Wimbledon 2017 Betting Predictions | Men's TournamentPublished July 13, 2017
The last time neither Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray nor Rafa Nadal won Wimbledon was 2002, but this year could be the best chance for that record to come to an end. Three of the ‘big four’ have been knocked out already, with the semi finals on the horizon, and only Federer remains, which will definitely affect bookmakers Wimbledon free bet offers. Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, Marin Cilic of Croatia and the USA’s Sam Querrey make up the line up.
Here are our Wimbledon men’s semi final betting tips…
Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych
Arguably the greatest male tennis player ever, Roger Federer is unique in so many ways. Aged 35, the Swiss is looking for his 19th Grand Slam title and his second this year after winning the Australian Open, years after history would tell you he should be well past his best and unable to compete for these kind of victories.
But his opponent, Berdych, is no stranger to this stage and beyond at SW19, having reached the final in 2010 where he lost to Nadal. He’ll be looking to go one further this time around, and will really fancy his chances if he can push past one of the greats. He’s already knocked out Djokovic, albeit by default after the Serb retired through injury, but he did win the first set in that match.
But Federer knows his job here, and should have few issues, even if he does drop a set. Our betting tip is a Federer win in four sets at 5/2 with a Betfair free bet.
Marin Cilic vs Sam Querrey
This is a game made completely on merit. First off, Querrey became the first American to reach this stage since Andy Roddick in 2009 by beating home favourite and current champion Andy Murray in the last round. While the Scot has been hampered by injury throughout the tournament, that takes nothing away from the magnitude of the victory for Querrey, who sits outside the top 20 in the rankings, especially considering he recovered from losing the first set.
Cilic is more accomplished, sitting 6th in the rankings. He did not quite have the mountainous task of a top five player to beat in the quarter finals, only the defeater of one. Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller put Nadal out earlier in the week in a five-set epic, which saw the decider won 15-13. Cilic then dispatched him and, looking at both players, should be favourite to reach the final.
Our betting tip here is a Cilic win in straight sets at 13/8 with a Paddy Power free bet.