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Resetting the Wimbledon Futures Market Following Nick Kyrgios’ Win Over Stefanos Tsitsipas

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Justin Setterfield/Getty. Pictured: Nick Kyrgios.

Saturday at Wimbledon proved to be a pivotal one in both the men’s and women’s draws.

Nick Kyrgios was able to prevail over Stefanos Tsitsipas in one of the most entertaining tennis matches of the season and Iga Swiatek’s 37-match winning streak was snapped by Alize Cornet, which upended the entire women’s draw.

The World No. 1 and French Open champion came into the Championships at +150, by far the shortest odds on the board, but that has now changed massively.

Men’s Field

Novak Djokovic came into Wimbledon as a three-time defending champion and he hasn’t done much wrong in this iteration of the tournament.

While Djokovic dropped a set with some sloppy moments against Soon-woo Kwon in his opening match, he’s since steamrolled Thanasi Kokkinakis and Miomir Kecmanovic.

Djokovic has gone from an opening number of -135 to a consensus -210 price across major sportsbooks.

Rafael Nadal is the player who can challenge him most, according to the oddsmakers.

Nadal opened at +800, but COVID withdrawals for Matteo Berrettini and Marin Cilic, as well as surprising losses for Felix Auger-Aliassime and Hubert Hurkacz, have opened up his draw.

The year’s Australian Open and French Open champion is now sitting around +500 to add another slam event to this year’s resume.

Following Nadal, Kyrgios and Carlos Alcaraz are the only other legitimate contenders, according to the odds.

Kyrgios has been slowly shortening from +2500 to his current price of around +950 following his victory over Tsitsipas.

Alcaraz got past a tough opening five-set match with Jan-Lennard Struff, but hasn’t dropped a set since then. The rising star is being priced similarly to Kyrgios.

Odds for the players are provided below via FanDuel, and full odds can be found here.

Novak Djokovic-210
Rafael Nadal+500
Nick Kyrgios+950
Carlos Alcaraz+1000

Women’s Field

After Swiatek’s loss, you may think the draw is now wide open, but oddsmakers don’t believe that to be the case.

Ons Jabeur is a favorite at +210, while former champion Simona Halep and former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko are at +410 and +600, respectively.

American Amanda Anisimova follows suit at +950 as her big ball-striking is finding a nice home on the slick grass of the All England Club.

Again, full odds can be found here.

Ons Jabeur+210
Simona Halep+410
Jelena Ostapenko+600
Amanda Anisimova+950

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