Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has a great opportunity to win at the All England Club this year for a record-breaking eighth occassion and secure an 18th Grand Slam title, according to Greg Rusedski.
The former UK number one, who is supporting BNP Paribas' world's first fans' tennis academy, told IBTimes UK that while reigning champion Novak Djokovic and Brit hopeful Andy Murray will be the two favourites, he would not discount Federer's chances of adding to his haul of seven titles at SW19.
"You'd have to say the defending champion Novak Djokovic goes in as favourite, with Murray a very close second. And then after that there's a certain person by the name of Roger Federer who won in Halle," he said.
Federer secured his 8th Halle Open title in Germany after dispatching Italy's Andreas Seppi 7-6 6-4 in the final. He will be hoping to complete a grass court double at the All England Club, and surpass the record of seven Wimbledon titles in the open era that he currently holds jointly with Pete Sampras.
Djokovic defeated Federer in last year's final in an epic five set thriller that finished 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4. Without any warm-up games it is yet to be seen if the Serb has recovered from a devastating French Open final loss to Stan Wawrinka in May. Murray, who won Wimbledon for the first time back in 2013, has never defeated Federer at Wimbledon
Rusedski reckons the 33-year-old Swiss star has a real chance to taste glory in England again.
"I think Roger's got a great opportunity to be honest with you. Roger always puts himself in a position to win these majors and at 33 he's done phenomenally well", he said.
The 2015 Wimbledon championships will take place from 29 June - 12 July.