Roger Federer unperturbed by bookmakers’ odds for most-probable Wimbledon final, saying ‘I don’t care’

Roger Federer press conference

He understands the logic behind the odds, but Roger Federer is unconcerned by bookmakers’ predictions for the most-probable Wimbledon final, insisting “I don’t care”.

Having won the first two Grand Slams of 2021, world No 1 Novak Djokovic is not only the favourite to reach the final, but also to win the title.

Daniil Medvedev is the favourite to play in the final against Djokovic due to his world No 2 status with a Djokovic-Federer final next best and third is a Djokovic-Matteo Berrettini final.

Asked about the odds and if he is surprised to be so high up the list after spending more than a year on the sidelines, Federer replied: “Well, number one, don’t care so much what they say. Number two, where are the bookies from? Are they from England?”

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When told that the bookies were British he continued: “That answers your question about Berrettini. Whoever wins Queen’s is always very high with that. Plus he won Stuttgart two years ago, I believe. He had a decent Wimbledon a couple years ago. That’s why he’s up there.

“I feel like [Alexander] Zverev also should be higher maybe because I’ve played him on grass before. I know he can play very well on the grass, especially if he’s clocking his serves.

“Medvedev, sorry, he’s No. 2 in the world. It’s normal that he should be up there, as well. Then me with my results here, they always have to put me in somewhere.

“I don’t know how to explain it to you. I don’t care. It doesn’t matter. But they probably are right about Djokovic making all those finals on the other side, that he’s the favourite.”

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