Roger Federer isn’t just the greatest tennis player of all time, he’s one of the greatest sportsman that has ever lived.
The 36-year-old seems impossible to write off and the bookmakers think he has a fantastic chance of landing a ninth Wimbledon title, with Paddy Power going 7/4 that Federer lifts the trophy in a fortnight’s time.
Federer has once again taken the clay court season off to prepare for grass, with the 20-time Grand Slam winner having reached the Halle Open title although he was beaten by Borna Coric in three sets.
With Andy Murray absent from Wimbledon this year, the other star quality comes in the form of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic is a 6/1 chance with Ladbrokes to win for the fourth time at Wimbledon, with the Serbian having showed a recent return to form and he’s been given the number twelve seeding for this tournament.
Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal is also 6/1 (William Hill) although it has been eight years since the Spaniard last triumphed in England, with the 32-year-old unable to bring the same level on clay to a grass surface.
Marin Cilic has never traded as short to win a Wimbledon title and BetVictor have 6/1 that the Croatian lands a maiden title at SW19, with Nick Kyrgios and Juan Martin del Potro the potential bigger-priced contenders who could have a run.