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French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has backed Novak Djokovic to defend his Wimbledon titleReuters

Stanislas Wawrinka might have changed the career Grand Slam script of Novak Djokovic by beating the world number one on the French Open final, but the Swiss expects the Serbian champ to defend his title at Wimbledon.

Djokovic was the overwhelming favourite going into the final at Roland Garros, having beaten Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals and Andy Murray in the semis, but Wawrinka produced tennis of the highest order to stop the Serbian in his tracks and clinch his second Grand Slam title.

Despite the loss in the final, however, Djokovic remains the clear favourite for the Wimbledon title, and Wawrinka is backing the Serb to pick up another Grand Slam crown, with Roger Federer tipped to pose the stiffest competition alongside home favourite Andy Murray.

"You want an order? I'd put Novak, Roger, then Murray," Wawrinka was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"Novak is No 1. He's been playing so well since last year and especially this year. I'm sure after losing the French Open final he wants more, he wants to come back and win the next big one.

"So he won last year [at Wimbledon]. We all know that when he's playing his best tennis he's really good.

"If I put Roger next, I'm seeing the way he's playing. Even if he lost a few matches this year, I'm sure he's going to be ready for the grass.

"He loves to play on the grass. It's always tough to beat him. Last year I was really close.

"Also, I think with him with his confidence, if he can get through the first week or something, playing well, then he's going to be tough to beat.

"And then Andy because he loves grass, playing at home, and he's already won Wimbledon. He's playing really well this year. That's what I think."

Interestingly, there was no mention of Nadal there by Wawrinka, but maybe it is not that much of a surprise, considering the struggles endured by the former world number one in 2015.

Nadal hasn't had the greatest of times at Wimbledon of late, either, and having been knocked out at Queen's early, the Spaniard will need to come up with some of seriously good tennis to contend for the title in 2015.

Knowing Nadal, however, you can never rule out a stunning comeback in the grandest stage in tennis.

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