- Novak Djokovic (-125) is the favorite to capture his seventh-career Wimbledon title
- Rafael Nadal (+700) may not compete in the grass-court major if his ailing foot doesn’t respond to treatment
- Russian and Belarussian are banned from competing at this year’s tournament, which gets underway on Monday, June 27
Rafael Nadal picked up his 14th French Open championship and record 22nd Grand Slam title in Roland Garros, but it’s his rival Novak Djokovic who is atop the 2022 Wimbledon Betting Odds as a -120 favorite to claim his seventh-career title at the All England Club.
As both men switch out their clay-court shoes for grass-court ones, let’s check the latest odds for tennis’ third major of the season. Here’s also where you can find the top tennis betting sites in 2022.
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Can Djokovic rebound?
Novak Djokovic (-120) claimed his third-consecutive Wimbledon championship last year, tying Nadal and Roger Federer with 20 career major titles. However, it’s been all downhill since. The Serbian essentially handed Nadal the 2022 Australian Open championship on a silver platter by refusing to vaccinate. Then, at the French Open, he blew a 5-2 lead in the fourth set to lose a quarter-final thriller to the Spaniard.
The 35-year-old now trails his bitter rival by two Grand Slam titles, but only two men in tennis history have been more dominant at the All England Club. With a tournament victory this July, Djokovic could equal U.S. tennis great Pete Sampras with his seventh Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy and sit just one back of Federer’s eight.
King of Clay x 14 👑@RafaelNadal remains undefeated in Paris finals, conquering Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 for a 14th title#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/GctcC17Ah8
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 5, 2022
Will Nadal play?
Following his latest triumph in Paris, Rafael Nadal (+700) has claimed back-to-back major titles for the first time since 2010 and has a chance to become the first player since Rod Laver in 1969 to accomplish the coveted calendar-year Grand Slam.
Still, it’s wise to hold off on placing any wagers on the two-time Wimbledon champion for the time being. While he’ll no doubt do everything he can to be ready for the event he missed last year, the 36-year-old said he won’t play if he continues to need anesthetic injections to numb his chronic foot pain.
Wimbledon made a controversial decision to ban Russian and Belarussian players because of the invasion of Ukraine – and this year’s tournament will be played without ‘ranking points’ after a retaliation by the ATP and WTA. Most consequently, the decision means that new world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev is barred from competing at this year’s event.
In addition to the absences of Medvedev and possibly Nadal, Alexander Zverev (+2000) is likely to miss the grass-court major after tearing several ankle ligaments in his semi-final loss to Nadal at Roland Garros.
🇪🇸 Rafa Nadal: 22 Grand Slams
🇷🇸 Novak Djokovic: 20 Grand Slams
Two great champions of the Open era – but who is leading the tennis GOAT debate? 🤔📊@RafaelNadal | @DjokerNole
— Eurosport (@eurosport) June 6, 2022
Other notable names
Carlos Alcaraz (+550) was the hottest name in tennis heading into Paris after defeating Nadal, Djokovic and Zverev during his Madrid Open title run. The 19-year-old lost to Zverev in the quarter-final in Roland Garros and while he should improve on his Wimbledon performance from last year (second-round loss to Medvedev), the young Spaniard is probably overvalued at his current odds.
Felix Auger Aliassime (+1400) dropped a five-set battle to Nadal in the French Open quarter-finals. The Canadian also reached the quarters at the All England Club in 2021 before losing to finalist Matteo Berrettini. And he lost a semi-finals match against eventual champion Daniil Medvedev at last year’s US Open. Coached by Rafa’s uncle Toni Nadal, the 21-year-old could be poised to break through.
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