Join us on our ATP Wimbledon main draw analysis, We'll take a closer look to both halves of the draw, as well as the highest value tennis bets for you to place on this event.
Top Half of the Draw
After winning the French Open title for the first time on his career, Novak Djokovic is now one step closer from achieving the Golden Slam – winning the four Grand Slam titles in the same year. Djokovic is also looking to extend his dominance in Wimbledon after winning the previous two editions.
Looking at Novak’s draw on this event, is hard to see the Serbian experiencing any kind of problems in the first rounds. The first real test should occur in the quarterfinals where Djokovic might face Milos Raonic. The Canadian almost won ATP London title, losing only in the final against Andy Murray after leading the match by a set and a break. With the support of John McEnroe on his team, Milos is even more dangerous on this surface; however, it shouldn’t be enough to defeat Djokovic.
Roger Federer is also on the top half of the draw and although his recent losses on grass, the Suisse can never be underestimated on this surface. Looking at Roger’s possible opponents, it’s hard to see the 7th time Wimbledon champion facing any major troubles before the quarterfinals, where he might face Kei Nishikori.
Despite some doubts regarding Nishikori’s physical condition due to his recent retirement in Halle, the Japanese should present himself at good level on this event. It’s never easy to face a big server, especially on grass; however, Kei likes this kind of match-up with his counter punching skills and terrific footwork allowing him to hit the ball extremely early. To reach the quarterfinals, Kei might face some of the best servers on tour such as Sam Groth, Gilles Muller, Ivo Karlovic or Marin Cilic but as we mentioned, this is a pretty good match-up for the Japanese.
Federer and Nishikori should feature a high quality contest in the quarterfinals but at the moment, it’s very hard for us to predict a winner. However, is still possible to take advantage of a valuable opportunity here. Federer is currently priced at -120 on William Hill to reach the semifinals while Nishikori is at +400 on Coral to reach the same stage of the competition. Our suggestion is for you to split your stake by placing 73.21% on Federer and the remaining on Nishikori, which guarantees around 34.00% return if any of them reach the semifinals.
Bottom Half of the Draw
As it happened in the previous two Grand Slams this year, Andy Murray is the highest ranked player in the bottom half of the draw. Andy loves to play on Great Britain, with the 2013 Wimbledon champion reaching this event after winning the ATP London for the 5th time on his career.
Looking at the other players in the bottom half of the draw, there seem to be only two players who can cause some problems to Andy – Nick Kyrgios and Stan Wawrinka.
Kyrgios is on the same quarter as Murray and the two might face in the 4th round. These two players know each other well with four previous meeting between them; however, it was Andy who always emerged victorious. Murray’s defensive game is just too good for Kyrgios and once again, he should claim the victory.
After two consecutive losses in the quarterfinals, Wawrinka is looking to go a step further this year in Wimbledon. Looking at Stan’s draw, things won’t be easy for the two-time Grand Slam champion, who starts his campaign against Taylor Fritz and in the following round he might face Juan Martin Del Potro. If Wawrinka survives this first two rounds, he should go all the way until the semifinals and for that reason, there is clear value on his tennis odds to reach that stage of the competition at +225 on bet365.
As it happened in Roland Garros, Murray and Wawrinka should face for a place in the final and once again, Murray should be too strong for the Suisse.
For the third consecutive Grand Slam, Djokovic and Murray should fight for the title and even though Novak’s recent edge, is hard to find value on his price to win the tournament at -125 on bet365. However, is still possible to find some value by adding to your tennis picks the following bet – Name the Finalists – Novak Djokovic & Andy Murray at +175 on bet365.