The Championships – Wimbledon 2018
Break out the Tennis whites and get to work on your mini fist pumps as we gear up for Grand Slam #3 of the calendar: The Championships – Wimbledon 2018 (2nd July – 15th July).
Defending champions Roger Federer (2.50) and Garbine Muguruza (7.50) head into the tournament in contrasting form. Federer stormed the Stuttgart Open in early June before losing the final of the Halle Open to Croatian, Borna Coric, while Muguruza made it to the Semi’s at Roland Garros, only to be ousted in Birmingham by unseeded Czech, Barbora Strycova.
Looking to build on a fantastic 2018, French Open Champions Rafa Nadal (7.00) and Simona Halep (13.00) will be keen to assert their World No1’s statuses on Wimbledon and get some grass-season silverware under their belts.
Wimbledon Men’s Category
The 6’6” German, Alexander Zverev (15.00) is enjoying his highest ever ranking position, bettered only by Federer and Nadal, and will be looking to build on his 2017/18 accomplishments heading into Wimbledon come July 2nd. The World No3 took down five tour titles in 2017, following up this year with a win at the Madrid Masters as well as two final appearances in Miami and Rome, enough to install him as a serious threat in SW19 and one to keep an eye on.
Marin Cilic (7.50) is another player hitting good form at the right time. Cilic took down his 18th tour-level title on June 24th, defeating Novak Djokovic (5.60) in a hard-fought final for the Queen’s Club Trophy and climbing a place to 5th in the current world rankings. Still, it’s good to see Novak back and pushing for titles once again!
To the surprise of many, the home-field hero and No1 British contender is not two-time Wimbledon victor, Andy Murray (13.00), but 23-year-old World No18, Kyle Edmund (67.00). The South African born Bahamian resident is a Davis Cup champion and made it to the Semi-finals of the 2018 Australian Open as well as the quarterfinals in the Madrid Masters. Can he go one step further at Wimbledon 2018?
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Wimbledon Women’s Category
Petra Kvitova (4.80) is certainly one to watch as she steps onto the plush lawns of SW19. The World No8 has two Wimbledon titles to her name and five titles this year alone. With a variety of shots in her locker as well as a laser of a left arm off the ground, the slower pitch of the grass courts are built for players like Kvitova – Robust, athletic and at her best, exquisite. We have her priced up as the favourite for this one and will ready the hat tips to the player that can put the brakes on the Czech’s march to a third Wimbledon title.
Returning this year is seven-time Wimbledon champ, Serena Williams (6.40) after missing out on this event last time around. The American is on the comeback trail following maternity leave, however, was forced to withdraw from her Round of 16 match vs Maria Sharapova (13.00) at the French Open after suffering a pectoral injury.
If you’re looking for a longshot, don’t disregard the potential of former World No1, Viktoria Azarenka (23.00). The Belorussian has endured some tough times over the last couple of years both on and off the court, however, a good run at the Miami Open and plenty of game-time under her belt this season, who knows, she may be ready to roll back the years and throw up a surprise or two.
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