Wimbledon 2021 Tips, Predictions & Preview

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Wimbledon Tips

Novak Djokovic attempts to keep his Calendar Year Grand Slam dream alive in the men’s field, while the likes of Ashleigh Barty and Serena Williams battle it out on the women’s side at Wimbledon 2021 from June 28 to July 11.

Wimbledon Tips, Predictions & Preview

Expert tips, predictions and daily best bets for Wimbledon, live from the All England Club in London between June 28 and July 11.


Who will win Wimbledon in 2021?


Today’s Best Wimbledon Tips

Our tennis expert will release his Wimbledon best bets for every day of the tournament. Make sure to check this page daily for his predictions and analysis.

Results

Day 1: Denis Kudla to beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina at $1.91 ✅
Day 1: Su-Wei Hsieh to win 7.5 games or more vs Iga Swiatek at $1.80 ✅
Day 2: Shelby Rogers vs Sam Stosur under 18.5 games at $1.80 ❌ (Rogers had two match points at 6-1 5-4, 40-15 but ended up winning in three sets)
Day 3: Sam Querrey to beat Pablo Carreno Busta at $1.90 ✅
Day 3: Andy Murray to beat Oscar Otte 3-0 at $3.00 ❌ (Murray won 3-2)
Day 3: Denis Kudla to beat Andreas Seppi & both players to win a set at $2.75 ❌ (Kudla won 3-0)
Day 4: Roger Federer to beat Richard Gasquet 3-0 at $2.30
Day 4: Sam Querrey to beat James Duckworth 3-0 at $3.10 ❌ (Duckworth won in four)
Day 4: Alexander Bublik to beat Grigor Dimitrov at $2.25
Day 4: Daria Kasatkina to beat Jelena Ostapenko at $2.60 ❌ (Ostapenko won 8-6 in the third)
Day 5: Madison Keys to beat Elise Mertens at $1.91 ✅
Day 5: Sebastian Korda to beat Dan Evans at $1.95 ✅
Day 7: Elena Rybakina to beat Aryna Sabalenka at $2.45 ❌ (Sabalenka won 6-3 4-6 6-3)
Day 7: Matteo Berrettini to beat Ilya Ivashka 3-0 at $2.05
Day 9: Matteo Berrettini to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 3-0 at $2.45 ❌ (Berrettini won 6-3 5-7 7-5 6-3)
Day 9: Novak Djokovic to beat Marton Fucsovics & over 28.5 games at $1.90 ✅
Day 10: Angelique Kerber to beat Ash Barty at $3.00 ❌ (Barty won 6-3 7-6)
Day 10: Karolina Pliskova to beat Aryna Sabalenka at $2.83
Day 11: Matteo Berrettini to beat Hubert Hurkacz & both players to win a set at $2.50 ✅
Day 11: Novak Djokovic to beat Denis Shapovalov & over 31.5 games at $2.10 ✅
Day 12: Ashleigh Barty to beat Karolina Pliskova 2-1 at $4.20 ✅

Best Bets: Men’s Final | Sunday July 13

Novak Djokovic to beat Matteo Berrettini 3-0 at $2.30 with Sportsbet

Djokovic is one win away from securing his third major of 2021 and keeping his Calendar Year Grand Slam dream alive when he faces Berrettini in the Wimbledon final on Sunday.

The World No. 1 has been flawless since dropping his opening set of the tournament to Jack Draper, winning his last 18 sets en route to another Wimbledon showpiece.

Djokovic has now won 20 consecutive matches at Wimbledon and has looked as unstoppable as ever over the last fortnight at SW19.

The Serbian has faced defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev in his Roland Garros and Australian Open title triumphs already this season and now will aim to add Berrettini to the list at The Championships.

Berrettini has been on fire since transitioning onto the grass, picking up the Queen’s Club title before advancing to his first Grand Slam final, coming into this clash on the back of an 11-match winning streak.

The Italian has been serving out of a tree, firing down 101 aces throughout the tournament – 36 more than the next best player. His forehand and slice backhand have also been sensational.

However, the problem now for Berrettini is that he’s facing the best returner – and best overall player – in the world.

Djokovic’s return is incredible and will likely get the edge over Berrettini’s serving in the crunch moments.

Experience is also a major factor – Djokovic has played in 30 Grand Slam finals and won 19 of them, while Berrettini has never been in this position before.

Berrettini can potentially keep this somewhat close if he serves at his best and keeps it together mentally, but Djokovic is quite simply a different beast to the calibre of opponents he’s been beating on grass over the last month.

I expect one – maybe two – close sets, but Djokovic should be too strong in the pressure moments, just like he was against Denis Shapovalov in the semis.

Djokovic has been the overwhelming favourite throughout the tournament and he should cap a fantastic fortnight by taking home the Wimbledon title and equalling Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 slams.


Wimbledon Daily Multi Tips

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Wimbledon Seeds

Men’s singles

  • 1. Novak Djokovic
  • 2. Daniil Medvedev
  • 3. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • 4. Dominic Thiem
  • 5. Alexander Zverev
  • 6. Andrey Rublev
  • 7. Roger Federer
  • 8. Matteo Berrettini
  • 9. Roberto Bautista Agut
  • 10. Diego Schwartzman
  • 11. Denis Shapovalov
  • 12. Pablo Carreno Busta
  • 13. Casper Ruud
  • 14. Gael Monfils
  • 15. Hubert Hurkacz
  • 16. Alex de Minaur
  • 17. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • 18. Cristian Garin
  • 19. Grigor Dimitrov
  • 20. Jannik Sinner
  • 21. Aslan Karatsev
  • 22. Ugo Humbert
  • 23. Daniel Evans
  • 24. Nikoloz Basilashvili
  • 25. Karen Khachanov
  • 26. Lorenzo Sonego
  • 27. Fabio Fognini
  • 28. Reilly Opelka
  • 29. John Isner
  • 30. Cameron Norrie
  • 31. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • 32. Borna Coric

Women’s singles

  • 1. Ashleigh Barty
  • 2. Simona Halep
  • 3. Aryna Sabalenka
  • 4. Elina Svitolina
  • 5. Sofia Kenin
  • 6. Bianca Andreescu
  • 7. Serena Williams
  • 8. Iga Swiatek
  • 9. Karolina Pliskova
  • 10. Belinda Bencic
  • 11. Petra Kvitova
  • 12. Garbine Muguruza
  • 13. Victoria Azarenka
  • 14. Jennifer Brady
  • 15. Elise Mertens
  • 16. Barbora Krejcikova
  • 17. Maria Sakkari
  • 18. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  • 19. Kiki Bertens
  • 20. Elena Rybakina
  • 21. Karolina Muchova
  • 22. Coco Gauff
  • 23. Ons Jabeur
  • 24. Jessica Pegula
  • 25. Madison Keys
  • 26. Anett Kontaveit
  • 27. Angelique Kerber
  • 28. Petra Martic
  • 29. Johanna Konta
  • 30. Alison Riske
  • 31. Veronika Kudermetova
  • 32. Paula Badosa

Wimbledon Tips & Predictions (men)

Who will win men’s Wimbledon in 2021?

It’s set to be a massive fortnight for Novak Djokovic, who can draw level with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on 20 Grand Slam singles titles if he can emerge triumphant at Wimbledon.

With Nadal withdrawing, Federer well into the twilight of his career and the young guns yet to prove themselves at slams, this is once again Djokovic’s slam to lose.

The World No. 1 swept aside the competition to capture the Australian Open and Roland Garros titles this year and can stay on track for a historic Calendar Year Grand Slam by winning Wimbledon for what would be the sixth time.

It’s basically impossible to back against Djokovic. He’s won 27 of his 30 matches this year and has won the Wimbledon title in four of the last six editions.

Who can stop the Serbian?

Federer was the King of Wimbledon, but the Swiss legend will be 40 in August and it’s highly unlikely he will be able to last seven best of five set matches over the course of two weeks – especially with his limited matches over the last couple of years and recent withdrawal midway through the tournament at the French Open.

Stefanos Tsitsipas is the most likely. The Greek made his first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros and took the first two sets off Djokovic before eventually falling in five.

Tsitsipas has an all-court game and has proven he can make life difficult for Djokovic – but sustaining that quality for five sets is the issue. He’s getting closer, but when push comes to shove, Djokovic can’t be knocked down.

Daniil Medvedev is the World No. 2 and capable of beating anyone on hardcourt, but he is yet to really flourish on natural surfaces. The Russian did well to make the quarter-finals at Roland Garros, but he’s never been past the third round at Wimbledon.

In saying that, Medvedev has the game to excel on the lawns and has the experience of making two major finals. If he can make the second week with minimal fuss, Medvedev is someone to watch.

Alexander Zverev is always in the conversation and has beaten Djokovic before, but he is yet to go beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon in five previous appearances and lost his only lead-in match on grass. Zverev seems like a safe bet for the second week, but from there he is unproven.

Matteo Berrettini recently won the title at Queen’s Club and has been dangerous all season – the Italian is certainly someone to keep an eye on, as are young guns Jannik Sinner and Denis Shapovalov.

Marin Cilic at $71 is also worth monitoring – the Croatian hasn’t been at his best for a while now, but he did win a grass-court tournament in Stuttgart in the lead-in over Felix Auger-Aliassime and has been a Wimbledon finalist in the past.

But overall, Djokovic is the man to beat once again. He hasn’t lost a completed match at Wimbledon since 2016, and until proven otherwise, he’s the overwhelming favourite to land a sixth Wimbledon crown.


Wimbledon Tips & Predictions (women)

Who will win women’s Wimbledon in 2021?

While the men’s field is a one-horse race, the women’s draw is once again wide open and full of unpredictability.

Who would have picked Barbora Krejcikova to have won the French Open a few weeks ago? It’s an absolute lottery correctly tipping a women’s slam champion these days, but that also means we can get some massive value.

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty is the favourite with the bookies, but she was forced to retire at the French Open with injury and won’t have played any matches on grass in the lead-up to the tournament. Not exactly the ideal preparation or a form line that justifies favouritism.

Serena Williams also doesn’t appear worthy of her second favouritism. The legendary American has won seven Wimbledon titles, but she hasn’t claimed a major title since the 2017 Australian Open.

However, on the flip side, Serena hasn’t lost before the final at Wimbledon since 2014, winning in 2015 and 2016 and finishing runner-up in 2018 and 2019. A lot depends on the draw – Serena needs to build up some confidence over the first week, but her form over the last couple of seasons doesn’t indicate a slam triumph at 39 years of age.

Defending champion Simona Halep hasn’t played for a couple of months as she battles a calf injury. The Romanian pulled out of the French Open and was forced to withdraw from lead-in events on grass. If Halep competes, she won’t have played a match since retiring in Rome.

Aryna Sabalenka has been on the brink of breaking through at a slam for a while now, but she has only ever won one match at Wimbledon in three previous appearances and lost to Madison Keys at the German Open in the lead-in. Not much to go off there.

Garbine Muguruza looks a decent shot out of all the leading contenders. The former World No. 1 won Wimbledon in 2017 and was also a runner-up in 2015, so she’s used to going deep at The Championships.

Additionally, Muguruza has experienced a career resurgence over the last couple of years and was an Australian Open finalist last year. The Spaniard was battling injury issues in the lead-up to the French Open, where she was bounced in the opening round, but she’s had time to build up her match fitness and made the quarter-finals in Berlin, earning a good win over Elena Rybakina before falling in the quarter-finals in a final set tiebreak to an on-fire Alize Cornet.

Muguruza has the booming serve and explosive groundstrokes to do damage on grass and is almost unstoppable at her best. If Muguruza can survive the first week, it’s going to take a huge performance to stop her.

Teenage sensation Cori Gauff is also rising swiftly and coming off a quarter-final showing at the French Open. The 17-year-old made worldwide headlines as she conquered Venus Williams to make the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2019 at just 15 years of age and is certainly capable of going deep with added experience at this level. Again, a lot depends on the draw and how it opens up in certain areas.

In terms of value, we’ll be focusing on Daria Kasatkina and Ons Jabeur. We were looking at Johanna Konta, but the former Wimbledon semi-finalist was forced into withdrawing on the eve of the tournament. Kasatkina has returned to form in 2021 and has won two WTA titles already this season, while she was in good form in the grass in the lead-up, making the final in Birmingham and beating Iga Swiatek en route to the quarter-finals in Eastbourne. Kasatkina is also a former quarter-finalist at Wimbledon, where she beat current top seed Barty to make the last eight in 2018. Jabeur meanwhile has elevated her game over the last couple of years, making the quarter-finals of the Australian Open last year and winning her maiden title on grass in Birmingham.

Really, anyone of about 30 women could win Wimbledon this year. Barty and Serena are favourites with the bookies, but they don’t offer enough value considering one is injured and the other is 39 years old and without a slam since 2017.

Muguruza is decent value and will be tough to beat if she makes the second week, Gauff is on the brink of a major breakthrough and already has history at Wimbledon, while Kasatkina has re-discovered her best form this season and has some momentum and grass court pedigree heading into The Championships. They are the three players we’ll be backing at Wimbledon 2021.

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