2021 Wimbledon Men’s Odds After Roger Federer Loses In Straight Sets
Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images. Pictured: Roger Federer
Roger Federer went down without much of a fight to 14th-seeded Hubert Hurkacz, losing in straight sets at Wimbledon on Wednesday in what may have been Federer’s final match at Centre Court.
“Of course I would like to play [Wimbledon] again,” he told reporters, “but at my age, you’re just never sure what’s around the corner.”
If so, he’d go out as the greatest Wimbledon men’s player in history. Federer has won the most-ever titles at the All England Club, eking out William Renshaw and Pete Sampras, who each have seven trophies.
Federer has nabbed the Gentlemen’s Singles trophy in 2003-2007, 2009, 2012 and 2017.
Federer had been the second-best favorite — behind Novak Djokovic — at every major sportsbook heading into the quarterfinals.
Federer was also a -250 favorite to beat Hurkacz, according to DraftKings.
With Federer out of the tournament, Djokovic is now the commanding front-runner to win his sixth Wimbledon. While the Serbian international started off the tournament as a +150 favorite, his odds have lengthened to -360 to win it all.
Djokovic will face off against No. 10 seeded Denis Shapovalov in the semifinals. Shapovalov is a +800 underdog to pull off the biggest upset of his career. Djokovic is a -1250 favorite to beat the 22-year-old Canadian, according to DraftKings as of Wednesday afternoon.
On the other side of the bracket, Matteo Berrettini (-275) will face off against Hurkacz (+215). The winner would make their first-ever major final. This is the furthest either has progressed at Wimbledon, too.
In fact, the furthest Hurkacz had ever advanced in a major tournament prior to now was the second round. Berrettini had previously made the semifinals of the 2019 U.S. Open.
Odds to win Wimbledon
Lines are according to DraftKings as of Wednesday afternoon