Wimbledon Odds: Novak Djokovic vs Nick Kyrgios Betting Preview & Predictions

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Wimbledon Odds: Novak Djokovic vs Nick Kyrgios Betting Preview & Predictions
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Novak Djokovic has been installed as the heavy favourite to beat Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon final after he dismantled Cameron Norrie on Friday.

The top betting sites make the Serbian superstar the 1.25 favourite to lift the trophy on a sun-drenched Centre Court this weekend.

He is aiming to win the Wimbledon singles title for the fourth time in a row, which would cement his status as the best grass court player in the business.

However, Kyrgios has won both previous meetings against Djokovic. He is also well-rested after earning a bye to the final, so he may never have a better shot at seizing a maiden Grand Slam.

The Australian firebrand - a 4.5 underdog - has delighted in criticising Djokovic over the years, although he says they now share a “weird bromance”. It promises to be a very entertaining clash.

Novak Djokovic Odds To Win Wimbledon

Djokovic will bid to win a 21st Grand Slam title on Sunday, so it’s no wonder he’s the 1.25 favourite in the outright Wimbledon betting offers

Victory would see him eclipse Roger Federer’s tally and move him to within just one victory of the all-time leader, Rafa Nadal.

All three men started the year with 20 Grand Slams apiece, but it has been Nadal’s year thus far. Djokovic was unceremoniously deported from Australia following a row over his vaccine status, and Nadal capitalised by winning the Australian Open. The Spaniard then beat Djokovic en route to clinching the French Open at Roland-Garros last month.

However, Nadal retired from Wimbledon with an injury, giving Djokovic a terrific opportunity to cut the deficit. He has a formidable record at the All-England Tennis Club, having won 89% of his matches on the hallowed Wimbledon turf.

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He has won the tournament six times and his last defeat at Wimbledon came all the way back in 2017, when he retired midway through his quarter-final against Thomas Berdych with an injury.

It took Djokovic a while to return to the peak of his powers after losing match fitness following the vaccine saga. However, he has grown into this tournament. He swept aside Kwon Soon-woo, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Miomir Kekmanovic and Tim van Rijthoven to reach the quarter-finals.

Jannick Sinner took him to five sets, but Djokovic’s experience and determination ultimately shone through as he wrapped up victory. He dropped the first set against Cameron Norrie in Friday’s semi-final, but he bounced back by winning 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

Nick Kyrgios Odds To Win Wimbledon

Kyrgios was widely mocked this summer after claiming that he is the world’s best grass court player.

However, he has lived up to his own hype at Wimbledon and is now 4.5 to win the final, a 22.2% chance. He needed five sets to beat the unheralded Paul Jubb in the first round – and he was fined for spitting at a rowdy spectator – but he has gone from strength to strength since then.

He eased past No. 26 seed Filip Krajinovic in the second round, before prevailing in a wild, tempestuous clash with fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. Kyrgios was fined again for his conduct in that match, and he has been a little more restrained since then. 

He beat Brandon Nakashima in five and then secured a straight sets victory over Cristian Garin to tee up a semi-final showdown with Nadal. However, the Spaniard pulled out with an injury, sending Kyrgios through to his first Grand Slam final with a bye.

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Tennis betting sites suggest that this will be a comfortable afternoon for Djokovic. He is just 1.25 with Bet365 to get the job done.

However, Kyrgios can take confidence from his unbeaten record against the Serbian.

It should be taken with a pinch of salt, as they have only met twice, and both matches were on hard court in 2017. Kyrgios won 7-6, 7-5 in Acapulco and 6-4, 7-6 at Indian Wells, so they were tight, hard-fought matches.

Yet Kyrgios has relished the opportunity to mock Djokovic’s ability ever since. He says that they bonded over Djokovic’s deportation from his homeland earlier this year, and they now DM one another on Instagram.

That should add an interesting dynamic to what promises to be an entertaining affair.

Kyrgios has never previously been past the quarter-final stage at a Grand Slam, so this is uncharted territory for him. A lack of experience could thwart his chances.

However, he is a grass court specialist, and he has a decent 68% win record at Wimbledon. He will be a lot fresher than his opponent, having not played since Wednesday, and he is also eight years younger than Djokovic, so he could prove sprightlier on Sunday.

Unibet is offering 4.5 on an upset for Kyrgios. If that sounds too risky, you can find 1.91 on Kyrgios +5.5 games in the handicap markets on most Australian betting sites. 

Djokovic has certainly not been infallible at this tournament, and Kyrgios looks perfectly capable of taking a set or two off him. If Djokovic wins, it is likely to be a tight, narrow victory, so Kyrgios +5.5 looks tempting.

If you want to avoid the outrights entirely, Unibet has a market leading price of 1.83 on over 38.5 games. That also looks enticing, as Kyrgios will not go down without a fight.

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