The 2013 Wimbledon Men’s Championship was an extraordinary event, culminating in Andy Murray defeating Novak Djokovic in the final, to become the first British Men’s Champion of Wimbledon for 77 years. The 2014 Wimbledon betting event is sure to throw up even more surprises and hopefully match the excitement of the previous year.
2013 Wimbledon Tennis Betting Odds at Skybet
Andy Murray 7/4, Novak Djokovic 9/4, Rafael Nadal 6/1, Juan Martin del Potro 6/1, Roger Federer 10/1, Tomas Berdych 33/1
Murray followed up three consecutive semi-finals from 2009 to 2011 and a final in 2012 with a victory to delight the British crowd. Wimbledon is now his most successful grand slam venue, and he has a win record of 84.09% there. He has now reached the final of 4 consecutive grand slam tournaments that he has taken part in. He goes as antepost joint favourite in 2014 Wimbledon betting with most bookies, alongside the man he beat at SW19 in 2013, Novak Djokovic.
The beaten finalist Djokovic has now been at least a semi-finalist at Wimbledon 4 years in a row, however his only victory there occurred in 2011. His win rate of 82.61% is lower than that of his Australian Open and US Open records, but is still one of the favourites to win any tournament. Murray and Djokovic have faced each other in 3 of the last 4 Grand Slam finals, and there is something of a rivalry emerging between the two stars. At online betting site Skybet, they are one of the few bookies around offering slightly longer odds on Djokovic to win Wimbledon 2014 at 9/4, to Murray’s 7/4.
Roger Federer was once the King of Wimbledon, with 5 wins in a row between 2003 and 2007. His win rate of 89.33% there is still better than any other player on tour. However, since his 2012 victory there, he has not reached a single Grand Slam final and went out as early as the second round in the 2013 Wimbledon competition. The glory days of Federer on Centre Court could be fading very quickly from his horizon.
Rafael Nadal was another to suffer from an early exit in 2013, following up his 2012 second round defeat with a loss in the first round this year. However, before those results, he did reach the final 5 times in 5 Wimbledon appearances. His favourite Grand Slam by far is the French Open, but with a win record of 83.72%, Wimbledon is his second most successful venue. The only thought on Nadal is that he will be stronger next season for the action in London, with a good full season under his belt on his comeback from injury in early 2013.
Tomas Berdych has had a mixed time at Wimbledon in recent years. He was a finalist in 2010 and reached the quarter final stage in 2013, but suffered a first round exit in 2012. If he finds his form in 2014, he might be an outside chance to progress in the competition again. One player who has a lot to make up for in 2014 is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He was forced to pull out of his second round match in this year’s tournament, after being fancied to do well, and will be hoping to make amends.
Along with Berdych, Juan Martin del Potro will go as an outside shot. The big Argentinean enjoyed a successful Wimbledon campaign in 2013, reaching the semi-final stage, but he did fail to get past the 4th round stage in any of his previous attempts. However, with the fading force of Federer, Skybet are offering him at shorter odds than the great Swiss superstar. Jerzy Janowicz was one of the surprises of the 2013 tournament too, as the big server fought his way to the semi-final stage in only his second Wimbledon tournament, and only went out to the eventual winner Andy Murray.
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