While the grounds crew at the Old England
Club has been trimming the grass and painting the lines on the lawns, I’ve been worrying
myself with who’s going to win the bloody thing and I’ve picked three men who I think
have the best chance at claiming the trophy at Wimbledon. The first is a relatively obvious one but
this is a tournament I expect to be dominated by the favorites and Roger Federer leads the
field at +200. The 35-year-old took some time off after his
win at the Aussie Open, skipping the clay-court season and he looks terrific. Rog is fresh off taking a ninth career title
at the Gerry Weber Open and he’ll be looking to capture an incredible eighth Championship
at Wimbledon. Federer has looked as good on grass this season
as Nadal looked on clay heading into his French Open foray and this has been the year of the
geezers with no man under the age of 29 making the final of a Grand Slam since the last go
around at Wimbledon. Rog is a legend at this tournament and I have
a feeling that he’s got a little bit of magic left in the tank. Next up I’ll take a piece of my man Rafa
at 4/1. The Majorcan has made up one half of every
Grand Slam this season and is playing his best tennis since he spent 39 weeks as the
No. 1 ranked player in the world in 2013. I know Nadal hasn’t made it past the fourth
round at Wimbledon since 2011 but he’s fully healthy now for the first time in years and
he’s shown he knows how to win on grass by way of his 5 career finals appearances
at the all England Club. Another reason why I’m cheering on Rafa
is because I got him at 20/1 to take Wimbledon before the French kicked off and for obvious
reasons, that’s a bet I’d like to cash. I’ll go off the board a little with my last
selection and take the 20-year-old Alexander Zverev at 20/1. The up-and-coming Austrian suffered a first-round
loss at the French Open but since then he’s made it to the semis of two tournaments with
his most recent loss coming against Rog in the final of the Gerry Weber. Some additional advice? Don’t waste your money on guys like Andy
Murray and Novak Djokovic. Murray is not healthy and Joker is a complete
head case. I see both men dipping out early, clearing
the road for Rafa and Rog in their respective brackets. For your full preview of the Championships
at Wimbledon, head over to OddsShark.com and click the tennis tab where you’ll also find
match previews and betting odds. Thanks for tuning in, good luck on the grass.

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Dennis Veasley

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