Wimbledon Men’s Betting Predictions
June 28, 2018
The 2018 Wimbledon Championships begin on Monday 2nd July and the Men’s event looks particularly competitive this year.
Wimbledon Men’s Betting Tips
Defending champion Roger Federer is the favourite (at 15/8 with Crownbet) to claim what would be an astonishing ninth Wimbledon crown and 21st Grand Slam title, but he surprisingly lost in the final of the Halle Open to Croatia’s Borna Coric last week, ending a 20-match winning run on grass. In addition, the Swiss legend will soon turn 37 – age has got to start catching up with him at some point.
There are signs that Novak Djokovic could be edging his way back towards the summit of the men’s game after a quarter-final appearance at the French Open and finishing runner-up on the grass in the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club last week. At 11/2 with William Hill, he certainly warrants interest from a betting perspective.
Andy Murray is at a far earlier stage of his recovery after injury and, even with the backing of home support at Wimbledon, it would be a seismic shock if he could win the title so soon after so long an absence from the game. Anyone tempted by the 16/1 (also at Ladbrokes) needs to start taking their medication again.
Rafael Nadal has two Wimbledon titles to his name (2008 and 2010) among his 17 Grand Slam titles, but grass has never been his best surface and the 7/1 with Unibet looks a little skinny on that basis.
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios is another potentially a decent each-way bet and at 18/1 with William Hill could be worth a punt. He’s been a semi-finalist at Stuttgart and Queen’s in recent weeks and was a Wimbledon quarter-finalist in 2014.
The man to back though could be Croatia’s Marin Cilic. The Croat won his only Grand Slam title, the US Open in 2014, but has had a very consistent 12 last months.
Cilic was a finalist at Wimbledon last year (losing in straight sets to Federer, but wasn’t helped in having a blister throughout), a finalist at the Australian Open this year (where he also went down to Federer) and a quarter-finalist at this year’s French Open. He was also Djokovic’s conqueror at Queen’s last week and at 7/1 with bet365*, looks a good each-way Wimbledon bet.