3 Men's Dark Horses to Win Wimbledon (Tsitsipas' Form Makes Him Threat)

Mallorca Championships 2022 - ATP 250
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My favorite major of the year, Wimbledon, is here and it’s time to talk about dark horses. Novak Djokovic is the odds-on favorite, which makes every player a dark horse to knock him off. The three players I’m looking at today are all at least 14/1 to win it all. 

Obviously, Novak Djokovic might be the safer bet to win his 21st Grand Slam, but where’s the fun in that?

Here are three dark horses for the most prestigious major around. 

Odds courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook

Dark Horses To Win 2022 Wimbledon

Felix Auger-Aliassime (+1400)

Auger-Aliassime is just outside the top 5 on the odds board, but I’ll consider him a dark horse. He has a real shot at winning this tournament, and his previous success on grass is an indicator of it. He’s 22-8 lifetime on grass, which easily makes me trust him. 

Coming into this tournament, he’s also playing great tennis. He’s made the quarterfinals in six of his last seven tournaments. The one tournament he failed to make the tournament in was at the French Open, when he played eventual champion Rafael Nadal. Now, he’s getting back to a comfortable surface and can capitalize on his recent stretch. 

Stefanos Tsitsipas (+2500)

Tsitsipas isn’t fantastic on grass, but he isn’t terrible either. He’s hovering around .500 in his career on this surface, hit or miss to put nicely, but he just wrapped up a title run at Mallorca this past weekend. He's the perfect dark horse candidate.

At any other tournament, Tsitsipas would be in the top 5 of the odds list. If he can get some favorable matchups, don’t be shocked if the No. 6 player in the world makes a run. 

Jannik Sinner (+6000)

As the No. 13 ranked player, Jannik Sinner is going to have a solid chance to make a run in any major he plays in. He’s 0-5 lifetime on grass, which is still a small sample size. Expect Sinner to play well this time around. He made the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, and then retired in the third set of the Round of 16 at the French Open. 

Sinner has had a good year and has made several trips to the “big-time” rounds of majors. Another run is on the docket for him, and I can see him having a Cinderella run.

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