It’s June and the sun is shining (well almost) and that means there is less than one month to go until Wimbledon. We thought it was about time we took a look at this year’s contenders for the men’s singles title.
Djokavic loves Wimbledon and has won the grass tournament 4 times during his career. He is the current Champion of the men’s singles game and will always be there or thereabouts. Tennis at Wimbledon suits his style of play and despite a dip in form over the last couple of years, we’d be shocked if he didn’t make the semi finals. He was pretty upset with the weather during the French Open, so let’s hope the clouds don’t envelope Wimbledon this year, for his sake.
Nadal is in the French Open tennis final as we speak, so by the time you read this, he’ll either have another grand slam title under his belt, or at least be a runner up. Nadal is another player that Wimbledon brings the best out of and for us, he’s our tournament favourite. The bookies for some reason see him as a long shot, you can get him at 6-1 to win the men’s tournament, compared to 2-1 for Djokovic. Paddy Power are even offering a free tennis bet if Nadal wins, so they must be confident that he’ll fall short.
Andy, Andy, Andy. The heart speaks more than the head here, but who wouldn’t love Murray to come back and win his home tennis grand slam tournament. His emotional breakdown after his retirement from the Australian Open divided opinion. Was this an athlete coming to terms with the end of an illustrious career, or was he demonstrating that he just can’t cut it at the highest level any more. We believe it’s the former. At odds of 120-1, the bookies don’t give him much hope, but I might stick a £1 on him for old times sake.
Thiem is currently Nadal’s opponent in the French Open final, so who wouldn’t want to see a tennis match up between this pair again. Thiem has burst onto the scene recently and who can forget his shot of the tournament against Djokovic. Hisgame possess everything required in the modern game, speed, power and guile. Add to that a steely determination to win and you have the makings of an all round superstar