“I think, yes,” he said when asked whether Alcaraz had what it took to displace the seven-time Wimbledon champion. “They never played on grass. Novak on grass, what, he won – I don’t want to count – but 30-some matches in a row in Wimbledon. So it’s going to be tough just because you play a guy who barely loses here.”

It comes after Alcaraz said he wasn’t afraid of Djokovic and his Wimbledon record after his semi-final win. “I will believe in myself, I will believe that I can beat him here,” the top seed told the Centre Court crowd.

“He’s unbeatable since 2013 I think on this court so it’s gonna be a really tough challenge for me but I’m grateful for this. I’ve dreamed since I started playing tennis to play a final but it’s even more special playing against Novak. But it’s a final, it’s not time to be afraid, it’s not time to be tired. I will go for it.”