The biggest question entering Wimbledon is a simple one: Who can stop Novak Djokovic?
Simple to pose, but just about impossible to answer.
The No. 1 player on the planet is coming off a victory in the French Open, which is his second Grand Slam title in as many events in 2016, his fourth straight Grand Slam title overall and his fifth in the previous six slam events. At 29 years old, the Serbian maestro is playing the best tennis of his career and that makes life incredibly challenging for the rest of the field.
We have already seen one massive upset at Roland Garros this weekend and there is a strong possibility that we see a second in the French Open Sunday.
In the women’s final, No. 4-seeded Garbine Muguruza upset Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 to win her first Grand Slam title. On Sunday, the men take center stage and it will be No. 2 Andy Murray taking on top-seeded Novak Djokovic and it is the latter that is the convincing favorite at the sportsbook.
The dust has finally settled on the men’s draw at the Australian Open and it will be No. 2 Andy Murray seeking a little bit of revenge against No. 1 Novak Djokovic in this year’s final. Djokovic defeated Murray en route to his fifth Australian Open title when the two met in last year's championship.
It’s been a storybook tournament for Milos Raonic and Canadian tennis in general as the No. 13 seed became the first ever Canadian to reach the men’s semifinal of the Australian Open. Raonic still has a lot of work to do if he is to reach the final as No. 2 Andy Murray awaits.
In moneyline markets at online shop Bovada, Murray is -275 while Raonic is sitting at +220. OVER 3.5 sets is -200 while UNDER is presently +160.
The final four on the men’s side of the Australian Open features some big names and the futures board is reflective of just how close the remaining matchups could be as we approach the conclusion down under.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is still the favorite – as he was heading into the tournament – and is currently priced at -155 at online book 5Dimes. The Serb gets to face Roger Federer in the semis with the all time head-to-head record 22-22 between the two superstars.
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