Wimbledon, the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament, is once again upon us, and the excitement is palpable.

As the summer sun illuminates the meticulously maintained lawns of the All England Club, the world’s finest players converge in pursuit of one of the sport’s most coveted trophies.

In this article, we delve into the favourites amongst the Wimbledon winner odds, examining their form ahead of this year’s third major.

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Carlos Alcaraz – 11/8

Carlos Alcaraz, the short-price favourite to defend his Wimbledon crown, became the first player outside of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to win the gentlemen’s singles since Australian Lleyton Hewitt in 2002 last year.

The exciting Spaniard put an end to Djokovic’s dominance in south-west London last year, beating the Serbian in a five-set thriller to stop him from winning the Championships for the fifth year in succession.

Alcaraz recently dispatched Alexander Zverev to win a maiden French Open, securing his third major title in as many years, and is now just an Australian Open away from completing a career slam despite only being 21.

Jannik Sinner – 13/8

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Following closely behind Alcaraz is Italian Jannik Sinner, who broke his Grand Slam drought when landing the Australian Open in Melbourne earlier this year and has since climbed to the top of the world rankings.

The 22-year-old looked down and out in the final at Melbourne Park, as he lost the opening two sets to Danill Medvedev. However, he fought back to win 3-2 and became the first Italian to win the Australian Open in the process.

Sinner has three titles and a record of 33-3 so far this season and will be hoping to avenge his defeat against Alcaraz in the semi-finals of the French Open should they clash at Wimbledon.

Novak Djokovic – 4/1

Not often is Novak Djokovic this far down in the market ahead of a Grand Slam, especially Wimbledon. However, the Serb’s participation in south-west London is not guaranteed due to suffering a knee injury in the French Open.

Djokovic suffered a meniscus tear in his right knee in the second set of his fourth-round encounter against Francisco Cerundolo but powered on to a five-set victory before withdrawing from the tournament ahead of his quarter-final clash against Casper Ruud.

The 37-year-old has undergone successful surgery, but it’s reported that it could take at least three weeks to recover, leaving him in a race against time to be fully fit for Wimbledon.

Alexander Zverev – 9/1

German Alexander Zverev has threatened to win a Grand Slam, and certainly has the ability to do so, but he is yet to get over the line in one of tennis’ big four tournaments.

The 27-year-old blew a two-set lead against Dominic Thiem in the final of the 2020 US Open and lost his second Grand Slam final to Alcaraz at Roland Garros earlier this month, as previously mentioned.

Wimbledon hasn’t exactly been a happy hunting ground for Zverev as he’s yet to fare better than the fourth round, so 9/1 in the tennis betting odds is more than fair.

Danill Medvedev (14/1), Matteo Bettettini (33/1) and Alex De Minaur (33/1) are some of the other outsiders in the market.

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