Our 2019 Wimbledon Predictions
This should be an exciting Wimbledon. On the men’s side you have the old guard staying strong, while younger upstarts are starting to make their presence felt. Specifically, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Felix Auger Aliassime are rising quickly. Out of those two, Auger Aliassime seems to have an edge on grass. Felix Auger Aliassime took care of Tsitsipas pretty easily in the quarters of Queens Club. Additionally, he handled an in-form Nick Kyrgios in the second round. Many have Auger Aliassime as an outside favorite to win Wimbledon. I would not be surprised if he did. Place your bets folks!
On the old guard side, odds makers have Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal as the top three favorites. No surprise there. These three players keep cleaning up at the slams. An interesting narrative to look for at Wimbledon is the fact that Nadal (18 Slams) and Djokovic (15) are catching up to Federer in the GOAT conversation.
The conversation has gone from everyone calling Roger Federer the greatest to people now doubting whether or not he will be remembered as the greatest or not. Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal are not too far behind Federer, and still seem to be at the top of their game.
The women’s side will be even more interesting. This is because there is absolutely nobody dominating. For a second there everyone thought Naomi Osaka would dominate after collecting both the US and Australian Opens. However, since she split with her coach, she’s been nothing short of ordinary. In her prep for Wimbledon she lost to 28th in the world Putinsteva at Birmingham in the round of 16. Not exactly a confidence builder. At the French she exited with a whimper to Siniakova (Ranked 42) in the third round. So, at Wimbledon, I’m not expecting much of Osaka.
Odd’s makers still have Osaka as the second favorite, behind Serena Williams. Ashleigh Barty and Petra Kvitova round out the top four. It will be interesting to see what Serena shows up. She could easily come in, play great and win, or she can go out with a whimper in the early rounds. I’d put my money on Kvitova. She’s been playing great throughout the year and is a two-time defending champion. On the outside, look for Amanda Anisimova. She’s playing great, and I wouldn’t be surprised with another deep run to back her semifinal appearance at the French.