Wimbledon is almost here! Roland Garros came and went, with some surprise on the women’s end, and Novak Djokovic claims another title on the Men’s side. This year’s tournament will feature a chance for Djokovic to win his 20th major to tie both Nadal and Federer with that number.
And now that it’s upon us again let’s look at some history and make some picks so you can get ready to bet against their Wimbledon odds.
Wimbledon Historic Wins and Predictions
All-Time Women’s Champs
Five different women have won Wimbledon at least seven times, with three of them coming in the open era and the other two happening in the amateur era. The leader of the pack with nine is Martina Navratilova, who won her first one in 1978, and her last in 1990.
Coming in at eight and with the second most is Helen Wills Moody, who took eight. Finishing off the list with seven is a three-way tie between Serena Williams, Dorothea Lambert Chambers, and the great Steffi Graf. All three players had great careers, while Williams seeks to win it one more time.
Other than Petra Kvitova (2011, 2014), no active players besides the Williams sisters have won it multiple times.
All-Time Men’s Champs
Only one man has won more than seven Wimbledon titles. And when the name drops in the next sentence, it should come as absolutely no surprise. Eight times, Roger Federer has been crowned the champ and been doused with strawberries and crème. This has been his place like Roland Garros has been for Rafa.
He has won only twice in the past 11 appearances here, but being the all-time king is still quite the feat. There is a two-way tie between William Renshaw and Pete Sampras for seven Wimbledon titles, but they are still one below the Suisse legend.
Fed will have his work cut out for him in 2021, but anything is truly possible.
There will be some great competition on the women’s side of the bracket this year. And with Naomi Osaka withdrawing, the field will open up a bit more. Making predictions is never easy, but it’s part of the gig.
From 2017-2019, Venus or Serena Williams was in the final. The pick here is tough, but it will be Simona Halep. She won it in 2019 and will be doing so again now in 2021. Bet on it. Book it. Bang.
With so much riding on this major for several players, the outcome will be highly relevant. Federer is gunning for #21 to put some space between himself and the other two on his tail. Nadal will not be partaking, while Djokovic is at 19 right now.
The bet’s name has actually already been mentioned. Djokovic is on such a hot streak right now, and it will not be changing anytime soon. He sees the chance to retire as the best men’s player of all-time by Grand Slam titles won, and a victory now could go a long way for him.
Given that he won Roland Garros and seemed to be in great shape, he looks poised to have another great run.