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Novak Djokovic consensus Wimbledon favorite

Novak Djokovic French Open

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the final against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Novak Djokovic said he has no plans to stop after claiming his 19th Grand Slam title at the French Open, and oddsmakers believe he’ll continue his march on history at Wimbledon later this month.

Djokovic, 34, is the consensus favorite two weeks ahead of Wimbledon. He is being offered at +110 by BetMGM and +125 by DraftKings and PointsBet.

The next shortest odds for any other player are +600, being offered to Daniil Medvedev (DraftKings), Stefanos Tsitsipas (DraftKings) and Roger Federer (BetMGM).

Medvedev, the Russian who has yet to win a Grand Slam singles title, is also being offered at +650 by PointsBet and +700 by BetMGM.

If Djokovic is able to claim his sixth Wimbledon title, he will equal the record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era shared by Federer and Rafael Nadal.

“I’m very proud, very happy. I don’t want to stop there,” Djokovic said after rallying from two sets down to defeat Greece’s Tsitsipas on Sunday.

Djokovic rallied from a set down to beat Nadal in the semifinals and also rallied from two sets down to beat Lorenzo Musetti in the fourth round.

The French Open remains Djokovic’s most challenging Slam, as he now has a pair of titles at Roland Garros. He claimed his ninth Australian Open title earlier this year and will arrive in London as the two-time defending Wimbledon champion (the event was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic).

Nadal has two Wimbledon titles, but the most recent came 11 years ago. He is the third betting favorite at +700 at PointsBet along with Tsitsipas. Nadal is the fourth betting favorite at +800 at BetMGM behind Djokovic, Federer and Medvedev.

Federer has won the event eight times, but the 39-year-old is still working his way back from knee surgery and withdrew from the French Open to focus his preparation on Wimbledon. He is being offered at +700 by PointsBet and +800 by DraftKings.

Djokovic on Sunday became the first player in the Open Era to win all four Grand Slams twice. He is also halfway to the calendar year Grand Slam.


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