Men’s Singles Wimbledon 2019 Favorites and Sleepers
Colossal legacies are built on the grass of the All England Club. And while the clear favorites for this year’s Men’s Singles Wimbledon 2019 tournament are expected to turn up, play their best, and make a deep run, today Nitrogen Sports Blog takes a look at their rivals who are aiming to pull off surprises.
The favorites to win the 2019 Men’s Singles Wimbledon
As always, there are young tennis players to watch out for at the 2019 Wimbledon but it still is the veterans who are likely to dominate, and we’re going to discuss a couple of them in our breakdown of the favorites to win the men’s singles event in London.
Novak Djokovic (+160)
As the defending champion of the Wimbledon men’s singles tournament, Djokovic is definitely a man to watch in London. He’s in top form despite getting knocked out of the semifinals of the recently concluded French Open. The Serbian has two titles to date this year, including a triumph at the Australian Open last January.
Djokovic is the world number one in the ATP rankings and he is at his strongest when playing on the grass. Wimbledon is one of Djokovic’s favorite tournaments, having won four titles there.
The Serbian’s objective of winning all four Grand Slam trophies may not come to fruition this year, but getting his hands on more Grand Slam silverwares is no doubt on Djokovic’s mind.
Rafael Nadal (+550)
The Spaniard arrives at Wimbledon after having just won the Italian Open and the Rolland Garros. This was his 12th victory at the French Open, a momentous occasion that has helped prove once more that Nadal is one of the sport’s all-time best players.
In spite of this, there are some concerned with Nadal’s history of injuries, as well as the fact that the grass court is simply not his specialty. But, is the 2010 Wimbledon winner on too good of a streak to be stopped?
Men’s singles Wimbledon 2019 sleeper picks
Alexander Zverev (+1100)
Zverev could be the best bet outside of the group of Djokovic, Nadal, and Roger Federer. Zverev is having quite a year in which his performances have oscillated between brilliant and disappointing. The German is touted as the next great tennis champion but Grand Slam titles have eluded him so far and Zverev is yet to prove he can win a final against Federer or Nadal.
However, having engaged in tough duels have definitely boosted the youngster’s confidence. Wimbledon could be the place where Zverev’s career truly takes off, as he looks to make good on his early promises.
Milos Raonic (+1800)
He’s not a wonderkid anymore, but rather one of ATP’s most consistent performers. He’s had a decent year, securing a memorable victory against Zverev, at the Australian Open, along the way. Raonic is not the favorite to win the 2019 Wimbledon, but he has reached the tournament’s final before.
That considered, it will be interesting to see how well he fares in the 2019 edition of the world’s oldest tennis tournament.
Longshots to win at the All England Club
For the fresh faced Jack Draper to win the men’s singles trophy at Wimbledon would be nothing short of a miracle. With that being said, the 19-year-old British has a few things working in his favor. He will have the attendance’s support on his side. Draper is being spoken of as the next Andy Murray and Britain’s best chance of having another world-class player.
The youngster did very well to reach the boys’ singles finals last year. He lost in dramatic fashion, earning something of a reputation for his temper as well as his skills on the court. But the result was a significant one. Bjorn Borg and Roger Federer are among the previous winners, who went on to secure victory at senior level.
Novak Djokovic failed in his bid to win four Grand Slam titles after faltering at the 2019 French Open, but expect the Serbian to come out strong at the men’s singles Wimbledon 2019. After all, he is the reigning champion of the event.