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The strawberries and cream will be out in force again next week as Wimbledon 2023 gets underway and Novak Djokovic is looking to continue his 100% record in Grand Slams this year.
With two weeks of tennis ahead of us, we enlisted the expertise of tennis aficionado Liam Flin to give us his opinion on the outright markets. All selections below are priced up with bet365, where new customers can get up to £30 in free bets to use across Wimbledon.
You might even want to back our daily tennis accumulators, which will be going live on our tennis tips page.
26/1 Wimbledon 2023 winners double
Wimbledon men’s winner prediction – Carlos Alcaraz at 7/2
Novak Djokovic is red-hot favourite to claim his eighth Wimbledon title this summer and it is hard to dispute the odds with the Serbian having already won the Australian Open and French Open in 2023.
But there is little value in backing the market leader and punters should instead consider Carlos Alcaraz to go the distance at the All England Club.
Alcaraz missed the Australian Open earlier this year but has picked up titles in the Argentina Open, Indian Wells Masters, Barcelona Open and Madrid Open this season and looked in excellent form at Queen’s, taking down the likes of Grigor Dimitrov, Jiri Lehecka and Sebastian Korda on his way to the title.
The 20-year-old won his first Grand Slam at the US Open last year and another at Wimbledon may not be beyond him.
Wimbledon women’s winner prediction – Aryna Sabalenka at 5/1
Aryna Sabalenka has never reached the final of the women’s singles at Wimbledon but is enjoying a terrific 2023 and it could be her year at the All England Club.
Sabalenka started the year by winning the Australian Open but was also runner-up in Indian Wells and Stuttgart, won the Madrid Open and made the last four at Roland Garros.
It will be Sabalenka’s first Wimbledon appearance since 2021 but she has come a long way since then and is now considered one of the players to beat on the WTA tour.
With the added incentive of a Wimbledon title potentially resulting in the world number one spot, Sabalenka could thrive on the faster surface this summer and is a fine bet to win the women’s singles title in the capital.
441/1 Wimbledon eachway double tip
Wimbledon men’s eachway tip – Holger Rune at 33/1
Danish ace Holger Rune is enjoying a terrific 2023 and is another player with an outside shot of going the distance in the capital.
Rune showed his class on clay with a run to the French Open quarter-finals last month but also followed up with a run to the last four at Queen’s and he is worth a bet.
He does face the prospect of a quarter-final clash with Alcaraz but has shown before he can mix it with the best, beating Djokovic twice in the last eight months.
Wimbledon women’s eachway tip – Petra Kvitova at 12/1
Veteran Petra Kvitova gave the Eastbourne International a miss last week but should be raring to go when Wimbledon begins and is a dark horse for the title.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova last lifted the trophy at the All England Club in 2014 but is enjoying a bit of a career renaissance, having won the Miami Open in April and the German Open last month.
She has won 12 of her last 13 matches on grass and is worth keeping an eye on.
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