Wimbledon 2012: Updated Odds and Predictions for Every Player Remaining
And then there were four, or eight if you count the ladies' bracket. The point is that the gentlemen's bracket and ladies' bracket have each reached the semifinal rounds. That means there are two matches per draw (not including doubles).
Here are the current odds for each player to capture the crown, and a prediction for whether each player will match their odds or not.
All gentlemen's odds were posted on nicerodds.co.uk.
All ladies' odds were collected from easyodds.com.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is the sixth-ranked player in the world. He hasn't faced an opponent in the 2012 Wimbledon tournament that's been able to take him more than four sets. Yet for some reason he is by far the least likely player to win according to bookies and oddsmakers.
Though Tsonga is not expected by anyone to win this tournament, I'm going to say he makes it to the final, if for no other reason than the rest he possesses. But I think he will lose in the final, either to Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic (I will reveal my winner here later).
Andy Murray is the local favorite. He's the one the natives are rooting for as if he is each individual's own child.
Though Murray is similar to Tsonga in that he has yet to play a fifth set in this tournament, he's had to play more tiebreakers. And the fact no British men's player has won at Wimbledon since 1936 remains a curse to be lifted.
With Tsonga, Federer and Djokovic in the way still, I don't see 2012 being the year a Brit gains the crown. Or plays for the crown to make that clear.
Roger Federer is a Wimbledon legend, having won six times at the All England Club. He is also the most advanced in age of the four semifinalists.
At 30 years old it should be noted he's played the most tennis over the last two weeks of any of the semifinalists as well.
For that reason I think he will lose to No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic in Friday's semifinals.
Novak Djokovic is currently the runaway favorite to win Wimbledon as the defending champion and No. 1 player in the world.
At only 25 years old, and playing as little tennis as anyone remaining, everything seems to favor the pride of Serbia and Montenegro.
He will get past Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga consecutively to capture back-to-back Wimbledon championships.
For the No. 3 seed in the tournament (second-best remaining) it is shocking to see Agnieszka Radwanska given such slim odds to win this tournament.
Sure it just took her three sets to defeat the 17th seed Maria Kirilenko in the quarterfinals. But that was the first time she went more than two sets in any match at Wimbledon.
She seems likely to rebound in her match as she plays the lowest remaining seed left, No. 8 Angelique Kerber. My best guess is she wins again in three sets before bowing out in the finals.
The odds tend to vary on Angelique Kerber; ranging anywhere from 11-to-2 down to where we have her at 9-to-2. We say 9-to-2 since that was the most common mark for her.
As I already mentioned though, she seems destined to lose to No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday.
Victoria Azarenka was the world's No. 1 player until a few short week ago. She's played like she wants to regain that title as soon as possible.
While everyone seems to have Serena Williams in their driver's seat; including bookies, Azarenka is quietly making a grand run at Wimbledon, sure to result in another Grand Slam title for the 22-year-old native of Belarus.
Serena Williams is the name everyone wants to proclaim as queen of Wimbledon 2012. She's played well. And a win would get her to five wins at the All England Club, something only a handful of ladies or gentlemen have ever done.
But it is not to be this year, as Williams faces the determined Victoria Azarenka on Thursday, who is destined to reclaim her No. 1 world ranking.