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Djokovic 5/1 to win Wimbledon! You cannot be serious

| 03.04.2011

It was a final of epic proportions, finally edged by the man who seems invincible this year and who knows what Novak Djokovic can go on to achieve.

While we could wax lyrical about last night’s Sony Ericsson Open final, we can no longer bet on it and so we look to the future, and the value that stands out among anything else is Djokovic’s Wimbledon odds.

Having defeated Rafael Nadal twice in two weeks and Roger Federer three times this year, punters can still find Djokovic available at 5/1 to win WImbledon, incredible value when you consider Andy Murray has the same Wimbledon odds.

Nadal remains the 11/8 favourite and with hardly anything separating the world number one and world number two in Miami, the two-time Wimbledon champion deserves his favouritism.

But Djokovic is massively overpriced and while April sees the start of the clay court season – not Djokovic’s favoured surface – the world number two’s imperious hard court form makes him a great Wimbledon bet.

Beating Nadal on the hard court is an achievement but beating the Spaniard on clay is nigh on impossible, and understandably Nadal is the 4/11 odds-on favourite to win his sixth French Open title.

Djokovic finds himself the 4/1 second favourite in the French Open betting and the man who is seemingly unbeatable will of course prove difficult to beat.

Djokovic’s seemingly invincibility makes him a frightening opponent for any player, and when the ATP Tour heads to Monte Carlo for the opening clay court tournament of the season on April 10th, it will be intriguing to see how Djokovic fares against Nadal on clay.

Djokovic is 50/1 to win all four Grand Slams in 2011, and on the basis of his current form, that doesn’t seem out of the question.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.