Roger Federer has just won the Mens’ Singles title at Wimbledon for a record-breaking eighth time, however can he add a ninth in 2018?
Roger Federer suffered disappointment at last year’s Wimbledon Championships and at that point he was a mere 16/1 to win the competition in 2017, however following a break for six months, he made a dramatic return and took the Australian Open. This resulted in his Wimbledon odds being slashed and he headed into the tournament as firm favourite. The Swiss player then went on to justify this position by clinching a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title and cementing his position as perhaps the greatest tennis player of the modern era.
The bookmakers are taking few chances when it comes to the 2018 Wimbledon Championships with Federer installed as early favourite at 11/4 with Bet365. Indeed we don’t believe that there will be too many betting against him doing so. Despite being 35 years of age, Federer has won both Grand Slam events that he entered this year as well as both Masters 1000 events. This shows that he certainly isn’t slowing down, far from it.
Marin Cilic will be desperate to bounce back from his disappointment in this year’s Mens’ Singles final and is 16/1 to win in SW19 next year while British hopeful Andy Murray is 5/1 to reclaim the title he won in 2013 and 2016.
Federer’s title victory means that the Big Four have won every Mens’ Singles title at Wimbledon since 2003 with Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Federer having lifted the trophy between them for fifteen years. Bet365 go odds-on at 4/7 that this proves to be the case in 2018 or 5/4 that we see a new name adorn the trophy.