Join us on our ATP Wimbledon tournament analysis. Find out who the main contender is, as well as the player to fade and the most valuable player to keep an eye on this event.
The three-time Wimbledon champion – Novak Djokovic – continues to pursue his first Grand Slam trophy in 2017. After a poor defeat against Dominic Thiem at the French Open quarterfinals, the Serbian won his 2nd title of the year at the Aegon International in Eastbourne. With a brilliant 77 – 17 career record on grass, Djokovic is one of the best players in tennis history on this surface.
Djokovic is the undeniable favorite to win the 4th quarter with Bet365 offering +110 for the world no.4 to make it into the semifinals at the All England Club. Taking a look now at Novak’s draw in Wimbledon, Juan Martin Del Potro, Dominic Thiem and Richard Gasquet are the main threats on his quarter. Despite their unquestionable quality, Novak should be too strong for any of them. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the Serbian to your betting picks to win the 4th quarter as one of the most valuable plays for this tournament.
Besides the value on Novak’s quarter betting, the former world no.1 is also an interesting approach on the winners market. Despite Roger Federer’s brilliant campaign in 2017, Djokovic won all their last four meetings on Grand Slam events – including two Wimbledon finals. Adding to this, Andy Murray is not going through a good moment in his career with some physical problems while Rafael Nadal is far from a grass-court expert. Having said that, there is clear value on Djokovic’s current price to win his 4th career title in Wimbledon at +500 at William Hill.
Player to Fade
As we mentioned above, Andy Murray may not be at 100% for this tournament. After a shocking defeat against Jordan Thompson at the Aegon Championships opening round, Murray withdrew from an exhibition match because of a sore hip. Adding to this, the defending champion already admitted that he’s still not 100% fit and that his preparation on grass hasn’t been great.
Due to the concerns regarding Andy’s physical condition and his disappointing performance in Queens, it’s hard to trust on the world no.1 to leave Wimbledon with the title. On the other hand, the Brit won’t have an easy task on this event with very dangerous players on his quarter such as Nick Kyrgios, Stan Wawrinka or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. For that reason, our recommendation is to avoid placing any bet on Murray’s tennis betting odds to lift the trophy at +600 at Coral.
Player to Keep an Eye
Playing on grass brings the best out of Marin Cilic. Known as one of the best servers in the game, the fast court conditions on this surface are perfect for Cilic’s game style. Besides his outstanding 67.82% career record on grass, the 28-year-old Croatian reached the quarterfinals in all the last three editions of this tournament. Despite his disappointing defeat against Feliciano Lopez at the Queen’s Club final, the 2014 US Open champion didn’t allow a single break of serve on that match.
Looking now at Cilic’s draw in Wimbledon, the world no.6 won’t have an easy debut against Philipp Kohlschreiber. Adding to this, Marin may also face Kei Nishikori and Rafael Nadal on his path into the semifinals. Despite the tough draw ahead of him, it’s impossible to stay away from Marin’s current odds to win the 2nd quarter at +350 at BetVictor.