It’s raining in the UK so that can only mean one thing, yes – it is Wimbledon fortnight!
We’ll be honest with you, Gamblers’ staff did not write this post sooner as it looked for all the world that Novak Djokovic would continue his grand slam dominance and sweep aside all before him.
However, could it be that Wimbledon 2016 is where his run of grand slam success comes to an abrupt halt? Currently he is trailing big serving American Sam Querrey by 2 sets to love. Thankfully for Novak, the British weather did not disappoint and the rain came along to rescue him – at least for the time being.
This leaves us on the biggest cliffhanger since wanting to know ‘Who shot JR?’ way back in the day. On Saturday we will find out, can Novak reel off 3 straight sets and pull this one from the fire? Of course we know he is capable – the guy is a tennis machine. Has the rain delay dampened Querrery’s chances of the biggest sporting upset since Iceland beat England (err, 5 days ago)? Will the magnitude of this potential victory have been playing on Sam’s mind? On Friday, he was in the zone, playing some wonderful tennis. This break was the last thing he wanted.
We believe that Sam will come out fresh and firing. He has absolutely nothing to lose. And, if he continues to serve like he did, Djokovic will have trouble breaking him so we are going for Sam Querrey to pinch this on a tie-breaker in either the third or fourth set.
So, who does that leave us with once Novak’s name has been erased from the draw? Second seed Andy Murray and third seed, the king of kings, the legend of Wimbledon, the one and only Roger Federer. Of course there are a few other names still in the hat with enough talent to mount a serious challenge and it would be disrespectful to totally exclude them but both Andy and Roger know what it takes to win the greatest tennis slam of them all – the others don’t.
Who should I bet my 5 quid on?
At the moment you can get 7/1 on Federer winning the tournament – that price will drop to 3 or 4/1 as soon as Novak is wiped out so you should snap it up while it’s on offer. Murray will be the bookies favourite but Roger has his number on the Centre Court grass of Wimbledon. Let’s face it, you don’t win 17 slams – 7 of which were at this tournament without knowing a thing or two. Federer snatching a 8th Wimbledon title would be a fitting farewell to one of the greatest tennis players the world has seen and we cannot see him letting go of this opportunity once Nole has left the building.
Enjoy your sporting weekend and we will see you next time for our ‘Gamblers Pro 5 Quid Best Bet’ tip.
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