Who will take the Wimbledon Men’s crown in 2014?
Hot off the heels of Andy Murray’s sensational victory against Novak Djokovic in 2013, we’re now just three months away from the competition that’s got the whole world talking. 2014 looks forward to another roster of sensational athletes bracing themselves to battle it out for that all important cash prize. With competition levels high, it’s anybody’s guess which player would be best to hedge your bets on, but you can take a look at the numbers at Sports Interaction Tennis, or take a look at our guide to this year’s competitors below.
Coming in second place can’t be easy for any Wimbledon competitor, so Novak Djokovic will be ready to come back fighting for this year’s tournament. The Serbian native may have to get used to going it alone however – it was recently announced that he would be playing in the Miami Sony Open without the aid of his coach Boris Becker, who has had to have emergency surgery on his hips. Novak will have to pray Boris is back in good health by June, but the odds are in his favor, with British bookies giving him a respectable 15/8.
The oldest of our hottest competitors, Roger Federer has been in the news recently thanks to tennis legend Pete Sampras, who has said that, despite being 32 years old, he could still go on playingsuccessfully for three or four more years. Federer has come back fighting since being defeated by Novak Djokovic at the BNP Paribas Open, noting how far he has come since injuring his back last year at India Wells. This fighting spirit has not gone unnoticed by bookies, who have him down at 11/2.
Things aren’t looking too rosy for Rafa Nadal, who recently lost out at the Indian Wellsto Alexandr Dolgopolov. The Spanish native blamed a back injury on his loss, but has said that he is looking forward to the Miami Sony Open. With odds of 9/2, it seems that we have as much faith in him rising from the ashes as he does.
Of course, the British/Scottish (depending on whether he’s winning or losing!) champion is not about to give up his current title without a fight. Sadly for Andy, he’s not in a great place right now, recovering from recent back surgery and also having just parted ways with his coach Ivan Lendl.There is some optimism for the former champion however – the betting odds have the British favorite down at 9/4, giving the indication that his country is still behind him.