In the last 11 years, four different men have won the championship at Wimbledon. With Wimbledon 2014 less than two weeks away, all four rank among the favorites to win the Grand Slam tournament.
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray are all considered the frontrunners to win the event, which is set to begin on June 23.
No one has been given better odds to win at Wimbledon than Djokovic, who is listed as a 7/4 favorite At Bovada.lv, 13 days away from the event. He lost in the French Open final, but none of his six Grand Slam victories include a win at Roland Garros. As Djokovic moves away from clay, he’ll have a chance to redeem himself. He’s beaten Nadal in Miami and Rome in 2014, and won three tournaments.
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Murray ranks fifth in the world, lower than any of the recent Wimbledon winners. However, he won the title in 2013, and has been given the second-best chance to repeat as champion. After losing in the semifinals of the French Open to eventual-winner Nadal, Murray’s odds are set at 3/1. It was the second straight tournament that saw the world’s No.1 player defeat the 27-year-old Scot. Murray has yet to win a tournament in 2014.
Nadal continued his dominance at the French Open with his ninth career title at Roland Garros. While the 28-year-old is coming off a championship, with wins against Djokovic, Murray and David Ferrer, his 4/1 odds rank the world’s top player just third at Wimbledon. He beat Djokovic this past week, but Nadal lost twice this year to his rival. He hasn’t only won at Wimbledon since 2010, and was knocked out in the first round of last year’s tournament.
The best days may be behind the Swiss star, but he has a good chance to win his eight ever Wimbledon title. As the No.4 player in the world, Federer's odds are listed at 5/1, ahead No.3 Stan Wawrinka. Federer has struggled of late, as he was upset by Ernests Gulbis in the French Open, and fell to Jeremy Chardy earlier in May in Rome.