Live on BBC2: Mon 11.30: Andy Murray hasn’t exactly had the ideal preparation for Wimbledon having tumbled out of the Aegon Championship at Queens in the early stages to Nicolas Mahut but the Scot won’t be phased by that loss given that glory at SW19 is his main focus this year. Nevertheless, the number four seed, who has reached the semi final three years in a row is as high as 10/1 via Paddy Power to clinch his first Grand Slam and as ever, there are a trio of obstacles.
French Open victor Rafael Nadal is well fancied at 9/4 (Betfred) to go one better than he did last year when he lost in the final to Novak Djokovic and while clay is the Spaniard’s preferred surface, he has won on Wimbledon’s grass twice, in 2008 and 2010 and is more than capable of defeating his rivals at the All England Club.
Six-time victor Roger Federer is 11/2 with BetVictor to prevail at SW19 for the first-time since 2009 and he still has enough quality to prevail even if, at 30, some think that the Swiss ace’s Grand Slam-winning days are behind him.
However, while Federer and Nadal are capable of Centre Court success, it’s world number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic, William Hill’s 7/4 favourite that punters are rightly plumping for.
Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon – 7/4 (William Hill)