Can Anyone Stop Roger Federer at Wimbledon?
He rested while Rafa rolled.
He prepared while Djokovic collapsed.
He, above all others, is the prohibitive favorite to win the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. If you don’t know who ‘he’ is by now, then it’s none other than the incomparable Roger Federer.
With the World No. 5 fully healthy, fully rested and playing some of the best tennis of his career, the big question heading into the ATP portion of the 2017 Wimbledon Championship is whether or not anyone in the field can stop the beloved Federer from making more tennis history.
What: Wimbledon 2017
When: July 3-16, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 AM ET
Where: London, UK
Stadium: All England Lawn Tennis
Stream: Watch ESPN
If you want to know whether Fed can continue his amazing run to cash in on his championships odds or which title contenders could pull off the upset, let’s find out now.
2017 Men’s Wimbledon Odds & Picks
- R Federer 9/4
- A Murray 4/1
- R Nadal 4/1
- N Djokovic 6/1
- M Raonic 18/1
- M Cilic 20/1
- A Zverev 22/1
- N Kyrgios 25/1
- G Dimitrov 25/1
- S Wawrinka 33/1
- JM Del Potro 33/1
- D Thiem 33/1
- J-W Tsonga 66/1
- F Lopez 80/1
- K Nishikori 80/1
- T Berdych 100/1
- L Pouille 100/1
- G Muller 100/1
The Las Vegas Oddsmaker’s Pick To Win Wimbledon: Roger Federer 9/4
Federer is 24-2 on the year with four titles including the 2017 Australian Open. Fed won coveted Masters 1000 events at Indian Wells and Miami and enters Wimbledon fresh off his ninth career win at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany. The all-time grand slam leader in ATP Tour history is well-rested after sitting out the French Open in anticipation of Wimbledon. Right now, it looks like all roads to the 2017 Wimbly title will go through Roger Federer.
"I’m mentally fresh again," Federer recently told reporters. "And I’m used to match play."
The Sharp Pick To Win Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic 6/1
I know you may be thinking that the World No. 4 is not a smart pick to win at Wimbledon – or anywhere else these days – but I’m going the other way with my pick on Djokovic, meaning I believe he’s due to snap out of the funk he’s been in for the better part of the last year at some point in the near future. While Djokovic is just 24-7 on the year with one title, I’m thinking everyone needs to remember just how talented the former World No. 1 actually is. He may not look like a smart pick right now, but if he pulls off the ‘upset’ to win the 2017 title at Wimbledon, you’ll be kicking yourself for not placing a wager on the Djoker.
The Value Pick To Win Wimbledon: Alexander Zverev 22/1
While the World No. 12 lost to Federer in the finals at Halle this past weekend, the 6-foot-6-inch 20-year-old is a blossoming superstar that has all the gifts and skills it takes to become a future World No. 1. Zverev is 33-12 on the year with three titles and has beaten Novak Djokovic twice this year including en route to the title at Rome. I love the value that Zverev is offering as a 22/1 pick and you should too.
The Longshot Pick: Alexander Dolgopolov 200/1
I know that Alexandr has fallen all the way to No. 84 in the ATP Tour world rankings, but the fact of the matter is that the underachieving Ukraine has all the tools – and shots – to beat any player in the world on any given day. Sure, Dolgopolov is just 11-11 on the year, but he did win the title at the Argentina Open by beating world No. 9 Kei Nishikori in the finals. Dolgopolov may be a whopping 200/1 longshot, but isn’t that just what a longshot is supposed to look like?