Wimbledon Betting 2018 Men – Winner Odds & Predictions

Federer still the one to beat at SW19

Tennis Betting

The 123rd edition of Wimbledon will be contested in early July. The start of the action is coming on Monday, July 2nd which is when the main draw gets underway. It will start two fantastic weeks of top tennis action front the capital and Roger Federer is the one who is heading back to defend his title. Federer will be looking for an incredible ninth Wimbledon title and he is the outright favourite at 7/4 odds with Paddy Power to pull it off as well* (betting odds taken from June 27th, 2018 at 7:34 p.m.).

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It was another historic moment for Roger Federer twelve months ago as he powered his way to the tournament title for a record eighth time. Federer took down Marin Cilic in the final in straight sets. It was really all too easy for Federer at the business end of things as he took out Milos Raonic and Tomas Berdych in the quarter finals and semi-finals respectively without dropping a set. Andy Murray had been the reigning champion but he lost in the quarter finals against Sam Querrey while Novak Djokovic also lost at that stage as he retired against Tomas Berdych. Rafa Nadal had gone home around earlier in a shock loss against Gilles Muller.

2018 Mens Wimbledon winner odds*

Roger Federer 7/4
Novak Djokovic 11/2
Marin Cilic 7/1
Rafael Nadal 8/1
Andy Murray 14/1
Alexander Zverev 16/1
Nick Kyrgios 16/1
Milos Raonic 20/1
Juan Martin del Potro 22/1
Grigor Dimitrov 25/1
Borna Coric 33/1
Kevin Anderson 40/1
Denis Shapovalov 40/1
John Siner 66/1
Sam Querrey 66/1
Stan Wawrinka 66/1
Karen Khachanov 66/1
David Goffin 66/1
Kei Nishikori 80/1
Kyle Edmund 80/1

Wimbledon 2018 Top 8 Seeds

  1. Roger Federer
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Marin Cilic
  4. Alexander Zverev
  5. Juan Martin del Potro
  6. Grigor Dimitrov
  7. Dominic Thiem
  8. Kevin Anderson

Roger Federer

Federer goes as the top seed for the tournament and this will actually be the first time since 2012 that he has been at the top of the seeding for a Grand Slam event. Once again Federer went into hibernation during the clay court swing of the season. He made his return on the grass in Stuttgart and immediately got into his winning groove beating Milos Raonic in the final, and then he followed it up a run to the final in Halle where he suffered a surprise defeat against Borna Coric. Still, that is a 25-3 record that Federer holds for the season, accumulating three titles along the way, including the Australian Open. On the grass, he’s the one to beat and you can actually take a look at double chance options at Paddy Power.

For example, a Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic Double chance is at 5/6 odds, while a Roger Federer Marin Cilic Double Chance is at even money* (betting odds was taken from June 27th, 2018 at 7:34 p.m.). Those are some options to play with for Wimbledon 2018 tennis betting. Federer has been to the final of Wimbledon in three of the last four editions and only once since 2003 has he finished short of the quarter finals at the tournament. He holds an 81-11 match record at Wimbledon during his career. With the rest of the field still not at its strongest, this has to be another golden opportunity for Federer.

Novak Djokovic

It has been a slow recovery from Novak Djokovic after his elbow issues and he has posted an 18-9 record for the season. His best efforts this season actually came on clay when he made the semi finals of Rome and the quarter finals at the French Open. He went out at the Fever-Tree Championships for his first foray on grass this season and made a run to the final where he lost out against Marin Cilic. It was a good workout for him. Is the Serbian back to his very best? No, not yet and he will take a 58-10 match record at Wimbledon during his career back with him. He has won the Wimbledon title three times, the most recent of which was in 2015 and he is going to be a danger floating around the draw. Djokovic has been seeded twelve for the tournament and he will be looking for his first Grand Slam title since the 2016 French Open.

Marin Cilic

Cilic got his first title of the season as he beat Novak Djokovic in London and that would have given him some good belief ahead of Wimbledon. He has had a steady season with a quarter final at Monte Carlo and Roland Garros along with a semi-final in Rome under his belt during the clay swing of the season. He has always been a threat to the big guns in a field and you would expect him to be knocking around the quarter finals of this Slam. His output at Wimbledon has actually increased well over the last few seasons, having made the quarter finals three times in a row between 2014 and 2016 and then running to the final last year where he lost to Federer. He has a 27-10 match record at Wimbledon and given his appearance in the final of this year’s Australian Open and a quarter-final, as mentioned at the French Open, he is in pretty good shape.


Rafael Nadal

It has been four titles from Rafael Nadal this season and he has taken some time off since winning the French Open yet again. If this were a clay tournament you would have no issue in backing him but Rafa has not carried form with him on the grass of London for some time now. He hasn’t been to the second week of Wimbledon in any of his last five appearances there. He is a two-time winner of Wimbledon, back in 2008 and 2010 but really, as good as he is, this isn’t the greatest of surfaces for him at this stage of his career and anything further than a quarter-final berth would be a bonus.

Andy Murray

You can’t realistically expect Andy Murray to make a run at his third Wimbledon title. That would be extraordinarily if he were to pull it out of his hat. This week he put in an appearance at Eastbourne for his comeback after his long lay off because of injury. He is down at 156 in the world rankings and doesn’t get a seeding place at Wimbledon 2018. He opened Eastbourne with a win over Stan Wawrinka, making that Murray’s first win in over twelve months. Grinding out two weeks at a Grand Slam after so long out is going to be a pretty tough call and it is unlikely to happen. If he gets to the second week, he can be pretty pleased with himself.

Alexander Zverev

The young German has a couple of titles to his name this season but his opening misfire on grass this season, long to Borna Coric in the first round of Halle, won’t exactly have raised his stock for an assault on Wimbledon. He is still early into his Grand Slam career of course but in each of the last three years he has gone one round better each time. So he would be due for a quarter final finish this time around. In all of his Grand Slam appearances, his best result is a quarter final at this season’s French Open. Maybe he is not quite as ready for the breakthrough and is nothing more than each way option at Paddy Power in Wimbledon 2018 betting.

Other outside chance options

Nick Kyrgios and his volatile self is a pretty short price to get something together in this tournament and get his first ever Grand Slam title. He beat both Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund at the recent Fever-Tree Championships In London on grass. His best effort at Wimbledon was a quarter-final place in 2014. Milos Raonic is another of those players who has been contending with recovery after injury, a knee problem keeping him out of the French Open this summer. It is hard to see him pulling his way through the entire two weeks successfully.

Juan Martin del Potro at 22/1 odds with Paddy Power* (betting odds was taken from June 27th, 2018 at 7:34 p.m.) will have some appeal as an each way option in Wimbledon 2018 betting. The Argentinean is often a big player for the big occasion and has had a good season. He lost the final of Indian Wells to Federer, reached the semi-finals of Miami and then was a semi finalist at the French Open as well where he was stopped by Nadal. He will be a dangerous dark horse to watch in the field but as for winning it, that looks a stretch as his best finish was a semi-final in 2013. Grigor Dimitrov will be another of those in the pack who would be a dark horse and then there is Kyle Edmund who will be looking for something special with the big home support behind him and Edmund is a big 80/1 shot* (betting odds was taken from June 27th, 2018 at 7:34 p.m.) to win outright.

Who will win Wimbledon 2018 Prediction

The threats of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are clearly not looking strong enough to make an impact on the favouritism of Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2018. We are predicting that a quarter-final berth for both of those would be a good respective effort. Federer is still something else when it comes to Grand Slam appearances and once again he has been managing his season well in taking a pass on the clay swing of the season. That only has to be another big benefit from him and really there doesn’t look to be enough in the field to stop him delivering the goods.

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