Roger Federer goes from 5/1 to 9/4 with bet365 after he wins eighth Wimbledon title without dropping a set
The 2017 Wimbledon men’s singles was being billed as a wide open tournament, although Roger Federer was ultimately head and shoulders above the competition.
The 35-year-old skipped the entire clay court season and it proved to be an astute move, with Federer claiming an eighth Wimbledon title which saw the Swiss fail to drop a set.
The focus will now be on the 2017 US Open and bet365 have been left scrambling for cover, with customers flocking to back the man known as GOAT to claim his third Grand Slam title of the year.
As recently as Wednesday 12 July, bet365 had Federer chalked up at 5/1 to win at Flushing Meadows, although the leading bookmaker have been forced to slash their prices in light of his recent achievement at SW19.
They now offer 9/4 about a Federer win and it’s not difficult to see why, with the five-time US Open champion potentially ready to bow out after this Grand Slam event, calling time on the most remarkable career the tennis world has ever seen.
Bet365 clearly got caught out by some punters spotting some US Open value while Wimbledon was still taking place.
One customer told bookies.com: “I was flicking through the tennis odds at the website and noticed that Federer was 5/1 to win the US Open despite his splendid form at Wimbledon.
“I managed to get £100 away at 5/1 and his odds have shortened to the point where I can actually cash out for a £50 profit.
“However, I’ll stay in the bet as there’s a chance that the cash out value could be even bigger given the fact that there are injury concerns with Djokovic and Murray”.
Indeed, Federer has already proved on a hard court that he’s a force to be reckoned with, having claimed the 2017 Australian Open title when beating Rafael Nadal in a deciding set earlier in the year.
Nadal, Djokovic and Murray are all 4/1 chances, with Stan Wawrinka available at 12/1 and it’s 20/1 bar the rest of the field.