For the next two weeks, the tennis fans and bettors will enjoy in the greatest of all tournaments whereas Wimbledon Championships start Monday, July 1, 2019. Hereof, we’ll take a closer look at Men’s Singles draw and future odds to find some interesting betting picks. First, here are the top contenders to lift the trophy at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
|Novak Djokovic 2.37||Roger Federer 3.75||Rafael Nadal 7.00|
|Stefanos Tsitsipas 19.00||Felix Auger-Aliassime 29.00||Alexander Zverev 29.00|
|Dominic Thiem 34.00||Marin Cilic 34.00||Milos Raonic 34.00|
|Nick Kyrgios 41.00||Kevin Anderson 41.00||Daniil Medvedev 51.00|
|Matteo Berrettini 51.00||John Isner 67.00||Karen Khachanov 67.00|
|Stan Wawrinka 67.00||Grigor Dimitrov 67.00||David Goffin 81.00|
As you can see, it would be a huge surprise if anyone out of the Big 3 wins the title at Wimbledon this season. Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal combined for 14 Wimbledon titles, and only Andy Murray won two trophies since Roger took his first title in 2003. Behind the Big 3, there are some young guns at some attractive odds, but I don’t think they are capable of pulling off an upset.
I really like Stefanos Tsitsipas’ game, but the seventh-seed still have a lot to learn, especially on the grass court. The 20-year old Greek has a 34-14 record this season and an 8-6 record on grass in his career. Tsitsipas opens against Thomas Fabbiano who reached semis in Eastbourne, while the potential rival in the second round is Ivo Karlovic. Daniil Medvedev lurks in the round of 16, while Tsitsipas could meet Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinal.
Felix Auger-Aliassime is enjoying a wonderful season, winning 26 of his 40 matches while reaching three finals including Stuttgart Open on the grass court. The 18-year old Canadian has a great 1st serve, but he’s also in Novak’s quarter of a draw, while Grigor Dimitrov is his potential rival in the second round.
Alexander Zverev is another young lion who will try to oust the Big 3, but his inconsistency is a huge issue. Zverev is the World No. 5 at the moment and he’s still searching for his first Grand Slam semifinal. He could have a tricky job against Jiri Vesely in the opening round, but Zverev got a nice draw in general. The 22-year old German could meet Karen Khachanov in the round of 16, while Kevin Anderson is his potential rival in the quarterfinal.
Dominic Thiem is a great player, but his game just doesn’t suit the grass court well. Thiem is 5-5 at Wimbledon and he exited in the first round last year. Marin Cilic is having an awful season, and I would be surprised if he makes it to another championship match at Wimbledon. Cilic has a difficult opener against Adrian Mannarino who loves to play on grass.
The reigning vice-champ Kevin Anderson is far away from his best form after recovering from an elbow injury for almost three months. Anderson also plays a tough rival in the first round whereas Pierre-Hugues Herbert is always dangerous on the fastest surface. However, if he wins the opener, Anderson will have a clear path to the round of 16 where he could face off against Milos Raonic. As well as Anderson, Raonic is the former Wimbledon finalist who’s been struggling with injuries lately.
Nick Kyrgios, Matteo Berrettini, and Daniil Medvedev are all interesting players on grass, but they cannot cope with pressure late in the tournament. John Isner could be a nice pick, considering his rocket serve, but he will return from a leg injury, missing the previous three months of action.
While I doubt any of these guys’ chances to win seven straight matches at Wimbledon, I’m pretty sure someone from the Big 3 will lift the trophy. Rafael Nadal has a really tough draw and could meet Nick Kyrgios in the second round, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga looms in the round of 32. Keep in mind that Kyrgios has already defeated Nadal at Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic should have an easy job in the first three rounds, and I think the reigning champion and the World No. 1 will have the toughest challenge in the round of 16 if Auger-Aliassime satisfies the odds. However, my first pick is the eight-time Wimbledon champ, Roger Federer. The second seed got a nice draw and shouldn’t have any problem to reach the semis.
Also, this could be Roger’s last chance to add another Wimbledon Trophy to his showcase. Federer is arguably the best grass-court player ever, and he’s coming off his 10th title in Halle, while Roger has a 32-4 record in 2019.
Along with the odds on players to win outright, you can take different markets including the stage of elimination for each player and winners of each quarter of a draw.
My Round of 16: Djokovic over Auger-Aliassime; Tsitsipas over Medvedev; Raonic over Anderson; A. Zverev over Lopez; Thiem over Simon; Nadal over Cilic; Isner over de Minaur; Federer over Berrettini