Wimbledon 2018 Preview

Wimbledon 2018 Preview

Wimbledon 2018 – Men’s singles Preview

The Summer’s on its way meaning its nearly Wimbledon time once again. Rodger Federer walked to the title last year ,winning it without even dropping a set but can anyone stop the Swiss superstar. Here’s our picks to who we think can take the crown at the All England in July.

Rodger Federer – 7/4

Rodger Federer was full of emotion when he won his 20th grand slam title in January at the Australian Open and looks like he can play on forever. The Swiss ace turns 37 this year yet is still favourite for the tournament. Currently sitting 2nd in the World rankings, the oldest ever player to sit that high in the rankings since 1972, Federer still looks in great shape and would love to extend his Wimbledon record. In 2017 Federer took the French Open off in order to focus on Wimbledon so the tournament means a big deal to him and the Swiss superstar will ensure that he’s at his best come July in order to try retain his title. Last year Federer became just the 2nd player in the modern era to win a grand slam without dropping a set as he stormed to the Wimbledon title and looks set to take the crown once again.

Alexander Zverev – 12/1

The German has become one of the main threats to the title and is one of Tennis’ future stars. The German at just 20 years old has already won two ATP 1000 events in Canada and Rome last year beating Federer and Novak Djokovic in the finals respectively so has experience in winning tournaments and looks ready to make an impact in one of the big four.  An agile mover and a massive server Zverev has the potential to create a big impact on the tournament. Zverev currently ranks 8th in the under pressure rating so has the ability to win points when it matters and the World number 4 looks set to challenge for his first grand slam in the Summer.

Marin Cilic – 12/1

The Croatian is desperate to finally win his second grand slam of his career after just missing out on several occasions. The World number 3 reached the final last year before being beaten in straight sets by Rodger Federer and will be doing everything he can in order to go one step further this time around. He missed out to Federer again in January after defeat in the Australian Open Final so will be itching to get one over on the Swiss ace. Standing at 6’6, Cilic has the reach and can return at the highest level with a very high 2nd serve return speed which is always a danger to his opponents. The 2014 US Open Champion recently warned both Rafael Nadal and Rodger Federer about his intentions of closing in on the top 2 in the rankings and  a win at Wimbledon is sure to bring him much closer towards that goal.

Grigor Dimitrov – 22/1

The Bulgarian had a great end to 2017 winning both his first ATP 1000 event with victory in Cicinnati in August and victory in the ATP finals in London. Dimitrov looked like he was finally reaching his potential and was pushing towards making a major statement in 2018. However this year he hasn’t got off to the greatest of starts winning just 11 0f his 17 matches and only reaching the Quarter finals of the Australian Open after a defeat to the then rank 49 Kyle Edmound. The bulgarian hasn’t got past the round of 16 at Wimbledon since 2014 so will be desperate to improve his Wimbledon record. Dimitrov is now reaching the prime of his career and needs to build on the ATP finals win by making a big impact at a grand slam if he’s ever going to live up to his old nickname of ”Baby Fed”.