Wimbledon Up Next 🎾

We're just three days away from the Wimbledon draw, where Djokovic will go for title number 24 and a fifth straight win in London. Alcaraz is back at No. 1 overall, but the Serbian is the heavy betting favorite. I love tennis season 🙏 (3 min read)

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Wimbledon Next

Tennis season moves fast. Just a few weeks removed from this year’s historic French Open and the Wimbledon draw is right around the corner. Djokovic now sits alone at the top with 23 Major titles, and enters next week’s tournament as a pretty large favorite 👇

  • Novak Djokovic: -165

  • Carlos Alcaraz: +340

  • Jannik Sinner: +1600

  • Daniil Medvedev: +1800

  • Sebastian Korda, Alexander Zverev, Taylor Fritz: +2900

  • Nick Kyrgios: +3000

Carlos Alcaraz is yet again the world’s No. 1 player after his recent Queen’s Club title earlier this week and will get the top overall seed in London. He beat Australia’s Alex de Minaur in straight sets, but the highlight of the match was definitely this point 🥵

Considering Alcaraz and Novak were the two major favorites just a few weeks ago at Roland Garros, it’s interesting to see Carlos’ odds so far behind. The Queen’s Club win was the young Spaniards first career title on a grass surface, while Novak has won Wimbledon seven times, and four times in a row. Djokovic is known for his dominance in Australia, but he certainly owns the London tournament as well 🐐

In the first heavily anticipated Major matchup of Djokovic vs Alcaraz in the semi-finals a few weeks back, Carlos cramped up in the third set and the match ultimately wound up being a disappointment. This time around, the two will be on opposite sides of the bracket and will hopefully see each other in the Finals 🏆

Pressure doesn’t get to Djokovic, but he’ll once again come to Wimbledon with a heavy burden on his shoulders. He’s already won the Australian and the French this season, and another Wimbledon title will give him a chance at a calendar slam at the US Open in August. Novak almost pulled it off in 2021, but fell short in New York vs Daniil Medvedev 😢

Last year’s Wimbledon tournament was the Nick Kyrgios story, whose finals run was one of the most entertaining stretches of the year. Expect him to bring his A game after missing both Majors this season, but keep an eye on the two Americans (Fritz & Korda) touted to make big runs 🇺🇸

Lastly, there’s always the heart-warming Andy Murray story. It feels like decades ago that he was one of the top players in the world, but it’s only been seven years since he won his second Wimbledon title. He looks healthy and is getting generous odds at +3100 🇬🇧

The draw for the men’s and women’s singles tournament will take place this Friday, and from there we’ll see who will need to beat who to make a run. The first round kicks off on Monday July 3rd, more to come next week 🎾

Trivia Question: Djokovic has won the last four Wimbledon’s against four different opponents. Can you name them all?

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Trivia Answer: Djokovic beat Kevin Anderson in 2018, Roger Federer in 2019, Matteo Berrettini in 2021 and Nick Kyrgios in 2022