With the French Open wrapped up, we now turn our attention to the 2017 Wimbledon that takes place in less than a month. We’ll obviously have a lot of the matches covered individually, but let's take a look at some future bets on the men's side before the tournament takes place. Of course, I try to go with some longer odds in hopes of cashing out big considering my money is tied up for a few weeks.
Here are five ATP players to consider betting on in the 2017 Wimbledon.
Milos Raonic - Milos Raonic has had a hit or miss season overall, but he did make the Wimbledon final last year and the semifinals in 2014. Raonic has won 73 percent of his matches in the Wimbledon, his second most successful grand slam so far for his career. Raonic will be a tough out as long as his second serve holds up and given his recent history in this tournament, he's worth a future bet at +1200.
Roger Federer - If you're looking for my Wimbledon winner, I'm going with Roger Federer. He's been playing great tennis verall and has made at least the semifinals in his last five grand slam appearances. Federer is also far more rested than anybody in the field given that he skipped the French Open to prepare himself for this tournament. Add to the fact Federer has at least made the final in 10 of his last 14 appearances at Wimbledon. Even with +275 odds, Federer is worth a big play.
Stan Wawrinka - We’re getting Stan Wawrinka with +2500 odds. Yes, Wawrinka isn't at his best on grass and has surpassed the fourth round of Wimbledon just twice in his career. However, were talking about a player who has has at least made the semifinals in five of his last seven grand slam appearances. Nothing with Wawrinka at this point is surprising, and with these odds, you'll give yourself a nice hedging opportunity in the later rounds.
Alexander Zverev Jr. - Speaking of hedging, we’re getting Alexander Zverev Jr. with +2000 odds. Yes, the same Zverev who has won three titles this season and has eight wins over top-10 players since last year. The only thing missing from the super talented kid is a grand slam run, as he's never made it out of the third round. A run is coming eventually and I want to profit when it does. So, I’ll have +2000 odds in my back pocket with a chance to hedge when/if the opportunity presents itself.
Andy Murray - The bottom line is there's a lot top players who don't have much success on grass, so the odds are heavily favoring Andy Murray and Federer in this tournament. If you play Fed, you might as well add Murray, who has made at least the quarterfinals of Wimbledon every year since 2008. Its his home grand slam, and he's going to do everything he can to win this title back-to-back seasons. It appears to be a two-man race with Novak Djokovic struggling to find his rhythm, and you're wise to have both guys on your card if looking to place some future bets before the tournament.