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The 2022 Wimbledon Championships are right around the corner. And while the tournament might have been stripped of official ATP points, it’s still a Grand Slam. This means that the world’s best are flocking to London once again to battle for the title. I’ve taken a look at the recent odds for the title and things are starting to take shape in terms of the favourites. So of course, this lets us highlight the main favourites in line with what the bookies are also expecting.
On that note, there is always some substance behind a player’s odds of winning any Grand Slam. And beyond the odds, there are other things that fans might not have taken into account. For that reason, I’ve put together some information on the main favourites for the Wimbledon title this year. And I’ve provided some background details on each of the listed players too.
2022 Wimbledon – The Main Favourites
At the time of writing, the men’s draw has yet to be announced. This won’t occur for a few days yet. Once made, however, the odds I’ve mentioned for the associated players here will naturally shift. But for now, the odds are fixed and there are some key reasons for the listings. I’ve discussed all of this below:
Djokovic has taken Federer’s place in recent times as the King of grass. He has won Wimbledon on six different occasions, including the 2021 event. And currently, he has odds of 1.80 to win the tournament. Djokovic will be especially hungry to win the trophy this year too, given that Nadal is now on 22 Grand Slams. That aside, as we all know, Djokovic is a demon on the grass.
He returns well, he can hit flat and dominate opponents, and to be honest, I believe he will win the title this year. This would put him on 21 Grand Slams too, which would really spice up the GOAT debate!
Berrettini is one of the most dangerous players on tour when it comes to the grass courts. Of course, he recently won Queens, despite being injured for several months prior. Berrettini has an enormous serve, a huge forehand, and his slice game on the backhand side is strong too. Let’s not forget that he made the final last year too! And currently, he has odds of 6.50 to win. This puts Berrettini as the second-favourite to win Wimbledon 2022.
But much like the guy we are about to mention, there are still a few niggling doubts as to whether he can stay fit and healthy.
Naturally, Nadal is in the mix as one of the Wimbledon favourites on the men’s side. He has won both Grand Slams this year, and people tend to forget – he has won Wimbledon twice before. Sure, his game isn’t particularly great for the grass, but he is still a threat to anyone out there on his day. His forehand can be tremendous on the grass when striking it well. But questions still remain about his fitness, hence the odds of 9.50 for Nadal.