The winners of the last two editions of the Wimbledon tournament could meet in the semifinal according to seeding.
It seems that Andy Murray could be the number one challenger of title-defender and current world number one Novak Djokovic at the men’s singles tournament of the 129th edition of the most prestigious tennis championship of the world.
• Djokovic is favourite for the title
• Murray back to his best
• Wawrinka might cause an upset
The Serbian world class player is obviously the favorite to win the tournament, however the Scotsman showed two years ago that he was able to shake off the curse of the Britons as he conquered the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Anyone who bet on sports in the UK might know that he is back in the form of his life this year, so he has every chance to win his third Grand Slam tournament in his career.
Djokovic leads the field
The Djoker reclaimed the number one spot a year ago from Rafael Nadal after he defeated Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final and he has been leading the ATP ranking ever since. He also won the world championship in London at the end of last year and started 2015 with conquering the Australian Open for the fifth time in his career. Though he finished as runner-up at the Roland Garros this spring, as he was beaten in the final by Stanislas Wawrinka, the two-time Wimbledon winner Djokovic is still the favourite of the current tournament.
Though Roger Federer is listed as number two in the ATP world ranking, he is only third favorite to win the title according to betting sites with cashout. Federer won his seventh Wimbledon title three years ago, that saw the last time the Swiss returned to the top of the world rankings to date. Since then he only appeared in one Grand Slam final, which was last year’s showdown in Wimbledon where he lost against Nole in five sets.
Murray to fight for his second Wimbledon title
Andy Murray is considered as second favourite to win this year’s Wimbledon tournament according to online sportsbooks in the UK. He won his breakthrough Grand Slam final in Flushing Meadows in 2012 and since then he recorded another major title, when he won in Wimbledon in 2013. Though he became the first British player in 77 years who was able to win the men’s single event in Wimbledon, it did not come as a surprise as he won the gold medal at the London Olympics at the same venue in the previous year.
Since then his only Grand Slam final appearance came earlier this year when he was beaten by Djokovic at the Australian Open in four sets. He also reached the semifinal in Paris and recorded two tournament wins during the clay season in Munich and in Madrid. Most recently he won another ATP tournament, this time on grass, when he defeated South African Kevin Anderson in the final of the Queen’s Club Championships in London.
According to several experts, Murray is back to the form of his life, and therefore it is not a surprise that he is considered as second favourite to win the Wimbledon championships. However, according to the draw, he should meet with either Djokovic or Federer in the semifinal, in a match that would be something like an early final.
Don’t put your money on Rafa!
Two-time Wimbledon winner Rafael Nadal was seeded only tenth which resembles his current position in the ATP world ranking. Though he is fifth favorite, the draw means for him that he should face one of the top-seeded players as early as the round of 16. This fact hurts the Spaniard’s chances seriously and now he also has a history to exit the Wimbledon Championship early, as he wasn’t able to reach the quarter-finals in any of the last three editions of the tournament.
His last appearance in the title-decider came in 2011 and he won Wimbledon for the least time in 2010. Though it isn’t impossible, it would be quite a surprise if Nadal would be able to pull out a victory this time, so for those punters who play at online gambling sites in the EU it is not recommended to wager on him.
The winner of the last Grand Slam tournament, Stanislas Wawrinka, who scored a comeback victory against Djokovic at the Roland Garros, is not the most popular pick for the title either, as his best result in Wimbledon was a quarter-final from last year. However, if someone is able to cause an upset, it might be him, being a player who appeared in only two Grand Slam finals in his carreer, winning each of them.