– Murray the favourite now
– Federer in with a real shout
– Raonic the best of the rest
World No 1 Novak Djokovic is out of Wimbledon, beaten by big-serving American Sam Querrey in one of the most sensational upsets in recent tennis history. With the overwhelming favourite out of the running, the draw is now wide open. The new favourite has to be second seed Andy Murray, who reached the finals of the both the Australian and French Opens this year, only to lose to Djokovic.
With the Serbian now out of the picture, Murray will know this will be his best chance of adding to his Grand Slam tally. And what of Roger Federer? The Swiss steamrolled through his opening rounds at SW19, suggesting he is finding his form at just the right time. Winning Wimbledon would make him the oldest men’s Grand Slam champion ever, but don’t count out the Swiss great from pulling it off. He’s been breaking records his whole career.
Federer looked down and out against Marin Cilic in his quarter-final, only to fight back and secure a gritty five-set victory. That bodes very well for his chances this week. Looking beyond Murray and Federer, might this be the time for a first-time champion to be crowned? The most likely first-time winner appears to be Milos Raonic.
Already safely in the semi-finals, the Canadian seems an improved player since acquiring the services of all-time great John McEnroe. With McEnroe offering advice and encouragement from the sidelines, Raonic might be ready to break into the big time. Look no further than one of these three men as your winner.