Djokovic and Berrettini Favorites in the Wimbledon SemifinalsPublished July 9, 2021 by Florin P
Djokovic is on the verge of winning another Wimbledon final and tie Federer as the most successful tennis player in Grand Slams.
The Wimbledon semifinals are scheduled for Friday afternoon and Djokovic is the main favorite to win the trophy. With Nadal choosing not to compete and Federer eliminated in the quarterfinals, the road is wide open for another Grand Slam win. Shapovalov will try to block his path to the final, while in the other match scheduled for Friday at 1 PM UK time Berrettini starts with the first chance against Hurkacz.
Djokovic is One Step Away from a New Wimbledon Final
Djokovic is on the verge of tying Federer for the most Grand Slam tournament trophies after cruising to the Wimbledon final. The Serbian champion has absolutely crushed the competition, losing a single set in the opening match in London. Since then, his performance was nothing short of amazing and his winning streak includes five consecutive sets. His unmatched experience at this level makes him the firm favorite against Shapovalov and bet365 Sports prices an expected to win at 1/10.
The young Canadian has exceeded expectations and reached the most advanced stage in a Grand Slam tournament. He had to overcome a lot of adversity, especially in the quarterfinal where he barely defeated Khachanov. It was the second five-set match Shapovalov played at Wimbledon, after struggling to advance in the first round against aging Kohlschreiber. He’s a talented player with a bright future ahead, but the odds of him winning against Djokovic are low and justly priced at 7/1 by the same bookmaker.
Hurkacz Aims for another Major Upset at Wimbledon
Hurkacz is the revelation of this year’s tournament after defeating some of the best players in the world. The young Polish athlete began with a convincing victory over rising star Musetti and defeated two big serving players in the next two rounds. After three consecutive victories in which he crushed the competition in three sets, Hurkacz ran into second seed Medvedev. The most important achievement is the victory over Federer in straight sets in the quarterfinals. A win against Berrettini is priced at 2/1.
The Italian dropped a set in the opening act of the tournament and then cruised towards straight sets victories in the next three matches. His victory in the quarterfinals against Auger-Aliassime was far more difficult than the score line suggests. Berrettini had to salvage multiple breakpoints while converting few of his own opportunities. He will need to be more clinical in the semifinal if he is to advance to the final, but 888 Sport credits him with the first chance and odds of 2/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, July 8 at 6 A.M. UK time.