Wimbledon 2018 Men’s Singles Outright Betting – Tennis Odds

A ninth Wimbledon title for Federer is the most likely scenario

Tennis Betting

There will come a time when any preview of a men’s singles at a Grand Slam won’t almost exclusively centre around Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray – but that time may not have arrived yet! Nobody outside of the one-time ‘Big Four’ has managed to win the third Grand Slam of the year since 2003 and, though the gap has closed, it would still be a surprise if their domination was ended this year.

Wimbledon 2018 Men - Infographic

Wimbledon Men’s Singles Winner Since 2000

Year Winner Runner Up Score
2017 Roger Federer (Swi) Marin ČiliΔ‡ (Cro) 6–3, 6–1, 6–4
2016 Andy Murray (UK) Milos Raonic (Can) 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2)
2015 Novak Djokovic (Ser) Roger Federer (Swi) 7–6(7–1), 6–7(10–12), 6–4, 6–3
2014 Novak Djokovic (Ser) Roger Federer (Swi) 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 6–4
2013 Andy Murray (UK) Novak Djokovic (Ser) 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
2012 Roger Federer (Swi) Andy Murray (UK) 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
2011 Novak Djokovic (Ser) Rafael Nadal (Spa) 4-6, 1-6, 6-1, 3-6
2010 Rafael Nadal (Spa) Tomas Berdych (Cze) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
2009 Roger Federer (Swi) Andy Roddick (USA) 5-7, 7-6(6), 7-6(5), 3-6, 16-14
2008 Rafael Nadal (Spa) Roger Federer (Swi) 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7(8), 9-7
2007 Roger Federer (Swi) Rafael NadalΒ (Spa) 7-6(7-9) 4-6 7-6(3-7) 2-6 6-2
2006 Roger Federer (Swi) Rafael NadalΒ (Spa) 6-0, 7-6(7-5), 6-7(2-7), 6-3
2005 Roger Federer (Swi) Andy Roddick (USA) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
2004 Roger Federer (Swi) Andy Roddick (USA) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
2003 Roger Federer (Swi) Mark Philippousis (Aus) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
2002 Lleyton Hewitt (Aus) David Nalbandian (Arg) 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
2001 Goran Ivanisevic (Cro) Pat Rafter (Aus) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7
2000 Pete Sampras (USA) Pat Rafter (Aus) 6-7 (10-12), 7-6 (7-5), 6-4,6-2

 

Rafa Nadal is 8/1 in a few places to win a third Wimbledon but the Spaniard is probably not doing himself any favours by refusing to lessen his schedule. The World number one is available at those odds because grass is his least favourite surface. He’s not gone beyond the fourth round in the tournament since the 2011 final to Novak Djokovic. He’s not played on grass this year which suggests he wouldn’t be too bothered about another early exit.

Djokovic, a general 11/2, is bidding for a fourth Wimbledon title but a first since 2015. He finally succumbed to a long-standing elbow injury in the tournament last year, losing in the quarter-finals. But he’d reached the semi-finals at least in five of the six previous years and will have been heartened by his run to the final in the Fever-Tree Championship. He should have beaten top seed Marin Cilic, losing finalist last year at Wimbledn and a general 7/1 this year, so you can understand why he is second favourite behind ROGER FEDERER as he could be peaking again at just the right time.

The Swiss is a worthy market leader again at 15/8 with Coral, however.

In 15 Wimbledon appearances since he recorded the first of his eight victories in 2003, the 36-year-old has only once failed to reach the quarter-finals. He has reached the final in three of the last five years and manages his playing time carefully nowadays to maximise potential. He won the Stuttgart Open last month but surprisingly lost to Croatia’s Borna Coric in his final warm-up in the Halle Open, a tournament he’d won in four of the five previous years. Coric can be backed at 50/1 to win Wimbledon but his Grand Slam record is woeful and he’s only once got beyond the second round at Wimbledon.

Sir Andy Murray is a general 16/1 to win Wimbledon for a third time but the former British number one is really in no shape to contest a Grand Slam. He has faced useful opposition in his three matches since returning from hip surgery but only beaten Stan Wawrinka, who was also returning from injury. There is still a doubt about the Scot turning up at all and British hopes this year will rest on Kyle Edmund (100/1 with Boylesports), who beat Murray convincingly at Eastbourne. He has risen rapidly up the ranks over the last year and is now in the top 20 but has never got beyond the second round of his home Grand Slam and will have additional expectation to carry this year.

If there is to be a shock winner then ALEXANDER ZVEREV could be the one to provide it at 18/1 with Boylesports. The German reached the quarter-finals in last month’s French Open and has shown gradual progress in three previous visits to Wimbledon. He lost a five-setter against Canada’s Milos Raonic in the last 16 having not dropped a set previously and is young enough to have learned from the experience. Raonic is a general 20/1 this year.

Wimbledon 2018 Men’s Singles Current Best Odds

Roger Federer 15/8
Novak Djokovic 11/2
Maric Cilic 7/1
Rafael Nadal 8/1
Andy Murray 16/1
Alexander Zverev 18/1
Nick Kyrgios 18/1
Milos Raonic 20/1
Juan Martin Del Potro 22/1
Grigor Dimitrov 40/1
Kevin Anderson 50/1
Dominic Thiem 50/1
Borna Coric 50/1
Denis Shapovalov 66/1
John Isner 80/1
Kei Nishikori 100/1
Kyle Edmund 100/1
Sam Querrey 100/1
Karen Khachanov 100/1
(Odds Correct at 2.45pm on June 28)

 


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