By Joe Short | | 8 mins
Djokovic vs Berrettini: Wimbledon Men's Final Odds & Tips
Fans of tennis betting will not be surprised to discover Novak Djokovic is the firm favorite to beat unlikely finalist Matteo Berrettini in Sunday’s showdown at Wimbledon, and in the process claim a remarkable 20th Grand Slam singles title.
Djokovic has rampaged through Wimbledon this summer after initially suffering a scare in his first-round match against Brit Jack Draper, when he uncharacteristically lost the first set.
Since then the Serb has barely looked back and comes into Sunday’s final not only in top form, but also confident of sweeping aside Berrettini. His Italian opponent is into his first Grand Slam final and is the heavy underdog with the top sportsbooks and sports betting sites.
Djokovic vs Berrettini: Wimbledon 2021 Men's Final Odds
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Wimbledon 2021 Men’s Final Betting Tips
The tennis odds are all pointing at a Djokovic win here but there are other bets outside the moneyline that could prove more attractive to bettors seeking bigger profits.
Djokovic in three sets
It’s perhaps a little basic to assume Djokovic will blow Berrettini away, but in reality a 3-0 victory on sets is not out of the question. Djokovic beat Berrettini in four at the French Open this year and grass is a more favored surface for the Serb.
What’s more, he has form of demolishing final opponents on Centre Court, having taken down Kevin Anderson in three back in 2018. He beat Denis Shapovalov in three deep sets on Friday and could well do the same again here.
Men’s tennis is all about strong serves and a gritty baseline defense – and Djokovic has that in abundance. He is a smart player who likes to dominate points. Berrettini has a monstrous serve in his arsenal but his return game could suffer against the 19-time Grand Slam champion. Djokovic seems a smart bet to claim the first break.
This could be an ace-heavy final, with both men capable of delivering stinging serves. Berrettini nailed 20 aces in each of his first three matches at Wimbledon this year. Djokovic is less prolific but is nevertheless just as scary. If you can find a market that offers more than 12.5 aces in this match, then take it.
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Wimbledon 2021 Men’s Final Pick
For all the talk of Berrettini potentially delivering an upset, in reality Djokovic is on course to match the record men’s Grand Slam tally of 20 co-owned by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Djokovic has been supreme during this Wimbledon and his baseline speed is unmatched. His moneyline betting odds are, however, so slim that he’s hardly worth backing unless part of a parlay.
As for a tennis prop bet, check out your sports betting app and consider backing Djokovic to win in three or four sets. He won’t let what happened in the French Open final – when he slipped two sets down to Stefanos Tsitsipas before recovering to win the title – happen here. The 34-year-old is simply too dominant on grass.
Wimbledon 2021 Men’s Final, Date & TV
The 2021 Wimbledon Men’s final is scheduled for Sunday, July 11. The match will start at 9 a.m. E.T. and could see Djokovic claim a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title. Around 15,000 fans are expected to attend on Centre Court.
You can watch Djokovic vs Berrettini live on TV and online across the United States via ESPN. Sunday’s schedule starts at 9 a.m. E.T. and ends at 2:30 p.m. E.T., when the network will switch over to the Euro 2020 soccer final.
ESPN will also be showing every serve, shot and smash from the final live on their online platform and app.
About the Author
Joe Short, a contributor to Bookies.com, is a freelance journalist and former editor at the Daily Express, covering various sports, including soccer, darts and tennis.