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Nadal, Federer and Murray To Battle For A Place In Wimbledon’s 2013 Final

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Wimbledon 2013 Men’s Singles Tournament Winner Odds.

The 2013 Wimbledon Championships draws are out and all tennis fans anticipate the controversial Men’s Singles Tournament outcome. The whole “drama” started when organizers confirmed that Nadal would be seeded No. 5, below Djokovic, Murray, Federer and Ferrer. This means that he will have to face one of the top 4 seeds as early as the quarterfinal stage. The draw had a 25% chance of ending up relatively fair for everyone, because there was only 1 chance out of 4 that Nadal would be drawn to clash Ferrer in the quarter-finals and thus have ensuring the Big 4 a decent path to the semis.

However, it didn’t turn out to be a fair draw at all. Wimbledon 2013 will have either a meritorious Champion that will have to defeat at least 2 out of the top 4 to grab the trophy, or a questionable one, if Djokovic will end up grabbing the title after winning a single difficult match, the Final. Considering that his Final opponent would be battered and bruised, by the time he steps on court for Sunday’s big Final, because of difficult semifinal and quarterfinal clashes, there is a sense of frustration for all fans, excepting Nole’s ones.

Djokovic to reach Wimbledon 2013 Final

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Djokovic’s Wimbledon 2013 tournament winner odds graph.

Yes, you figured it out right. Novak Djokovic has David Ferrer as the highest seed in the top half of the Gentlemen’s Singles draw and he is very likely to win his place in the 2013 Wimbledon Final. Nole takes on Florian Mayer in Round 1, Qualifier Bobby Reynolds or Wild Card Steve Johnson in Round 2, Jeremy Chardy or Ryan Harrison in Round 3, Giles Simon [19] or Tommy Haas [13] in Round 4, Tomas Berdych [7] in the Quarter-Finals and David Ferrer [4] or Juan Martin del Potro [8] in the Semis.

Out of all probable opponents listed above, the Serb could encounter resistance from Tommy Haas, where I expect him to loose at least a set and probably Juan Martin del Potro if the Argentine will make it to the semis. David Ferrer can’t hurt him on grass, while del Potro seems currently not in his best shape. But if he will reach the semis, he might find his form and win at least a set against the top seed.

Nadal, Federer and Murray battle for the 2nd Wimbledon Final ticket

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Federer 2013 Wimbledon winner odds graph.

Today’s draw looks cruel for both Nadal and Federer. They will have to win at least 3 blockbuster matches in order to grab the title at SW19 this year. This is because Nadal and Federer will clash as soon as the quarter-final stage if both win their first 4 matches of the draw. It will be the 31st encounter between these two tennis legends, with Federer leading 2-1 on grass, while Rafa has a 20-10 lead in their all around head-to head stats. In my opinion Rafa has the higher chances of winning this one, although we are on grass, Roger’s favorite surface. This will grant a blockbuster though, as it will even the balance and exclude an one-sided Nadal win, similar to the one in Rome. I see Nadal winning in 4 or even 5 sets. Federer’s odds to win this tournament are available in the image nearby. They started drifting seriously, immediately after the draw was out, confirming the obvious disadvantage.

Local hero and 2nd seed, Andy Murray, will probably face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Quarters. The Briton will make it to the semis without needing to play a deciding set. Murray’s constantly improving Wimbledon results, climaxing with the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal, offer him enough confidence to get past Tsonga, without many problems. As mentioned above, I believe that he will play Nadal in the semis and this will be a blockbuster similar to the Nadal vs Djokovic French Open Semifinal. It’s hard to call this one with 5 matches still to play until their match-up. Although Rafa has won 3 out of 3 Wimbledon showdowns against Murray, two of them being semifinal matches, I do feel that Andy will have a slight edge. It also depends how hard Nadal will be pushed by Federer. However, I see this one ending in 5 sets.

Wimbledon 2013 Winner Predictions: Djokovic or Murray
In my opinion this year’s Wimbledon Championships winner will be decided between Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray, even if this won’t be necessarily the Final match-up. However, it will be a huge upset if Djokovic won’t reach the Final the way his draw looks like. More he will almost surly reach it rested and ready for an epic 5-setter if needed.
On the other side there are three options:
1. If Federer will somehow manage to defeat both Nadal and Murray in back-to-back matches, I can’t see him capable of winning a third fierce battle against Djokovic. Roger is 32 and has shown lack of physical shape during the entire season, compared to his younger rivals. I don’t give any chance for Roger to win this Slam under normal conditions (if all big guns play at their normal level and injuries don’t interfere).
2. If Nadal defeats Federer (which is likely) and also manages to upset Murray once again, he will have to face a rested Djokovic. The Spaniard barely defeated Nole on clay. It’s hard to imagine that he will be able to achieve a win on grass in these conditions and considering that he already lost a Wimbledon Final in 2011, against the Serb.
3. If Murray reaches the Final, which I predict that he will, he has a good chance of grabbing the title. It will be important though how fit he will be on Sunday. It’s really hard to anticipate the outcome of a Djokovic vs Murray Wimbledon Final, but I would go with the Brit if his physical shape is intact.

Djokovic can now be backed at 2.4 for winning the tournament while Murray is available at 4.9. You can check the other odds in the print-screen shared at the top of this post. Feel free to add your thoughts and comments about my Wimbledon 2013 predictions using the comment box available below!

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