Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer, Johanna Konta favourites to win titles, according to bookmakers

The first week of Wimbledon was relatively straightforward with few upsets or shocking results. The "Big Four" — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray — all found their groove in the opening few rounds and safely made it to the last-16. The only seeds who lost among the top 10 were Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori.

Roger Federer and Johanna Konta. AP

Roger Federer and Johanna Konta. AP

In the women's section too, eight of the top 10 seeds made the fourth round but the biggest upset of the tournament came when third seed Karolina Pliskova was knocked out by Magdalena Rybarikova. Pliskova was one of the leading favourites to win the title before Wimbledon had started. Dominika Cibulkova, seeded eighth, lost in the third round to Ana Konjuh.

Petra Kvitova's exit at the hands of Madison Brengle was another unexpected result, as many experts had the Czech ace clinching her third title at SW19 in their predictions.

Take a look at the odds from Betfair before the tournament started:

Men’s winner odds:

Federer 9/4

Nadal 4/1

Djokovic 6/1

Murray 6/1

Milos Raonic 18/1

Marin Cilic 18/1

Alexander Zverev 25/1

Wawrinka 33/1

Women's winner odds:

Kvitova 9/2

Pliskova 5/1

Johanna Konta 12/1

Garbine Muguruza 14/1

Venus Williams 14/1

Angelique Kerber 14/1

Simona Halep 14/1

Jelena Ostapenko 16/1

Since both Kvitova and Pliskova were ousted, Britain's Konta emerged as the favourite to lift the women's singles title. Her marathon win over Donna Vekic, 10-8 in the third set — the best match of Wimbledon 2017 so far, further cemented her case for the title. In the men's draw, Federer is still holding fort as the bookies' favourite despite struggling with a cold all week.

Take a look at the updated odds, as reported by Oddschecker:

Men’s winner odds:

Federer 5/2

Nadal 11/4

Djokovic 7/2

Murray 13/2

Cilic 16/1

Raonic 30/1

Zverev 35/1

Grigor Dimitrov 40/1

Women's winner odds:

Konta 5/1

CoCo Vandeweghe 8/1

Ostapenko 10/1

Venus 10/1

Halep 11/1

Kerber 10/1

Muguruza 14/1

Caroline Wozniacki 14/1

Dimitrov, who plays Federer in the fourth round, has leaped into contention thanks to the results of the first three rounds. The women's odds have undergone a sea change, and power-hitter Vandeweghe has the bookies' faith behind Konta. The American plays Wozniacki in the Round of 16 on Monday. French Open winner Ostapenko has continued to play fearless tennis and is the third-favourite.


Published Date: Jul 10, 2017 06:05 pm | Updated Date: Jul 10, 2017 06:05 pm


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