We have early betting tips for Wimbledon 2015, with Novak Djokovic hunting a third title at SW19
We’re getting excited about Wimbledon 2015, with the third Grand Slam of the year seeing the male and female players don white outfits to compete at the leafy tournament in SW19.
As far as the men’s singles tournament is concerned, it can be reduced down to just a handful of competitors. Novak Djokovic won the title in 2011 and 2014, with the Serbian the obvious favourite to claim the spoils again this summer.
Djokovic came into Wimbledon 2015 with a Grand Slam timeline of Finalist-Winner-Semi-Finalist-Winner-Finalist, so it’s safe and savvy use of a free bet to assume he’s pretty bombproof when it comes to avoiding a shock in the early rounds of a major tournament. He’s looked pretty slick so far and seems bound for another final.
The world number one knows what is required to win the Wimbledon crown and more importantly, he appears to be reaching a new plateau when it comes to his tennis as he seeks to secure enough Grand Slam titles to ensure a legendary status.
It was a five-set thriller that saw Djokovic beat Roger Federer twelve months ago, with Nole demonstrating that he can win a war of attrition on grass and the biggest danger this year could be Andy Murray.
Murray lost to Grigor Dimitrov in last year’s tournament although his final appearance in the Australian Open this year illustrates that he’s potentially coming back stronger under coach Amelie Mauresmo. A triumph at Queen’s was ideal preparation for a player who seems to have a better mindset than ever before, with Rafael Nadal’s early exit clearing the way for a potential semi-final clash against Roger Federer.
Let’s also remember Wimbledon was the scene of his first and greatest Grand Slam triumph in 2013 where he beat Djokovic in straight sets although the bottom line is that Murray has lost six of the eight Grand Slam finals in which he has competed.
Rafael Nadal has struggled on clay this year and found it difficult to produce the required standard on grass when losing to Dustin Brown, while Roger Federer looks destined never to win another Grand Slam after yet another disappointing exit in the French Open. He’s looked typically slick thus far but Murray could have the measure of him should the pair meet.
Backing Novak Djokovic at 6/4 is not for the faint-hearted, although we can put him in a double with the ladies winner and that could well be Petra Kvitova again. Kvitova simply comes alive on grass as she demonstrated when winning in 2011 and she returned to SW19 last year to claim a second Wimbledon title.
The Czech took a little while to recover her best form after that initial success although her big serve and powerful game is perfectly-suited to the grass surface and she brushed everyone aside twelve months ago. The final was a demolition act, with Eugenie Bouchard claiming just three games from Kvitova, although she wasn’t the only one to be destroyed along the way.
In the past five years, Kvitova has always reached the last eight of the competition, with the player currently ranked number four in the world and ready to claim a hat-trick of titles at SW19.
Serena Williams is an obvious danger although the American has failed to go beyond the fourth round in three of the past four renewals. She’s a player who has a “cup final” every time she takes to the court, with players out to raise the bar and push her all the way at Wimbledon.
Maria Sharapova is still without a Wimbledon title since that success in 2004 and we can’t have Victoria Azarenka despite signs that she is returning to somewhere near her best.
Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova to win @ 11/1 with Sky Bet