The great and the greatest of men’s tennis are all set to thrash it out at Wimbledon, hoping to lift the famous trophy. And all eyes will be on the usual suspects when the tournament begins on July 1, 2019 – Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer
But can someone outside of the ‘big three’ come through and shatter their dream of another Grand Slam title. Let’s take a look…
Who’s in the running?
OK, so let’s just get the favourites’ odds out of the way. Unibet has super Serb Djokovic at 8/5 favourite, while Swiss master Federer is 3/a and Spanish star Nadal is 11/2. Indeed, since 2003, only Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Andy Murray has won Wimbledon:
- Federer – won 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017
- Djokovic – won 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018
- Nadal – won 2008, 2010
- Murray – won 2013, 2016
But after that, there are some names who are more than capable of causing an upset on the famous courts.
The sleek Greek?
Stefanos Tsitsipas is going into Wimbledon a confident man. The Greek is one of only two players in the last two seasons to have beaten Djokovic, Federer and Nadal. And he’s fresh from victory at Queen’s.
Unibet have him at 17/1 to win the men’s title.
Exciting youngster Alexander Zverev is also hotly tipped to go deep into the tournament. With a favourable draw, and a bit of luck, there’s no reason why Zverev, who recently won the Halle Open, can’t get to the final. His best at Wimbledon may have only been a last 16 spot in 2017, but he’s capable of stunning the very top seeds. Unibet has him at 25/1
Backing Big Cilic
Big Croat Marin Cilic has history. He’s gone all the way to the Wimbledon final before, and this competition has a history of favouring huge servers. Not only that, but Cilic recently gave Nadal a thumping 6-3, 6-3 (albeit in a best of three set match). While he’s not been in the best form, he couldn’t have picked a better time to give himself a boost like that. Unibet has him at 40-1.