Wimbledon is under a week away now and we’re going to preview both the men’s and women’s singles tournaments. Today I’m going to preview the men’s singles tournament and predict who I think will emerge victorious at the All England Club.
Roger Federer won Wimbledon last year and now has seven titles in this grand slam. Andy Murray made it to the finals last year and he’ll look to improve upon that finish this year. Murray was injured for part of the season, but he just won in Queen’s.
The two finalists last year in Wimbledon aren’t even the favourites to win this year. Novak Djokovic has won Wimbledon 1X (2011) and he’s the favourite. Rafael Nadal has two Wimbledon titles and he just won the French Open this year at Roland Garros.
2014 Wimbledon Men’s Singles Grand Slam Odds
- Novak Djokovic (2.50)
- Rafael Nadal (3.75)
- Andy Murray (4.00)
- Roger Federer (7.00)
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (19.00)
- Tomas Berdych (41.00)
- Juan Martin Del Potro (41.00)
- David Ferrer (81.00)
- Tommay Haas (81.00)
- Grigor Dimitrov (81.00)
- Marin Cilic (126.00)
- Gael Monfils (151.00)
- Jerzy Janowicz (151.00)
- Milos Raonic (151.00)
- Richard Gasquet (151.00)
- Lleyton Hewitt (151.00)
- Gilles Muller (301.00)
- David Nalbandian (301.00)
- Ernests Gulbis (301.00)
- Stanislav Wawrinka (301.00)
2014 Wimbledon Men’s Betting Analysis
Novak Djokovic (2.50) is a surprising favourite on the grass courts at Wimbledon. Djokovic lost a thrilling 5-set match to Nadal in the semi-finals of the French Open. He has decided to not play in any warm-up grass court events, which is a bit surprising to me.
Rafael Nadal (3.75) needed a break as well and hasn’t played in any warm-up grass court tournaments. Nadal dominated Ferrer to win the French Open Finals in 3 sets. Nadal lost in R2 at Wimbledon last year, but his form this year has been incredible.
Andy Murray (4.00) had a month layoff due to injury, but he looked good back in action at Queen’s. He won the warm-up event and he said he’s feeling great about his game. Murray made the finals in Wimbledon last year and is a career 50-11 on grass.
Roger Federer (7.00) is an interesting pick this week. Federer loves the grass court (98-5 in his career) and he just won on grass in Halle this past week. With renewed confidence and Wimbledon being played on the grass I think Federer has a great chance.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (19.00) was great in the French Open, as he made it to the semis before losing to Ferrer. He beat Federer in the QF at Roland Garros. Tsonga was knocked out in the semis at Queen’s (Murray) and is 30-11 on grass courts in his career.
The rest of the contenders include Tomas Berdych, Juan Martin Del Potro, David Ferrer, Tommy Haas and Grigor Dimitrov. I’m not sold on any of these players on the grass and I’ll be avoiding them or looking to go against them in the first few rounds.
Out of the longshots I actually like Marin Cilic (126.00) the best. It’s unlikely that an E/W bet will cash, but pay attention to his early matches and look for value. Cilic just made the finals at Queen’s and beat Dodig, Lopez, Berdych and Hewitt.
2014 Wimbledon Men’s Predictions
Federer is in great form after an excellent performance in Halle. He loves Wimbledon and his odds present value. If Federer has a favourable draw on Friday then he’ll have a great shot at making the finals at the All England Club.