Will Novak Djokovic Win Wimbledon 2012?

Martin Baldridge@MARTIN BALDRIDGECorrespondent IIJuly 1, 2012

Will Novak Djokovic Win Wimbledon 2012?

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    Novak Djokovic made his way into the semifinals of Wimbledon with a straight sets win over the No. 31 seed Florian Mayer.

    The Serb won 6-4,6-1, 6-4 to set up a mouth-watering clash with Roger Federer.

    The defending champion will be most people's pick to progress. He destroyed Roger in straight sets at the same stage in last month's French Open—but this is Wimbledon.

    Could Federer summon up one last superhuman best-of-five-set performance and overcome the current world No. 1?

    If ever the GOAT needed extra motivation, consider this:

    A Wimbledon victory would see him return to the World No. 1 spot after an absence of more than two years.

    It would equal Pete Sampras' record of seven Wimbledon titles and 286 weeks as the world's top-ranked player, almost certainly overtaking the American the next week.

    But is it going to happen? 

    Even if he gets through he'll still have one more match to win to claim the title.

    For me it's Nole who'll be on centre court 2pm, GMT Sunday.

The Final

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    In the other semifinal Andy Murray must see his way past the formidable Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

    My hunch is that on current form, it will be Djokovic against Murray in the final next weekend.

    Could the Scotsman beat Nole and become the first British player since Fred Perry in 1936 to win Wimbledon?

    He could, but it's doubtful.

    Novak Djokovic thrives in high-pressure situations. He may not have played quite as well throughout 2012 as he did the previous year, but he's simply a better player than anyone left in the tournament.

    With Rafa out, it's Novak's championship to lose, and Federer and Murray's to win.