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Novak Praises Roger’s Return To Top

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Djokovic© Getty ImagesNovak Djokovic will unwind on holiday before preparing for the London Olympics.

Novak Djokovic says that Roger Federer's return to World No. 1 will be well deserved if it happens. The Swiss will usurp the top spot from Djokovic in the South African Airways ATP Rankings if he wins a seventh Wimbledon title Sunday.

“If he wins and becomes No. 1, it's going to be well deserved,” Djokovic said. “He's played fantastic this year. He's been so consistent. If he wins, he wins. There's nothing I can do about it. The best player will win this tournament. I'm out.”

The Serb believes Federer has been knocking on the doorstep of winning his 17th Grand Slam title the past two seasons. The 30 year old beat Djokovic for just the second time in eight meetings to reach his eighth final at The Championships.

“The last couple years, he didn't win a major, but he was in a couple of finals and [was] always [in the] semi-finals. He's always playing close matches,” said Djokovic. “This is tennis. He was so dominant, and then you had Nadal who made a great rivalry with him. Then myself, Murray, a couple other players who were young and who started believing they can win against him. That's what I think makes this era right now in men's tennis very interesting.”

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