inferior player, he will have the entire British fanbase on his side for the match. However, Djokovic's confidence and unwavering demeanor will be unfazed by anything Murray will throw his way.

As for Federer, it has been some time since the Swiss legend has taken down Djokovic. While he is considered one of the best grass court players of all time, he won't have enough left in the tank to beat Djokovic by the time they would face off.

There is a reason why Novak Djokovic has been the No. 1 men's tennis player in the world since his victory at Wimbledon in 2011. Fans can expect to see much of his same skill when he repeats in 2012. 

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