Both the favourites at the previous Wimbledon Championships, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams went on to win the title again. The question is whether both Djokovic and Williams can now retain the title at Wimbledon 2016. Get all the latest Wimbledon betting tips for the 2016 edition below.
In the end, it came as no surprise that Djokovic and Williams won the 2015 Wimbledon. Both were at the top of their respective games and once they had recovered from the odd hiccup they had during any of the matches they featured in, they cruised through to the title.
Djokovic, for instance, seemed to have met his match in the fourth round when he went two sets down against Kevin Anderson. He recovered to take the next two sets before closing out the fifth next day. Marin Cilic and Richard Gasquet were no match in the next two rounds while Roger Federer only offered a customary fight before going down in four sets.
It was no too dissimilar with Serena, who was pushed by unheralded players but when it came to her tests – like taking on Maria Sharapova in the semis or playing the final – she was the master.
So how will things go come the 2016 Wimbledon. It’s early stages yet and there could be still be ups and downs in players’ careers. But based on the interview that Federer gave at the end of the Wimbledon final, it does look like he will be returning to the Championship, so that’s good news.
Other than that, it will be interesting to see if Rafael Nadal regains his fitness and challenges these contenders. Andy Murray is one who loves playing on grass but had his rein cut short by Federer in 2015; so would he give the local fans something to cheer about?
And there could be the new contenders to Djokovic’s Wimbledon title in Marin Cilic, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, to go with Kei Nishikori and outsiders like Nick Kyrgios.
As far as the women’s competition is concerned, Williams could start a favourite once again but Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep will all be gunning for glory.
Will Ana Ivanovic be around and in form? Can Caroline Wozniacki win her first ever Grand Slam title? Will Garbine Muguruza push from her runner-up plaque in 2015 to clinch the Wimbledon 2016?
Latest Wimbledon betting odds for 2016 here:
Novak Djokovic: 6/4
Andy Murray: 4/1
Roger Federer: 7/1
Rafael Nadal: 20/1
Stan Wawrinka: 27/1
Kei Nishikori: 33/1
Milos Raonic: 33/1
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: 40/1
Grigor Dimitrov: 50/1
Tomas Berdych: 50/1
Marin Cilic: 66/1
Nick Kyrgios: 66/1