Felix Auger Aliassime, Marin Cilic Lead Favorites To Take In Wimbledon

Breaking Down Wimbledon Favorites: Who To Bet, Who To Skip

Felix Auger Aliassime has +1100 odds to win the men’s Wimbledon.
Marin Cilic has +2000 odds and has been to three quarterfinals since 2014.

LONDON – While there is one heavy favorite in Novak Djokovic at the top of the Wimbledon odds board, there is value to be made in other bets.

Felix Auger Aliassime and Marin Cilic have both made strong Wimbledon runs in the past.

Wimbledon 2022 Odds To Win

Novak Djokovic -130
Rafael Nadal +600
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia +650
Matteo Berrettini +700
Felix Auger Aliassime +1100
Nick Kyrgios +1800
Stefanos Tsitsipas +1800
Hubert Hurkacz +2000
Marin Cilic +2000
Andy Murray +3300

Marin Cilic

Cilic is a name not to be forgotten as he makes the most of his Wimbledon appearances with four of his last seven Wimbledon runs seeing a quarterfinals appearance or beyond. He has also gained tons of valuable experience in Wimbledon since 2012.

One of the most crucial things about Wimbledon though is that it is played on a grass-court where Cilic has a clear advantage. Cilic has posted a 71-27 record when playing matches on a grass-court.

Felix Auger Aliassime

Felix Auger Aliassime is another player to watch as he shines in tennis majors having gone to the quarterfinals in three of the last four majors that he’s played in. He is also somewhat of a maestro when playing on grass with a 16-6 record over his career.

Wimbledon oddsmakers have taken note of his success and have adjusted his odds accordingly. He opened up with sportsbooks giving him +3300 odds to win before shifting down to +1100. Even at +3300 though, these odds are cut in half from where he opened up on last year’s Wimbledon odds at +6600.

Players To Avoid

Nick Kyrgios

While there might be some betting appeal in taking Nick Kyrgios’ odds, there is enough going into avoiding his odds. First off, he has struggled in Wimbledon, having not made it beyond the third round since 2016.

Despite being up with the favorites, he does not have the wins to back them up. Looking back at his last 10 wins in singles matches, six of them have come against players ranked 35 or higher.

Daniel Altmaier (66)
Jiri Lehecka (77)
Márton Fucsovics (58)
Mackenzie McDonald (53)
Tommy Paul (35)
Adrian Mannarino (72).

With Wimbledon hosting the best of the best in the sport, Kyrgios could struggle from the competition alone.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

There is no taking away that Stefanos Tsitsipas has what it takes to win a tennis major, but Wimbledon is not it as he plays the worst here compared to the other three majors. In his career Wimbledon matches, he posts just a 43%-win percentage. Looking at the other majors, he has 77% at the Australian Open, 75% at the French open, and 56% at the US Open.

He has also slowed down in his recent tournaments having been eliminated in the first round over his last two tournaments. A grass-court also plays a role in his game having gone 12-9 overall on grass courts.

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