Wimbledon 2019 – Favourites
The biggest tournament in tennis has started and is as always expected to draw large crowds over the tournament. Defending champion Novak Djokovic is heading is as the favourite again and has been very well supported by punters boosting their stakes using the latest offers available at Book of Ra. So can he do it again? Here we cover the leading players for victory at Wimbledon with the final taking place on Sunday 14th July.
The current World number one and strong favourite to win his fifth Wimbledon title. He has 15 Grand Slam titles to date and is also the current champion of three of the four majors at present. This includes the 2019 Australia Open, where he beat rival Rafael Nadal in straight sets. The 2018 U.S Open victory saw him beat Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro again in straight sets. It was a similar story in last year’s Wimbledon final as he beat Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6. This is why he is clearly the player to beat and must be the strong favourite.
The current World number three who has been seeded as two for the tournament. He has won 20 Grand slam titles in his career, meaning he is the most successful male player in the history of the sport. This includes five U.S Open titles, with the last coming back in 2008. He also has one victory in the French Open with his victory coming in 2009. The Swiss star has also picked up six Australian Open titles, including winning the 2018 tournament in a five set thriller against Marin Cilic. Finally, Federer has won an incredible eight Wimbledon titles, which is the key reason why he must be amongst the favourites for victory. His most recent coming back in 2017 when be again beat Marin Cilic but on this occasion in straight sets.
The current World number two and the king of clay, who has won a jaw dropping 12 French Open titles and 18 Grand slams in total. This includes the recent French Open title, where he beat Dominic Thiem over four sets. This is a clear indication he arrives in Wimbledon in strong form and has to start amongst the favourites at a tournament he has won on two occasions, with the last coming back in 2010. Nadal also has one Australian Open title that he picked up back in 2009. Finally, he has three U.S Open titles with the last coming back in 2017, where he beat Kevin Anderson in straight sets.