The 2014 Wimbledon Championships are a tennis tournament that will take place at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England, between 23/06/14 and 06/07/14. It will be the 128th edition of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam event of the year after the completion of the French and Australian Opens.
The event features singles, doubles and mixed doubles play, and the current reigning champions are Andy Murray of Great Britain for the men’s singles, Marion Bartoli of France for the women’s singles, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan for the men’s doubles, and Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai for the women’s doubles.
The Top 10 ranked male’s singles players this year are:
1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia
2 Rafael Nadal of Spain
3 Andy Murray of the United Kingdom
4 Roger Federer of Switzerland
5 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland
6 Tomáš Berdych of the Czech Republic
7 David Ferrer of Spain
8 Milos Raonic of Canada
9 John Isner of United States
10 Kei Nishikori
England’s Andy Murray will be looking to successfully defend his 2013 crown and will no doubt be much relieved now the pressure for a native born player to win the championship has been released. He faces some very formidable opponents though in Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
Betting Markets: Novak Djokovic 9/5, Andy Murray 4/1, Rafael Nadal 11/2, Roger Federer 6/1, Grigor Dimitrov 22/1.
The Top 10 ranked women’s singles players this year are:
1 Serena Williams of United States
2 Li Na of China
3 Simona Halep of Romania
4 Agnieszka Radwańska of Poland
5 Maria Sharapova of Russia
6 Petra Kvitová of the Czech Republic
7 Jelena Janković of Serbia
8 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus
9 Angelique Kerber of Germany
10 Dominika Cibulková of Slovakia
Previous winner of 5 women’s singles at Wimbledon, Serena Williams, will go in the tournament as a firm favourite. This year’s Australian Open winner Li Na and previous winner Maria Sharapova will also threaten.
Betting Markets: Serena Williams 6/4, Maria Sharipova 11/2, Petra Kvitova 14/1, Simona Halep 16/1, Eugenie Bouchard 16/1.
The Top 10 ranked male’s doubles players this year are:
1 Bob Bryan (United States) & Mike Bryan (United States)
2 Alexander Peya (Austria) & Bruno Soares (Brazil)
3 Daniel Nestor (Canada) & Nenad Zimonjić (Serbia)
4 Julien Benneteau (France) & Édouard Roger-Vasselin (France)
5 Leander Paes (India) & Radek Štepánek (Czech Republic)
6 Łukasz Kubot (Poland) & Robert Lindstedt (Sweden)
7 Marcel Granollers (Spain) & Marc López (Spain)
8 Rohan Bopanna (India) & Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (Pakistan)
9 Julian Knowle (Austria) & Marcelo Melo (Brazil)
10 Treat Huey (Philippines) & Dominic Inglot (United Kingdom)
The legendary Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, will enter this year’s championships rated as the number doubles pair. With 3 previous Wimbledon’s already in the bag, including 2013, they will be the team to watch.
The Top 10 ranked women’s doubles players this year are:
1 Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) & Peng Shuai (China)
2 Sara Errani (Italy) & Roberta Vinci (Italy)
3 Květa Peschke (Czech Republic) & Katarina Srebotnik (Slovenia)
4 Cara Black (Zimbabwe) & Sania Mirza (India)
5 Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) & Elena Vesnina (Russia)
6 Ashleigh Barty (Australia) & Casey Dellacqua (Australia)
7 Raquel Kops-Jones (United States) & Abigail Spears (United States)
8 Serena Williams (United States) & Venus Williams (United States)
9 Andrea Hlaváčková (Czech Republic) & Zheng Jie (China)
10 Julia Görges (Germany) & Anna-Lena Grönefeld (Germany)
Fast rising duo Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai will be the pair to watch here, and appear to be the standout favourites in the women’s doubles. The Italian pairing of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci will be their main opposition here.