Ivanisevic: Murray can win Wimbledon, but Djokovic is the man to beat


Wimbledon is always the pinnacle of the tennis season and, having got my hands on the trophy in 2001 after many years of trying, I know how much everyone wants to win this great tournament.

This year’s tournament promises to be a classic, with several key contenders. Andy Murray looked fit and well at Queen’s against Marin Cilic and I expect him to go mighty close to becoming the first Briton since 1936 to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon.

Unibet offer the biggest price on Murray lifting the trophy at 4.75 and they are also offering money back on losing bets should he win the tournament. That seems more than fair! 

Wimbledon is one of the toughest competitions to win – no player can be at their best for all seven games it takes to lift the trophy. So, you need a little luck and hope that the day you’re not at 100% neither is your opponent.

Murray can win Wimbledon - no question. He has the game and, since last year, the experience of winning not just a Grand Slam event, but also an Olympic Gold Medal on the grass at SW19.

But Novak Djokovic (2.70), Rafael Nadal (4.30) and Roger Federer (6.00) can all win it too, even if Nadal is seeded fifth as we expect. As for who I think will win; my heart says Murray, my head says Djokovic.

While on the women’s side, the only person that can beat Serena Williams is Serena Williams. If she is in the right frame of mind she is unbeatable on grass and Unibet are right in making her a short priced favourite (1.42) to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish.

Those looking for an outsider to follow during Wimbledon fortnight could do worse than my fellow Croat Cilic. He made the final at Queens against Murray last week and he could be worth following in the early rounds.

I’m really looking forward to the next two weeks, and not only for the tennis - I just love those strawberries!

Goran Ivanisevic is a Unibet armchair expert.