The third Grand Slam of the tennis season is here as The Championships Wimbledon began on Monday, July 3rd. It was a quick turnaround from clay to the grass courts for a very short season. It is a hard transition from the slow courts in Paris to the quick grass courts of Wimbledon it is hard to win that Roland Garros-Wimbledon double. There are not too many men who have accomplished that feat. And currently, there is only one man in the field who has done that and his name is Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic looks to make history at the All-England Club. He tied Rafael Nadal’s record for the most Grand Slam titles with his win at Roland Garros. The five-time defending champion has a lot of history on the line. He will try to break the most Grand Slams record, but will also look to break the most Wimbledon titles won as well. Djokovic will look to tie Roger Federer’s record of eight Wimbledon titles. Djokovic cruised through his first-round match.
Again Rafael Nadal is done for the rest of the season and will retire next season. Djokovic’s opponent last year in the final Nick Kyrgios had to withdraw citing injury. But the field is pretty tough. However, this is Djokovic’s title to lose.
Djokovic is a -160 favorite to win the tournament. The odds may go up as the tournament goes on. Again there are worthy opponents. But nobody has won the European Double more than Djokovic. Not to mention he is motivated to be the first man since Rod Laver to win the Calendar Grand Slam.
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First-round action at The Championships Wimbledon began on Monday, July 3rd. The tournament runs from July 3rd – July 16th and for the second year there will be play on the Middle Sunday. The Championships Wimbledon got rid of Maniac Monday where all Round of 16 Men’s and Women’s matches played after a day off on Sunday.
Wimbldeon Odds (via Covers)
It will be interesting to see who comes through to meet Djokovic in the final. Now anything can happen as we have seen at this tournament, but Djokovic is playing the best. There are tricky opponents on his side of the draw which we will get to momentarily. Now Carlos Alcaraz and Djokovic are on opposite sides of the draw and could meet in the final.
Alcaraz is +350 to win the tournament and let’s see if he learned his lesson from his loss to Djokovic in Paris. He has not made a deep run here yet. He has the ability to transition to this surface as another Spaniard in Rafael Nadal who won this title twice. But we have seen some strange things happen on these courts, especially in the first week.
Sneaky Good Plays
If you watch Andrey Rublev he is a good player and can play on any surface. He just can’t get passed the quarterfinals. At +8000 it is a risk but a good one if it pays off. He is already through to the second round so the number will come down some.
Daniil Medvedev is listed at +2000 along with Jannik Sinner (+2000). Both love the fast conditions. Though when the roof is closed the conditions do get slower. However, these grass courts can play like a hard court and Medvedev loves hard courts. His best result was 2021 when he reached the fourth round. After not being allowed to play last year, Medvedev along with the rest of the Russians on the tour is allowed to play.
Matteo Berrettini the former finalist is listed at +10,000. The 2022 and 2023 Roland Garros finalist Casper Ruud is also listed at +10,000. Alexander Zverev is listed at +3500 along with the American Sebastian Korda. Taylor Fritz is listed at +4000. Again the rest of the field is wide open to make the final, but again it is Novak Djokovic’s title to lose.
On the women’s side, Iga Swiatek is the odds-on favourite to win at +300. The defending champion Elena Rybakina is +500 with Aryna Sabalenka +600. The Ladies’ finalist from a year ago Ons Jabeur is listed at +1600 to lift the trophy. It is a three-horse race for the title.
All it takes is seven wins to be crowned champion at the most prestigious title in all of tennis the Championships Wimbledon.
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