A great summer of sport continues with grand slam tennis action from Wimbledon. Check out our 2021 free Wimbledon Men’s Singles tips.
When Is Wimbledon 2021?
Wimbledon 2021 starts on June 28, with the men’s singles final scheduled to take place on Sunday 11 July.
Where Can I Watch Wimbledon 2021?
BBC is the place to watch Wimbledon 2021. While the BBC may have been forced to cut back on its coverage of lots of other sports, Wimbledon remains one of the channel’s flagship events. If the main channel isn’t covering the match you want to watch, press the red button to view more matches. If you can’t get to a TV, you can also listen to matches on Radio 5.
Will There Be Fans At Wimbledon 2021?
Yes, there will be fans at Wimbledon 2021. Tickets are limited for most matches, but both the men’s singles and women’s singles finals will have capacity crowds, as part of the Covid-19 testing scheme to get crowds back watching live sporting events.
Last Ten Wimbledon Men’s Singles Winners
There was no Wimbledon in 2020, but we can only dream of a repeat of the 2019 final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. The match was the longest in men’s singles final history, and it was eventually won on a fifth set tie-break after the pair were tied at 12-12 in the deciding set.
2019 – Novak Djokovic
2018 – Novak Djokovic
2017 – Roger Federer
2016 – Andy Murray
2015 – Novak Djokovic
2014 – Novak Djokovic
2013 – Andy Murray
1012 – Roger Federer
2011 – Novak Djokovic
2010 – Rafa Nadal
Who Is The Favourite For The Wimbledon Mens Singles 2021?
Five-time Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic is the favourite to win the 2021 Wimbledon men’s singles title. Most bookmakers are offering either 5/6 (1.83) or 4/5 (1.80), while 17/20 (1.85) was available in a place at the time of writing.
Daniil Medvedev is the 7/1 second favourite with most sportsbooks, while Stefanos Tsitsipas is readily available at 8/1 after finishing runner-up at the French Open.
Eight-time Wimbledon winner Roger Federer is available at up to 12/1, with recent Queen’s winner Matteo Berrettini at 12/1 and Alexander Zverev at 16/1. It’s then 40/1 bar the first six in the market.
Rafa Nadal and Dominic Thiem are notable absentees from Wimbledon 2021.
Wimbledon First Quarter Betting 2021
Novak Djokovic is a top-priced 2/7 to win the first quarter of the men’s singles. The draw has been kind to the world number one and, if you’re trying to take him on, you do so in the hope that he’s mentally drained or unmotivated after winning a gruelling French Open.
But Djokovic should be able to get his feel for the hallowed Wimbledon turf in an opening match against English wildcard Jack Draper. Even a second-round match against big-serving South African Kevin Anderson should hold no terrors. Anderson once won the first two sets against Djokovic at Wimbledon, but he’s no longer even in the top 100 in the world rankings.
Fifth seed Andrey Rublev is Djokovic’s most likely quarterfinal opponent, but the 24-year-old has failed to get past the second round at Wimbledon so far in his career.
Wimbledon Second Quarter Betting
The winner of the second quarter is likely to earn a semi-final against Djokovic and it’s no surprise to see recent French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas installed as the 7/4 favourite to reach the semi-finals. But the Greek player’s best performance in three visits was reaching the fourth round, and he’s also endured two first-round exits.
Tenth seed Denis Shapalov has an even worse record, so a chance is taken on ageing Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut at 10/1. Other notables include improving Alex de Minaur, while it will be interesting to see whether the Wimbledon crowds cany lift former champion Andy Murray back to something like his best form.
Wimbledon Third Quarter Betting
It’s no surprise to see Matteo Berrettini as favourite for the third quarter and, if the Italian serves as well as he did at Queen’s, he’s going to be tough to beat. He made the fourth round here in 2018 and has improved since, while main opponent Alexander Zverev has yet to get past the same stage in five attempts.
But the third quarter does have a couple of potential pitfalls in the shape of John Isner and Nick Kyrgios, who are both capable of upsetting higher-ranked players on grass.
Wimbledon Fourth Quarter Betting
World number two Daniil Medvedev is favourite to win the fourth quarter but, while he won his first grass court title in Majorca last week, the bookies may have overreacted to that success. Medvedev also posted his best performance on clay at this year’s French Open, but he’s going to need to up his game plenty to improve on his best Wimbledon performance of reaching the third round.
Leonard Struff beat Medvedev on grass in Halle recently and could end the Russian’s dreams as early as the first round. Marin Cilic and Grigor Dimitrov could also cause problems for the world number two.
Sam Querrey and Cameron Norrie could also go well but it’s Roger Federer that is fancied to step up his game now he returns to his favourite surface. The Swiss may not be the player he once was, but you can forget his early exit at the French Open, as his ageing legs hate the long rallies that are the norm on clay.
It’s hard to believe that Federer isn’t favourite to win the fourth quarter and, despite him not having much recent match practice, he’s still fancied to roll back the years one more time with the chance of playing Djokovic in another Wimbledon final being the reward.
Who Will Win The Wimbledon Mens Singles 2021?
Novak Djokovic failed to follow up at Wimbledon the last time he won the French Open but, after achieving his Grand Slam on that occasion, he needed time to readjust and find his motivation again. Since finding that motivation again a few years ago after the birth of his son, Djokovic looks likely to press on at full pace until he wins more grand slams than any other make player.
If that’s the case, there are few players in this year’s Wimbledon field that have the skillet to trouble the five-time champion. Djokovic may be odds-on, but his price should be nearer 1/2 (1.50) than 5/6. Hopefully, he’ll play Federer in another memorable final, but Djokovic is fancied to comfortably take the title.
Free Wimbledon Mens Singles Tips 2021