Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek are Massive Antepost Favorites at WimbledonPublished June 23, 2022 by Florin P
Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek have high expectations ahead of the Wimbledon tournament and are likely to improve their Grand Slam tally in early July.
The most important tennis tournament on grass begins next week and we have two obvious favorites to lift the trophy. Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek look unstoppable ahead of the Grand Slam event, but there are a few serious rivals and potential dark horses capable of stopping them in their tracks.
Djokovic Expected to Close Grand Slam Gap to Nadal
Novak Djokovic trails Rafael Nadal by two Grand Slam trophies, but he’s expected to close the gap. His recent performances on grass are solid and with Zverev and Medvedev missing from the tournament, he has two big servers to worry about. Bet365 sports regards Djokovic as a massive favorite, with odds of 4/5, while the next serious contenders are priced at 7/1. Rafael Nadal is the obvious challenger, yet punters can be surprised to see Italian Berrettini as the second most dangerous opponent, with similar odds.
Alcaraz was expected to make a deeper run at Roland Garros, but his lack of experience proved to be his undoing. Now he tries to meet the high expectations at Wimbledon, where he is priced at 9/1 to lift the trophy. Players from the younger generation such as Auger Aliassime or Nick Kyrgios have alternated impressive and disappointing performances during the grass season. Odds of 14/1, respectively 17/1 are definitely tempting, but risk-averse punters should simply bet on them to make a deep run in the event.
Iga Swiatek Looks Unstoppable ahead of Wimbledon
The women’s tournament is even more lopsided with Iga Swiatek crushing the competition and winning every tournament she joins. It comes as no surprise that ahead of the Grand Slam she is priced at 3/2 by 1xBet, while the closest rivals get odds of 9/1. The Polish player is outstanding on all surfaces and she has the moral fortitude to outshine opponents in London. Cori Gauff and Ons Jabeur are the closest rivals after both of them made deep runs in recent tournaments and they are priced at 9/1 to win Wimbledon.
Simona Halep won the tournament but she’s nowhere near the form needed to prevail in such a challenging environment. Odds of 17/1 reflect the weakness of the former champion and Belinda Bencic gets similar odds. We can’t remember the time Serena Williams got odds of 18/1 to win a Grand Slam tournament, but this is the case ahead of Wimbledon. The most successful female tennis player in history is not expected to lift the trophy, as she comes after a long break with no tangible results.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, June 23 at 10 A.M. UK time.