Federer, Murray, Nadal and Djokovic Have Best Odds to Win at Wimbledon

Published on June 29th, 2017 12:24 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

It has been three full years since the "Big Four" - Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - have been the top four favourites to win the Men's Wimbledon title.

The return of the band, so to speak, has largely been due to the return of Rafael Nadal to top form. Over the past couple of years, there was a real worry that Nadal's best days were behind him due to injuries. Nadal plays a very draining style of play, and it seemed as though the grinding style of play that he employs was finally starting to destroy his body.

A new coach seems to have re-invigorated Nadal and he seems to be playing his best tennis once again. This was on full display at the recently completed French Open, as Nadal absolutely steamrolled the competition to add yet another French Open title to his trophy case. The sheer domination that Nadal displayed resulted in his odds to win at Wimbledon tightening considerably. In fact, Nadal is one of the top choices of punters heading into next month's Wimbledon.

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Roger Federer, the timeless wonder, is currently the favourite to win at Wimbledon. Here are the current betting odds for the "Big Four":

Roger Federer, 9/4
Andy Murray, 7/2
Rafael Nadal, 9/2
Novak Djokovic, 6/1

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There are a few interesting things to note with these odds:

1. Rafael Nadal is likely benefitting from the French Open halo effect. Grass is not Nadal's best surface, though punters are thoroughly onboard with Nadal potentially winning the tournament due to his domination at Roland-Garros.

2. Djokovic continues to fall off. 6/1 for a man that was thoroughly dominating the tour just a couple of years ago? It will be interesting to see if Djokovic will ever be able to pull out of his tailspin.

3. The #1 ranked player in the world is 7/2 to win. It is quite unusual that the world's #1 ranked player, who will be playing in front of his home fans, is only 7/2 to win the tournament. That is very unusual.

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Who do you think will come out on top, or do you think that somebody unexpected will win at Wimbledon?

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