2021 Wimbledon Men’s Final Odds: Novak Djokovic Is the Heavy Favorite Over Matteo Berrettini
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Novak Djokovic has made his seventh Wimbledon final and he’s the overwhelming favorite to nab another trophy at the All England Club.
Djokovic opened as a -400 favorite to win his 20th Grand Slam, which would tie him with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as the most ever.
That line from BetMGM has since moved to -450 as of Friday afternoon.
No. 7 seeded Matteo Berrettini opened as a +300 underdog to pull off the biggest upset of his career, and that number is up to +360.
Berrettini became the first-ever Italian grand slam finalist with his victory on Friday over Herbert Hurkacz.
Since Djokovic lounged his way through the first set of his first-round matchup against an unranked British teenager, losing 6-4, the Serbian international hasn’t lost a single set at Wimbledon. It’s been a dominant performance by tennis’ No. 1 ranked player.
No. 10 seeded Denis Shapovalov was a worthy opponent who pushed Djokovic to a tiebreaker and two 12-game sets in their semifinal matchup, but eventually the young Canadian was no match for Djokovic’s world-class defense and finesse.
The Serbian international’s 30 major finals are now second most all-time behind Federer, who has 31. Djokovic is fighting for his sixth Wimbledon crown. His only loss in the Wimbledon final came in 2013 to Andy Murray.
Djokovic won the tournament in 2014, 2015 and 2019 over Federer, in 2018 over Kevin Anderson and in 2011 over Nadal.