The 2019 Wimbledon Championships will be the 133rd edition of the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Join us while we take a look at the main contenders to lift the trophy this year on the men’s side at the All England Club.
<div><h2>Defending Champion</h2><p>Novak Djokovic’s quest to hold all four Grand Slams at the same time twice in his career came to an end with a five-set loss to Dominic Thiem in the semi-finals of Roland Garros. The world No.1 will now turn his focus to the upcoming grass season and to Wimbledon, a tournament that he won three times in the last five years. Djokovic has been one of the most successful players at the All England Club in recent years with an outstanding 91.84% winning record in Wimbledon since 2011.</p><p>The bookmakers are well aware of Novak’s impressive results on this event with the Serbian as the main favourite to win the title <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at 3/2 (2.50) with Bet365</a>. Nevertheless, Djokovic won’t play any grass warm-up tournaments ahead of Wimbledon and his current price is too short for us to find any value on his <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">tennis betting odds</a>. For that reason, our suggestion is for you to stay away from Djokovic’s outright at this moment since price won’t drop any more than this before the tournament begins.</p><p> </p><h2>Main Contender</h2><p>Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer continues to defy time and is once again one of the main contenders to win the title at the All England Club. The 37-year-old has the perfect game for grass with an incredible 88.12% winning record throughout his career on this surface. Unlike Djokovic, Federer will play one grass warm-up tournament at the Gerry Weber Stadion in Halle. The Swiss will make his 17th appearance on this event where he will try to win a record-extending 10th title.</p><p>The Halle Open will be a good opportunity to assess Roger’s level on this surface and his chances of winning another Grand Slam title. Federer hasn’t made it to a major final in more than one year but Wimbledon is the tournament where he has the better chances of lifting his 21st Grand Slam trophy. <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in game with Betway!">Betway</a> is currently offering 7/2 (4.50) for Federer to win the title and although this is an interesting price, our advice is to wait for Roger’s performance this week in Halle before placing any bet on his outright.</p><p> </p><h2>Player to Fade</h2><p>Rafael Nadal is the other main contender to win the Wimbledon title and will be very motivated after winning his 12th French Open title earlier this month. The Spaniard is a two-time champion in Wimbledon but only made it past the fourth round once in his last six appearances on this event.</p><p>Grass is the worst surface for Nadal’s chronic knee problem and it will be very unlikely to see him winning another title at the All England Club. The first rounds are the more difficult for Rafael when the grass is still in good conditions, which makes it extremely hard for the 33-year-old to move on this surface. For that reason, it’s impossible to find any value on Nadal’s outright <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Ladbrokes Today!">at 11/2 (6.5) with Ladbrokes</a> in a tournament where he has always struggled in the first rounds against big servers and powerful players.</p><p> </p><h2>Current Odds to win Wimbledon (June 16th)</h2><p><u>All odds are from <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">William Hill</a></u></p><ul> <li>Novak Djokovic 6/4 (2.50)</li> <li>Roger Federer 10/3 (4.33)</li> <li>Rafael Nadal 11/2 (6.5)</li> <li>Alexander Zverev 11/1 (14.5)</li> <li>Marin Cilic 16/1 (17)</li> <li>Milos Raonic 16/1 (17)</li> <li>Juan Martin del Potro 17/1 (18)</li> <li>Stefanos Tsitsipas 20/1 (21)</li> <li>Kevin Anderson 25/1 (26)</li> <li>Nick Kyrgios 28/1 (29)</li> <li>Dominic Thiem 33/1 (34)</li></ul></div>