Wimbledon Men’s Draw | Wimbledon Championships Odds

The 2010 Wimbledon Men’s draw could produce some surprises. While Roger Federer is the favourite to take his seventh title in London, Rafael Nadal will have other plans, and there are several talented players who are likely to pose the favourite some problems.
Here’s a look at some of the players to watch out for in the 2010 Wimbledon men’s draw:

7th Heaven for Federer

Roger Federer has done it all before. Six times, in fact, coming within a title of Pete Sampras haul of 7 Wimbledon titles in 2009. Federer showed that he still has the hunger to win grand slams by taking the 2010 Australian Open title, but has been quiet since then, coming closest to a second 2010 title at the Madrid Masters, where he was beaten by Rafael Nadal in the final. It’s hard to gauge what sort of form Fed will bring to Wimbledon, but his pedigree alone probably guarantees him a place in the final.

Nadal Bounces Back

Rafael Nadal has recaptured the sort of form that propelled him to number one in the world rankings back in 2008. On clay courts at least. While the Spaniard has been smashing all and sundry off the red courts of Europe, there’s no telling how he’ll take to the grass courts of Wimbledon after such a long absence from grass. There’s a chance Nadal could be vulnerable to an early-round upset, but one would have to back him to make the semis if he makes it past the 3rd round.

Will Britain Make Murray?

Andy Murray’s been through a quiet year in 2010. The Brit is usually in the mix come the semis of the Masters series events, but has underperformed to date this season. This means that, for once, the British public are not expecting big things of their favourite son at Wimbledon. Without the pressure to win, Murray may finally do just that. He’s a decent enough grass court player, has the beating of both Federer and Nadal, and will be playing in front of a home crowd.

The Chasing Pack

There are a number of players who can’t be left out of any analysis of the 2010 Wimbledon Men’s Draw. Juan Martin del Potro is the first to come to mind, having made his grand slam breakthrough at the US Open in 2009, beating both Nadal and Federer in the process. Andy Roddick is another player to watch. The American has a Masters series title beneath his belt this season, and has a game perfectly suited to the grass courts of Wimbledon.