Andy Murray: 'Novak Djokovic deserves favourite tag'

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych on July 3, 2013
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Andy Murray says that Novak Djokovic has earned the status of Wimbledon favourite with his past performances.

British number one Andy Murray has admitted that Novak Djokovic is the clear favourite to win this year's Wimbledon.

The Scot, who could face the Serbian in the final of the tournament, believes that Djokovic has earned the status of bookmakers' favourite with his past performances.

"I think he is the favourite," The Mirror quotes Murray as saying. "He's the number one player in the world, he's won here before and he has obviously been on very good form since he's been here.

"He's had some tough matches against some very good grass court players in the last couple of rounds in Haas and Berdych and he's won those matches fairly comfortably without too many problems.

"He deserves to be the favourite. He's earned that right with his results in the past."

Murray will take on Jerzy Janowicz for a place in the Wimbledon final on Friday.

Andy Murray celebrates winning a point against Fernando Verdasco during their quarter final match at Wimbledon on July 3, 2013
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060
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