Over on the women’s side world number one Angelique Kerber will look to finish what she started last year as she lost in the ladies finals to Serena Williams, who will not be in action this year as she is expecting her first baby. This tournament is undoubtedly the most prestigious on the Tennis circuit and the organizers have increased the purse of this year’s event to an eye-popping £31.6 million. Both the men’s and women’s championship winner will walk away with a cool £2.2 for their efforts.
Here’s a look at some of the futures odds for the top ranked players and their respective divisions as per the most recent betting line on Bet365 Canada
Wimbledon Men’s Singles Favorites to Win Outright
Roger Federer 3.00: The Swiss legend is currently the odds on favourite to capture this year’s championship and what would be an astonishing 8th Wimbledon title. He’s currently ranked 5th in official ATP standings however is so strong on the grass surface. Federer last won this event in 2012 and will be looking to avenge his semi-finals loss from a year ago when he lost to Milos Raonic. Even at age 35 he isn’t showing any signs of slowing down and should be in the mix come the later stages of the elimination round.
Rafael Nadal 5.00: Nadal is the second ranked player in the world and trails just Roger Federer as a favourite to win what would be his third title at Wimbledon. Rafa has earned the moniker as the ‘king of clay’ and although he will be playing on the softer pitch rather than his preferred clay surface, he is not to be taken lightly. Nadal is a two time winner here back in 2008 & 2010 and would love to get back into the fold after being forced to withdraw from the 2016 championships due to injury.
Novak Djokovic 6.00: Fourth ranked golfer Novak Djokovic is not that far removed from his perch as the top ranked player in the world where he spent over 223 consecutive weeks as the world’s best. Joker has won three championships this decade (2010, 2014 & 2015) and is still only 30.
Andy Murray 6.00: World number one and defending champion Andy Murray slides in tied with Djokovic as the third ranked player on the men’s side. This is largely in part to many critics citing an easier draw last season with Nadal out, and Djokovic failing to reach the quarters, the Englishman seized the opportunity and earned his second career Wimbledon crown. Murray has battled an elbow injury much of this year however did manage to win the Dubai Duty Free Championship back in February.
Milos Raonic 19.00: The odds on Milos are a juicy 19-1 proposition considering he is coming off his first Wimbledon finals last year as he dropped straight sets to Murray. Although the Canadian has yet to win a major championship he has been knocking on the door for the last three years. Granted the men’s draw is filled with highly talented players, Raonic has the best service game on tour and will be looking to finally break down the door in 2017.
Wimbledon Women’s Favorites to Win Outright
Karolina Pliskova 5.50: WTA’s third ranked player is Czech sensation Karolina Pliskova who is favoured to win this year’s women’s draw. In an interesting twist of fate, the 25-year old is actually heavily favoured to win this year despite the fact she’s never made it out of the second round. She is a very solid grass player and had an impressive and disposed of Italy’s Roberta Vinci in straight sets in her first match.
Petra Kvitova 5.50: Much like her countrywoman, Kvitova comes in tied with fellow Czech star Karolina Pliskova as co-favourites to win this major. Kvitova has two career major championships under her belt and both of which have come at the All England Club back in 2011 & 2014. The past success and experience here should definitely play a factor for the 27-year old as she looks for a third title in six years.
Johanna Konta 13.00: As the lone British player inside the top 100 WTA rankings, 7th ranked Johanna Konta will look to claim her first career major on her home turf. Konta has played in this event the last two years and failed to make it out of the 2nd round. This year has been a good year for the strong 26-year old as she earned her third career WTA victory with an impressive championship victory over former world number one Caroline Wozniacki at the Miami Open.
Angelique Kerber 15.00: World number one and defending champion Angelique Kerber comes in as a juicy 15-1 underdog to earn her first ever Wimbledon title, and third leg of the career grand slam. The German sensation has already won the US Open and Australian Open back in 2016 and would love to add the prestigious grass court title to her resume. Kerber lost in the finals last year to Serena Williams (7-5, 6-3) although she had played great all through the elimination stages. With Serena out of the picture this year, look for Kerber to put forth another strong showing in London.
Simona Halep 17.00: Number two ranked Romanian Simona Halep is one of the most established young stars on the Women’s circuit. Halep has nearly $18 million so far in tournament earnings at the tender age of 25. Though she has yet to record a major win, she has been knocking on the door with six quarter final or better results since 2014. Halep is an aggressive baseline player and has been compared by many to Justine Henin in terms of how she thinks the game. She can definitely make some noise this year with a watered down women’s side.