Wimbledon 2008 Odds – Who is the Bookmakers Favorite?

The draw has been made and we are now just a few hours away from the first tennis ball being hit in anger at Wimbledon this year. We looked at the odds over the last week in the “Will Andy Murray win Wimbledon” post 1 and post 2.

But now the draw has been made we know who everyone will likely need to beat to progress all the way to the final, will Djokovic being drawn in Federer’s half affect things. Will Andy Murray drawn in Nadal’s half affect his chances or will the bookies see Ivo Karlovic winning in Nottingham a sign that we could have a complete upset at SW19.

Well Federers chances of winning are dropping with bookies, his average odds have went up from 9/10 two weeks ago to 11/10 the day before the draw and have gone up again to 12/10.

Nadal’s chances of winning on the other hand have went up in the bookies eyes, his average odds are dropping from 4/1 two weeks ago to 21/10  the day before the draw to at this moment they have dropped again to 19/10.

Djokovic continues to drop as the bookies have decided this is a new horse race, his odds dropped after losing to Nadal at Queens and have dropped even further after the draw.

Andy Murray’s odds are alos growing up to 30/1 today from initially 16/1.Despite winning Nottingham this week Ivo Karlovic has dropped back to 59/1 after rising to 49/1. It seems the bookies are not expecting anyone outside of Nadal or Federer winning this.

Player Average Odds – All bookmakers Betfair Odds
Traditional Odds Decimal Odds Traditional Odds Decimal Odds
Roger Federer 12/10 2.2 126/100 2.26
Rafael Nadal 19/10 2.9 53/20 3.65
Novak Djokovic 23/5 5.6 26/05 6.2
Andy Roddick 18/1 19 26/1 27
Andy Murray 30/1 31 49/1 50
Ivo Karlovic 58/1 59 74/1 75
David Nalbandian 61/1 62 169/1 170
Richard Gasquet 74/1 75 129/1 130
Mario Ancic 90/1 91 199/1 200
Marcos Baghdatis 116/1 117 189/1 190
Tomas Berdych 125/1 126 239/1 240
Lleyton Hewitt 127/1 128 269/1 270
Nikolay Davydenko 135/1 136 269/1 270

 If your going to try your chances then please check out Betfair as they offer much better odds than traditional bookies and are currently offering a £25 free bet.