According to John McEnroe,the withdrawal of Rafael Nadal with an injury has all but cleared the coast for the Serb to win the tournament.
Although McEnroe admitted that former World number one,Roger Federer,would put up a big challenge,he however added that the much younger Djokovic will sail through.
“Obviously not having to deal with (Nadal) is a huge positive for him potentially down the road if he’s at a stage at the end of the event,” McEnroe said in a conference call with TV channel ESPN for whom he will be working as a commentator during the year’s final grand slam.
“I would give a slight, slight favourite to Djokovic based on it being best-of-five. He’s younger and he can go the distance perhaps a little bit more easily than Roger at this stage. A little bit.
“Depending on what happens leading up to it if they were to play in the final, some of it would have to do with how much was left in the tank from previous matches.”