We’re flying through another Wimbledon fortnight – rain permitting of course – and already there’s one eye on trying to call who will make the showpiece finals next weekend.
The obvious answer lies in another Novak Djokovic- Andy Murray showdown at 6/4, and while that should keep your interest heightened for the duration of the tournament, there’s plenty of value elsewhere.
Murray’s route to the final is particularly treacherous, with a potential fourth-round tie versus the rapidly improving and increasingly level-headed Nick Kyrgios.
Following that, the Scot could find himself in a quarter-final battle with either Richard Gasquet or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Two-time Slam winner Stan Wawrinka could await in the semi-finals after that.
In the other half of the draw, the imperious Djokovic could fall foul to Roger Federer, Marin Cilic, Milos Raonic or Kei Nishikori.
But such is the Serbian’s form right now, if any of the Finalist favourites will fall it’s unlikely it won’t be the world number one.
Take all that into consideration, and a Djokovic/Wawrinka line-up on Sunday July 10 at 10/1 could be one to back sooner rather than later.
But if you do fancy the Serbian to come unstuck somewhere in SW19 this year, a Federer/Murray combination is 3/1.
Over in the Women’s competition, it’s 4/1 Serena Williams replays her final of 12 months ago against Garbine Muguruza, though the Ladies’ final hasn’t seen repeat names since 2008 & 2009.
However the intense competition in the WTA has seen a debutant finalist in each of the last six Wimbledon finals, so that could tip you towards a Serena/Madison Keys showdown at 7s, with the young American really starting to make a name for herself.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.