Whenever anybody thinks of professional tennis, it’s tough not to think of one of the most well-known tournaments in the history of sports: Wimbledon. Every year, tennis’ greatest athletes flock to London, England to battle it out at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Even though there are other exciting major events, Wimbledon being the only one still played on grass gives it a unique feel.
As the qualifying matchups continue, this year’s Wimbledon officially begins on Monday, June 28 and will conclude on Sunday, July 11. Keeping that in mind, BetOnline has released its annual odds on the event. As of right now, the sportsbook is favoring Novak Djokovic to win the tournament at -110 odds.
Djokovic isn’t a stranger when it comes to Wimbledon. In fact, it’s hard not to associate his name with the tournament. The 34-year-old has won the event five times in his career, which is tied for the third-highest total of all time. In fact, he’s won four of the last six tournaments, including the last two in a row. Needless to say, there’s a reason that he’s the heavy favorite. Considering how Djokovic has also already won this year’s Australian Open and French Open, winning Wimbledon would put him one step closer to being the first player to win all four majors in a single year since Rod Laver did it in 1969. We’re still a while a way before that happens, but the pressure is on for Djokovic to make history in London.
2021 Men’s Wimbledon Odds
Odds via BetOnline as of Thursday, June 24
- Novak Djokovic (-110)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (+550)
- Daniil Medvedev (+600)
- Roger Federer (+800)
- Alexander Zverev (+1200)
- Matteo Berrettini (+1200)
- Milos Raonic (+2500)
- Dominic Thiem (+2800)
- Nick Kyrgios (+2800)
- Andrey Rublev (+3300)
- Jannik Sinner (+3300)
Complete odds list available at BetOnline.ag.
Tsitsipas, Medvedev Round Out the Top-3
The two tennis players coming close to approaching Djokovic’s Wimbledon odds are Stefanos Tsitsipas (+550) and Daniil Medvedev (+600).
Tsitsipas has competed at Wimbledon three times in his young career. While he hasn’t won the tournament just yet, he did make it all the way to the fourth round in 2018. Nevertheless, he does have some momentum going for him heading into next week. The 22-year-old Greek made his first Grand Slam tournament finals appearance just a few weeks ago when he took on Djokovic in the 2021 French Open finals. Considering how Tsitsipas actually took the first two sets against the eventual champion, it shows that he’s close to taking his game to the next level. Perhaps that happens in London.
On the other hand, Medvedev has competed at Wimbledon three times in his career. His best finish to this point has been appearing in Round 3 in each of the last two events. However, much like Tsitsipas, Medvedev has some momentum going for him too. He appeared in the 2021 Australian Open finals back in February, also losing to Djokovic. He also won the Open 13 back in March and is currently competing in the Mallorca Open. Even though he and Tsitsipas may not have as much experience as others, look for them to leave their mark at Wimbledon this year.
Can Federer Win Wimbledon Again?
Another player who is no stranger to Wimbledon is Roger Federer (+800). One of the best to ever play the game, this will be his 22nd time competing at the event. Through all of those appearances, Federer has won Wimbledon eight times — the most in the tournament’s history. His most recent victory came in 2017 as he defeated Marin Čilić in three sets, so it’s not like that happened too long ago. It’ll be interesting to see if Federer can win Wimbledon once more to add on to his historic career.