It’s hard to imagine the next major tennis tournament of 2016 not ending with Novak Djokovic battling Andy Murray on center court for the championship. Wimbledon takes place from June 27 through July 10.
The betting odds favorite to win Wimbledon this year, like he was at both the Australian Open and the French Open, is Novak Djokovic. Could Djokovic take home his third straight grand slam title of the year at Wimbledon? Andy Murray will be standing in his way. Keep reading for more info on Djokovic’s chances at winning Wimbledon as well as Murray’s. I also write about my longshot pick to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Tournament this year.
A Closer Look At My 2016 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis Expert Picks
The Favorite To Win Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic -150
Djokovic is looking for his third straight Wimbledon championship. He’s simply the best tennis player on the planet. After winning Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2015, and the Australian Open and the French Open this year, Djokovic has taken home the last 4 Grand Slam championships. Winning a fifth in a row would be some feat. The reason why is because Andy Murray is no slouch of a tennis player. Djokovic is offering odds that don’t correctly reflect his chances of winning Wimbledon this year, not with Murray in the field. I’d expect at least +100 before jumping on the favorite.
The Smart Bet To Win Wimbledon: Andy Murray +300
After losing in both the French Open final and the Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray switched back to Ivan Lendl as his coach. That’s only going to help the grass master be even better on grass. Murray has been playing too well to lose in front of his countrymen at Wimbledon in 2016. Murray won Wimbledon in 2013. I see him turning the tables on Djokovic at Wimbledon. The odds are awfully kind on Murray to win the third grand slam event of the year.
The Longshot Bet To Win Wimbledon: Stan Wawrinka +1500
Wawrinka has never won Wimbledon. He did reach the quarterfinals in both 2014 and 2015. He’s also won a grand slam event twice. Wawrinka won the Australian Open in 2014. He won the French Open in 2015. He’s taken home 3 singles titles this year while going 27 and 9 in his matches. If there is any longshot on the board that could upset Murray or Djokovic, it has to be Wawrinka.