Novak Djokovic enters Wimbledon as betting favorite at sportsbooks
Novak Djokovic has reached the finals in three of the last four major tennis tournaments, picking up wins at Wimbledon in 2014 and the Australian Open in 2015. Djokovic will be looking for his third Wimbledon title when the tournament starts on Monday.
Going off at 5/4 to win the Wimbledon title at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, Djokovic is the odds-on favorite to win the event as he is in virtually every event he enters. The World No. 1 finished runner-up in the French Open and won the Australian Open this year and looks poised for another deep run at Wimbledon.
Andy Murray is going off at 11/4 to win Wimbledon, and this could be his first major victory since he won this tournament in 2013. After watching Murray train alongside Rafael Nadal this week, former pro Tim Henman stated that he is in "the form of his life." Murray looked to be in strong form when finishing runner-up in the Australian Open, and he will have the Great Britain crowd behind him throughout the event.
Stan Wawrinka could provide some good betting value going off at 14/1 odds to win Wimbledon at the sportsbooks. Wawrinka has effectively broken up the dominance of tennis' Big Four in major events by taking two of the last six majors, winning the French Open this year and the Australian Open in 2014.
Rafael Nadal (10/1 to win Wimbledon) has won only one of the last six majors and Roger Federer (6/1) hasn't won one since 2012.
25-year-old Kei Nishikori looks to be on the verge of a breakout at some point. The Japanese pro has won six singles titles since 2014 and finished runner-up in the U.S. Open last year. Nishikori has advanced to the quarterfinals in both the Australian Open and the French Open this season.
Grigor Dimitrov (20/1), Milos Raonic (25/1), Tomas Berdych (28/1), Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (33/1) and Marin Cilic (33/1) will also be looking to pull off the upset in London. Cilic won the U.S. Open as a big underdog in 2014.