Wimbledon 2017 Betting Tips – Men’s

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Roger FedererTournament Winner9/4Unibet
Novak DjokovicTournament Winner6/1Bet365
Andy Murray1st Quarter Winner11/10Betfred
Novak Djokovic4th Quarter Winner5/4Betfred

The draw for Wimbledon 2017 on Friday pitched Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal into the top half – along with the like of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nick Kyrgios – while in the bottom half, Roger Federer could find himself meeting Milos Raonic in the quarter’s, before a potential match up with Novak Djokovic in the semi’s. Other notable names in the bottom half include Gael Monfils and Alexander Zverev.

Starting in the 1st quarter, Andy Murray should have a pretty relaxing route into this event, with no-one of considerable danger until the 4th round – where Kyrgios could well be the man to stand up against him. Murray is 11/10 with Betfred, while Kyrgios is as long as 6/1 at Ladbrokes. Lucas Pouille is improving all the time, but we haven’t seen enough from him to suggest he can trouble either before the quarter-finals, so he’s worth ruling out. Wawrinka has often left his backers disappointed on grass and despite his appetite to rise for Grand Slam events, I cannot see him performing well enough on the surface either, so I fancy Tsonga to meet Murray in the quarter’s. At the odds, Murray is simply too long at 11/10 – and marginally favoured over Kyrgios.

The 2nd quarter has a similar look in some ways, with Nadal the firm favourite at best odds of 11/10 with BetVictor. He has been exceptional recently, but it will be interesting to see how all that clay form adapts to a grass event of this scale. Gilles Muller could be a potential threat – and his thundering serve could cause Nadal problems. Cilic is another who could trouble either, but I simply don’t trust him to get the job done reliably enough and will therefore skip the second quarter betting.

In the 3rd quarter, Roger Federer is definitely the man to beat this year. He’s got a pretty tough draw though all in all, with John Isner’s monster serve to contend with early on potentially – before moving on to play either Raonic or the in-form Zverev. He should have too much for that lot, but life won’t be easy for him and I’d prefer to take 9/4 about him winning the event than the odds-on for him to reach the semi’s.

Finally, in the bottom section much has been made about Djokovic’s struggles, but he’s still performing at a level that most can only dream about. With a superb draw as far as reaching the semi-finals goes, he looks a huge price at 5/4 with Betfred to win the 4th quarter. He will have Andre Agassi with him all fortnight to keep him focussed, and I honestly cannot see the likes of Feliciano Lopez, Richard Gasquet or Thomas Berdych troubling him. Dominic Thiem could be a threat, but he doesn’t translate as well to grass and getting odds against here to reach the semi’s is huge.

This is a man who has won two of the last three Wimbledon titles, and has just taken down Eastbourne without dropping a set. There is every chance his outright chances are too long as well, so we’ll drop in a small bet at 6/1 there as well.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Roger FedererTournament Winner9/4Unibet
Novak DjokovicTournament Winner6/1Bet365
Andy Murray1st Quarter Winner11/10Betfred
Novak Djokovic4th Quarter Winner5/4Betfred