Wimbledon Odds: Despite layoff, Roger Federer favorite to win


Winning a Grand Slam event is all about survival nowadays on both the men’s and women’s side of the bracket. Wimbledon can be particularly tough, knowing that the grass surface tends to be a little less forgiving for all of the players. Small mistakes lead to huge problems for players, and this could be an issue again in 2017.

(Odds courtesy of Bookmaker.eu)

Men’s Wimbledon Odds

Roger Federer +220
Andy Murray +333
Rafael Nadal +400
Novak Djokovic +6000
Milos Raonic +1600
Alexander Zverev +2000
Marin Cilic +2000
Nick Kyrgios +2200
Grigor Dimitrov +2500
Stan Wawrinka +2500
Dominic Thiem +2800
Juan Martin Del Potro +3300

Women’s Wimbledon Odds

Karolina Pliskova +500
Petra Kvitova +550
Garbine Muguruza +1000
Johanna Konta +1100
Venus Williams +1200
Angelique Kerber +1400
Jelena Ostapenko +1400
Victoria Azarenka +1400
Coco Vandeweghe +1600
Madison Keys +2000
Simona Halep +2000
Elina Svitolina +2500
Kristina Mladenovic +2800

The Women

As is always the case, the women’s side of the Wimbledon draw is going to be wide open. The No. 1 player in the world, Angelique Kerber is set at +1400, a huge price on someone who is going to be favored in at least her first five matches without flinching. Of course, the woman who truly is the greatest tennis player out there, Serena Williams, isn’t playing, and Maria Sharapova isn’t in the main part of the field as of yet (she’s attempting to make it through the qualifying tournament).

Karolina Pliskova is the No. 3 player in the world right now, but she’s the favorite to win Wimbledon at +500. Petra Kvitova, the No. 16 player in the WTA rankings, is the second favorite at +550. Kvitova, though, has won Wimbledon twice before, and she’s going to be the only woman in this field outside of Venus Williams who has ever won this event in the past. The elder Williams sister hasn’t won a Grand Slam event since winning here at the All-England Club in 2008.

The Men

There are a total of four men who have won Wimbledon since 2002 when Lleyton Hewitt won the event. Since then, the champions have gone, in order, Federer, Federer, Federer, Federer, Federer, Nadal, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Murray, Djokovic, Djokovic, Murray.

That said, it’s logical to only think there are just four men who can win this event.

Roger Federer knows that he’s at the end of his career. He’s at the point in his career that he can’t play every single week like he used to, and he’s treating his body a little better now than before by only playing in a handful of events. As an example, Federer went ahead and skipped the French Open at Roland Garros. It’s unbelievable for a top-notch player to skip a Grand Slam event, but Federer knew that he probably wasn’t handling the clay all that well and was best served saving what was in the tank for Wimbledon. Now, he’s the favorite at +220 to win.

Andy Murray is the hometown favorite as always, and the fact that he’s playing on his favorite surface in an event he has now won twice makes it not shocking that he’s the second favorite at +333.

The most shocking line is Novak Djokovic at +600. He’s the fourth choice of the “big four,” but he’s behind Rafael Nadal at +400. Djokovic didn’t perform well at the French Open, getting knocked out in the quarterfinals by Dominic Thiem, and now, he’s got a long, uphill battle to win a fourth Wimbledon title.

Check out the latest 2017 Wimbledon Tennis Odds.