The 2021 Wimbledon Championships will get underway on Monday, 28 June and World No.1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic is once again the overwhelming favourite to win the title for the sixth time in his glittering career.
After the Spaniard’s withdrawal and Federer’s recent slump in form, there are no visible and apparent threats for Djokovic on the way to his sixth-Wimbledon title.
As reported by CBSsports, William Hill Sportsbook lists Djokovic as the betting favorite to win on the men’s side, with 2021 Wimbledon odds of -110. Eight-time champion, Federer is a big-name challenger in the 2021 Wimbledon bracket at +800. World No.2 Daniil Medvedev and Greek sensation, Stefanos Tsitsipas are tied for the second-best odds at +600.
Meanwhile, Sean Calvert a renowned handicapper who once picked Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka to win the 2014 Australian Open isn’t betting his money on Federer this time at Wimbledon. Calvert also nailed the prediction of Dominic Thiem winning the Indians Wells event in 2018.
Federer’s recent slump a concern
Sharing his views on the 2021 Wimbledon, Calvert believes the Swiss maestro’s current struggles indicate that he won’t go far. In fact, he is avoiding Federer at this price, saying he “hasn’t shown anything like his old form in the matches he’s played so far in 2021.”
The 2021 Wimbledon draws are out and Federer will open his campaign against grass court veteran Adrian Mannarino. He might clash with Richard Gasquet too in the second round. However, his biggest threat is unlikely to come before the semifinals, where he will clash with Alexander Zverev or Matteo Berrettini. A repeat of 2019 Wimbledon finals is only likely to take place, if Federer makes the second Sunday of Wimbledon.