How the Bookies See it
- Tournament Winner: Murray 8/11, Federer 11/4, Milos Raonic 7/1, Marin Cilic 20/1 - William Hill
- Sam Querrey v Raonic: Raonic 3/10, Querrey 5/2 - Ladbrokes
- Federer v Cilic: Federer 4/11, Cilic 11/5 - 888Sport
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v Murray: Murray 1/10, Tsonga 6/1 - BetVictor
- Tomas Berdych v Lucas Pouille: Berdych 1/4, Pouille 3/1 - Bet365
- Querrey made the headlines with his shock victory over Djokovic on Saturday and deserves great credit for following that up with a straight-sets win over Nicolas Mahut in the fourth round. Raonic came back from two sets down for the first time in his career to get the better of David Goffin and extend his fine run, having also reached the Queen’s Club final.
- Federer notched his fourth consecutive straight-sets win in his victory over Steve Johnson. Ninth seed Cilic has dropped just one set and advanced to the quarter-finals when his fourth-round opponent Kei Nishikori retired due to injury. Cilic has only beaten Federer once in six previous meetings, but that did come in a Grand Slam on the Croatian’s way to winning the 2014 US Open.
- While Murray’s four matches so far have all been three sets and lasted about an hour and three-quarters, Tsonga’s passage through the draw has gone from one extreme to another. He beat John Isner 19-17 in the fifth over the weekend, before Richard Gasquet retired just six games into their quarter-final.
Murray has looked imperious so far at Wimbledon and barely broke a sweat in his victory over Nick Kyrgios, who had been expected to provide a stern test of the Scot’s title credentials. Even though Tsonga is a class act, another straight-sets victory for Murray can be backed at 4/5 with Ladbrokes and that looks to be a good punt.
Federer is also a strong favourite to win his quarter-final against Cilic and seems to be as comfortable on grass as ever, showing no signs of the injury and poor form which have disrupted the early part of his 2016 season. Cilic has done very little all year himself to suggest that another major title is on the cards, but is a threat to anyone on his day and should stretch Federer. While it would be hard to go against Federer winning the match, a close contest is likely and odds of 2/1 with Coral on a first-set tie-break are appealing.
Querrey’s match against Raonic could be jam-packed with tie-breaks as two of the biggest servers in the world go head to head, which could present a good opportunity for live betting if you wait to see who gets their nose in front. Querrey is certainly capable of beating anyone, as he showed by knocking out Djokovic, but Raonic looks ready to make a significant breakthrough. Backing Raonic, Federer and Murray as separate singles may not offer much of a reward, but by combining the three outcomes into a Treble and perhaps going for a Murray 3-0 win, it suddenly becomes much more enticing.
- Sports.net’s top tip - A treble on:
Milos Raonic to beat Sam Querrey at 4/11
Roger Federer to beat Marin Cilic at 1/3
Andy Murray to win 3-0 against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at 4/5
2.27/1 at Sky Bet
Please note, odds are likely to fluctuate in the run-up to matches