Wimbledon 2021 – Can The Rising Stars Overtake Djokovic?

  • Novak Djokovic is the -115 betting favorite to win Wimbledon in what would be his third major victory of the year.
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (+550) and Daniil Medvedev (+600) are listed as Djokovic’s biggest threats.
  • Roger Federer has +800 odds to build on his record for most Wimbledon wins of all time.

LONDON – The 2021 Wimbledon Championships are set to start on June 28 and run through July 11. The odds suggest there are five competitors with a much better chance to win compared to the rest of the field.

The story of the tournament may be whether the new-age stars can beat out the established veterans.

Men's Wimbledon 2021 Winner Odds

  • Novak Djokovic -115
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas +550
  • Daniil Medvedev +600
  • Roger Federer +800
  • Alexander Zverev +1200

The Established Stars

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from Wimbledon which leaves Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the last of the “Big 3” to win the event. Djokovic is the consensus No. 1 player in the world, reigning Wimbledon champion and has won each of the last two major events as well.

Unsurprisingly, Djokovic is the betting favorite.

Federer has the most Wimbledon wins of all time but hasn’t won a major event since 2018. He also has won at Wimbledon just once since 2013 and has overall struggled against the top-level competition.

Online gambling fans can find Federer as the fourth betting option, behind a couple of the up-and-coming stars.

The New-Age Rising Stars

Tennis is in a weird spot right now where the Big 3 still largely dominates, but a couple of young up-and-comers are competitive in most of the bigger tournaments. Tennis gambling sites list Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev among the favorites and are all 25-years-old or younger.

The question remains as to if these young players can win a major yet or if they will be forced to keep waiting for the established Nadal, Djokovic and Federer to fizzle out of the scene.

Stefanos Tsitsipas (+550)

Of the trio, Tsitsipas seems to be the best, despite being the youngest at just 22-years-old. He was just in the finals of the French Open against Djokovic and took home the first two sets before dropping the final three.

However, he is noticeably weaker on grass in comparison to other surfaces over the course of his career but is in great form after nearly winning the French Open. He may be the future face of tennis, but there are reasonable doubts about his performance heading into Wimbledon.

Daniil Medvedev (+600)

Medvedev might be the best bet, aside from Djokovic, in the tournament. He is ranked No. 2 in the world and has claimed that he likes playing on grass which bodes well moving into this event.

He has had the most success out of any of the younger players as he has made the finals in two different majors despite not being able to emerge with a win. Sports bettors may want to take a deeper look into Medvedev as a potential winner.

Alexander Zverev (+1200)

Zverev may just be a little behind the rest of the pack. The talent is there and he has been rapidly improving over the last two or three years, but just seems to be a bit more inconsistent. Given his betting odds, he may be worth a sprinkle of a play but bettors shouldn’t necessarily feel confident in his ability to win Wimbledon.

The Verdict

Djokovic could very well be on a different level than the rest of the world right now. He has the potential to win the season Grand Slam this year and a win at Wimbledon would put him just one step away from doing so.

Aside from him, Federer is just a bit too past his prime, Tsitsipas has a bad record on grass and Zverev is just a minor step below the rest of the competition.

That leaves Medvedev as the biggest threat to take down Djokovic. It’s extremely possible and the sports betting odds are forgiving enough that it’s arguably worth the risk regardless of if he wins or not.