Wimbledon 2017 Betting Tips – Men’s Title

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Roger Federer holds all the aces for Wimbledon title

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To win Wimbledon Men’s Singles title – Roger Federer @ 9/4 (3.25) with bet365

If someone had said 12 months ago that Novak Djokovic would be available to back at 13/2 to win the Wimbledon title in 2017, they’d have been laughed off for making such a ridiculous prediction.  However, that’s the actual price available at BWin on the Serbian to claim what would be a fourth Wimbledon crown.  

With Andy Murray also struggling for form and fitness in 2017, it really does leave the field wide open in the bid to win the Wimbledon Men’s singles title this year.

It’s been an incredible year in men’s tennis, with the careers of legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both recovering from what had appeared to be a general drift towards retirement, whilst Djokovic and, to a slightly lesser extent, Murray, have seen their recent dominance of the game largely eroded.

So much have things changed that Federer goes into Wimbledon fortnight as the 9/4 favourite with bet365 (among others, including Betway and Paddy Power) and it has to be said that it’s fully deserved based on recent form.  

Not only did the Swiss star win the last Grand Slam he competed in when claiming the Australian Open at the start of the year but, having then opted out of the clay season to preserve his ageing limbs, he went on to win a ninth title in Halle.  Add in titles in Indian Wells and Miami and there’s every reason to believe that Federer is again the man to beat as he aims for a remarkable eighth Wimbledon crown and 19th Grand Slam singles title.

It’s also difficult to make a case for anyone else this year.  In addition to the troubles of Djokovic and Murray, Nadal hasn’t been beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon since 2011 (and grass has never been his preferred surface), while Stan Wawrinka has never been beyond the quarter-final stage in the tournament.

Milos Raonic was a finalist last year and the Canadian has the game that has always suggested that Wimbledon would be his best chance of claiming Grand Slam success.  The problem is that his current form is poor, particularly against the top players.

Other possible contenders include Alexander Zverev, Nick Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem, Feliciano Lopez and Marin Cilic, but you couldn’t really back any of them to go all the way with any great conviction at this stage.

On the other hand, Federer knows what’s required more than anyone when it comes to winning Grand Slam events, loves playing at Wimbledon and is in fine form going into the tournament.  He may now be 35 years old, but sensible preparation means that he preserves his energies for the tournaments he feels give him the best chance of success.  Wimbledon 2017 may just prove to be a case in point.

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