Wimbledon 2012 men’s singles latest odds, news and free bets

Sixteen players remain in the men’s singles competition at Wimbledon 2012 and that includes Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray

The one big omission from the draw is Rafael Nadal who was shocked by Lukas Rosol in the second round, although the Czech was unable to repeat that amazing performance in his third round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber and went out in straight sets.

Djokovic is now the strong favourite at a best price 10/11 (BetVictor free bets) to retain his Wimbledon crown and the Serbian looks to be in excellent form after wins against Ferrero, Harrison and Stepanek.

The reigning champion dropped the opening set against the Czech although won the subsequent sets 6-2 and should have few problems beating compatriot Viktor Troicki to book his place in the quarter final.

Federer is also in the top half of the draw and the six-time champion survived a round three scare to see Julien Benneteau off in five sets, with odds of 100/30 (Sportingbet) available that the Swiss makes it a historic seven titles.

The 30-year-old was two sets down in this last match although never seemed to waver and that victory might stand him in good stead for Monday’s fourth round game against Xavier Malisse.

The third favourite to win Wimbledon is Andy Murray and the world number four has a favourable draw now that Nadal has been knocked out, although the Scot hasn’t quite hit top form yet.

Murray was able to get past Marcos Baghdatis late on Saturday night although a fourth round contest against Queen’s winner Marin Cilic could provide another stern test and odds of 6/1 (Boylesports) are available if you think it’s Andy’s year.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is the other player in the bottom half of the draw who will feel he can make the final and the number five seed might just have the beating of Mardy Fish in round four to set up an intriguing quarter final tie against Baker or Kohlschreiber.

Meanwhile, Murray’s quarter final opponent will be either David Ferrer or Juan Martin Del Potro and the latter seems a big price at 28/1 on the outright market considering he played pretty well at Wimbledon twelve months ago before losing to Nadal.

Ferrer also did well to recover from dropping the opening set in his match against Andy Roddick and is as big as 50/1 to win Wimbledon 2012, although one feels that Djokovic is still very much the player to beat even if he potentially faces Federer in the semi-final.

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