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Novak Djokovic reveals the Next Gen player he likes the most amid Wimbledon struggles

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Novak Djokovic reveals his favourite Next Gen player amid Wimbledon struggles
Theres one youngster that stands out more than the rest in Djokovics eyes (Picture: Getty)

Novak Djokovic has sung the praises of 18-year-old tennis prodigy Felix Auger-Aliassime, even though the Canadian become the latest next generation talent to fluff his lines at Wimbledon.

Auger-Aliassime was beaten in straight sets 6-4 7-5 6-3 by Ugo Humbert, ranked 45 places lower, on Friday evening, missing out on the opportunity to take on Djokovic in the fourth round.

He is not the only Next Gen player to have disappointed at SW19 in the first week, with Stefano Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem all exiting in the opening round.

Novak Djokovic reveals his favourite Next Gen player amid Wimbledon struggles
Auger-Aliassime said the pressure got to him in his third-round defeat (Picture: Getty)

Djokovic saw off Hubert Hurkacz on Friday and was asked about the possibility of facing Auger-Aliassime next, who was still playing his match at the time, and feels he is the youngster best equipped to make a Grand Slam breakthrough.

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The world No.1 explained: Hes very impressive in many aspects. Hes very mature for his age. Very, very nice guy. Good manners. Respectful. Wants to learn. Hes very dedicated.

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Hes probably the one that I like the most from the young generation as a tennis player and as a person, I think. All the superlatives for him definitely.

Hes been impressive this year, everything he has done. Still a teenager, but hes one of the best players in the world. If you see the results from this year, hes one of the most consistent players.

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