Wimbledon Betting Tips – 16th July 2017
We always knew that men’s quarter-final day at Wimbledon was going to be dramatic but nobody could have predicted just how enthralling the action would be.
We had two five set matches, a couple of injuries and a Roger Federer masterclass.
So, we felt now was a good time to have a quick look at the four men who’ve made it to the semis and see if we can secure some profit from the end of a truly thrilling tournament.
Top Betting Tips
If you’ve not already placed a bet on Federer to win Wimbledon it may feel a little as though the ship has sailed. But the simple truth is, it is surely better to back him at this late stage than not at all.
The Swiss are firing on all cylinders and when that happens there’s not a player in the world who can match him on the grass court. The 4/11 that Sky Bet are quoting still looks a decent price given how imperious he’s been already.
As for the other half of the draw, this is a wonderful opportunity for Cilic and Querrey.
They are through to the semis on merit and we’re going to be treated to a proper grass court tennis match. And, while Cilic is the favourite, Querrey’s form and stomach for the fight make him a tempting bet to make the final at 5/2 with Bet365.
Roger Federer (4/11 with Sky Bet)
Roger Federer went into Wimbledon as the tentative bookies’ favourite but there were questions about whether he’d be able to cut the mustard at the age of 35.
The Swiss has answered those questions in emphatic style.
There can be no doubt that Federer is playing as well in Wimbledon 2017 as ever before. His serve is rock solid, his backhand a thing of beauty and the way he controls points makes his game look effortless.
If Federer was nervous ahead of a rematch with the man who knocked him out of Wimbledon last year, Milos Raonic, it certainly didn’t show. He outclassed the Canadian and with the exits of Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal he is now the clear favourite to win Wimbledon for an amazing eighth time.
Marin Cilic (17/4 with Boylesports)
Marin Cilic was seen by many as the player outside of the big four with the best chance of winning Wimbledon and the Croatian is fully deserving of his place in the semi-finals.
Cilic didn’t even drop a set in his first four matches but had to grind it out in the quarter-finals against Rafa Nadal’s conqueror, Gilles Muller. Cilic’s game is perfect for grass court tennis with his big serve and proficiency at the net.
Tomas Berdych (14/1 with Betfair)
Tomas Berdych must rue his luck at times. The 31-year-old would surely have won a Grand Slam were it not for the presence of four of the best players of all time throughout his career.
As it stands, the Czech has made the semi-final of each of tennis’ four biggest events and the final of Wimbledon in 2010 when he lost in straight sets to Rafa Nadal.
He’s had a fair amount of luck to get to the semis given that Novak Djokovic pulled out of their quarter-final because of an injury but he impressed in five sets against Dominic Thiem.
Sam Querrey (20/1 with Bet365)
British sports fans may not have enjoyed the spectacle of Andy Murray hobbling around Centre Court on Wednesday afternoon but Sam Querrey was never going to show any mercy.
The 29-year-old took full advantage to become the first American man to reach the semi-final of a Grand Slam since Andy Roddick.
Querrey may lack the calibre of the other three men in the semis but he’s improved considerably and you’ve got to hand it to his fitness given that he’s been playing doubles in addition to three five-setters in the men’s draw.