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Top Predictions for Wimbledon 2022

World sporting events don’t get much more iconic than Wimbledon. Established in 1877, it’s the oldest tennis tournament worldwide, hosting a plethora of legendary stars over the years. Forming the quartet of Grand Slam tournaments alongside Roland Garros, the US Open and the Australian Open, Wimbledon is undeniably the most distinguished of the four. The fabled green turf sets it aside from the rest, paying homage to the original tennis-playing surface.

Several legendary players have defined their careers at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club over the past century. These include Boris Becker, Pete Sampras and Monica Seles, the pantheon of modern greats such as Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, and, of course, Roger Federer. Wimbledon Men’s predictions over the last decade and a half have centered on Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, but their dominance is slowly coming to an end. Who will emerge victorious this year? Let’s find out.

Who is the Wimbledon 2022 men’s favorite?

It’s impossible to 100% accurately predict the Wimbledon Men’s Singles winner. We’ve got a pretty good shot at it, however, after our successful French Open 2022 Rafael Nadal vs Casper Ruud prediction. The men’s tour is starting to shift away from the “Big 3” that has characterized the last decade, which means choosing a Wimbledon Men’s Singles winner is a lot tougher than it once was.

With that being said, Rafael Nadal is on a hot streak at the moment, having won the Australian Open and Roland Garros so far this year. Elsewhere, Novak Djokovic will be looking to defend his crown after winning the 2021 edition. But there are also several newer faces on the ATP Tour looking to lift the trophy for the first time. Unfortunately, Alexander Zverev is out of contention following his horrific ankle injury, but the likes of Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini could all have a good chance. Ultimately, we can boil down the top three Wimbledon 2022 Men’s Singles favorites to the following:

  • Rafael Nadal: It seemed as though Nadal’s high-octane approach to the game would be his downfall a few years ago, after a catalog of potentially career-ending injuries. Incredibly, the seemingly invincible Spaniard has come back with a vengeance this year, pipping Djokovic to the Australian Open and winning Roland Garros shortly after. If he can keep fit, he could easily win his first Wimbledon title since 2010.
  • Novak Djokovic: Djokovic has been the undisputed king at Wimbledon in recent years, sweeping all competitors aside to win the last three iterations. The Serb is chasing his seventh title, and if he can hit anywhere near his full potential, there are few players better poised to take home the trophy. 
  • Carlos Alcaraz: If anybody is going to break the Wimbledon hegemony established by Nadal, Djokovic and Federer in recent times, it will be Alcaraz. The teenage wonderkid is having his most successful tour so far, becoming the first teenager to beat Nadal on clay at the Madrid Open, among other things. A definite dark horse, but one that could yet take all the glory at this year’s Wimbledon Men’s Singles championships.

Does Nadal have a shot at the Grand Slam?

Novak Djokovic came desperately close to winning the Grand Slam (all four major championships) last year, eventually losing out to Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final. It would have been the first calendar Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969, so the Serb was understandably devastated to miss out.

This year, it’s Nadal’s turn. He already has the Australian Open and Roland Garros secured, and if he can emerge victorious at Wimbledon, anything is possible. Considering the form he’s in this year, you wouldn’t bet against it, although we saw last year how difficult a calendar Grand Slam can be, as Djokovic narrowly missed out. Can Nadal win the Grand Slam? Only time will tell.

Can Emma Raducanu repeat her US Open success on British soil?

The Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles has generally been a lot harder to predict over the last few decades, as not many players other than Serena Williams have had sustained periods of dominance. All eyes will be on Emma Raducanu, who will be hoping to repeat her US Open triumph on home turf. If she can hit the imperious form of last year, anything is possible, although her repeated injury concerns may be a fatal thorn in her side. Regardless, Raducanu’s eagerness to make a winning Wimbledon return means she cannot be discounted.

The world No. 1 Iga Swiatek is the main favorite, hot off the back of her Roland Garros triumph. Most bookies have listed her as the overwhelming pick, but her lack of success on grass is a significant hurdle. Other players to keep an eye on are Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova.

Predictions for elsewhere across Wimbledon 2022

The Wimbledon Men’s and Ladies’ Singles understandably get the most attention, but the Doubles tournaments are also fascinating. Although they aren’t as immediately compelling, spectators have been treated to some iconic moments over the years.

Here are our predictions for the other Wimbledon 2022 events:

  • Men’s Doubles: Nick Kyrgios & Thanasi Kokkinakis.
  • Ladies’ Doubles: Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic.
  • Mixed Doubles: Ena Shibahara & Wesley Koolhof.

How to have the most fun possible during Wimbledon 2022

Wimbledon is undeniably the most fun Grand Slam tournament, with an unbeatable mix of heritage, natural beauty and a feel-good atmosphere. If you manage to get tickets, make sure you eat some traditional strawberries and cream while sitting on Henman Hill. Even if you’re not able to get there, watching from home is difficult to beat.

Wimbledon 2022 is also a fantastic opportunity for sports betting enthusiasts. There are countless opportunities to place bets throughout the tournament, increasing the excitement and getting you far more directly involved with what’s going on. Tennis betting is rapidly gaining traction in today’s world, but to have the best chances of success, you’ll need to understand how it works and read some basic tips. With various prop, moneyline and parlay bets available, it certainly pays to know how to make the most out of the options at hand.

What’s next for the ATP and WTA tours?

The events at Wimbledon 2022 won’t influence the ATP or WTA rankings, due to the decision to block Russian and Belarussian players from entering. Nevertheless, it will still be an important stop on the tour, widely regarded as the most important. But what comes next? You can find the full ATP and WTA schedules below:

ATP 1000:

  • National Bank Open: 2022.08.07 – 2022.08.14
  • Western & Southern Open: 2022.08.14 – 2022.08.21
  • US Open: 2022.08.09 – 2022.09.11
  • Rolex Shanghai Masters: 2022.10.09 – 2022.10.16
  • Rolex Paris Masters: 2022.10.31 – 2022.11.06


  • National Bank Open: 2022.08.07 – 2022.08.14
  • Western & Southern Open: 2022.08.14 – 2022.08.21
  • US Open: 2022.08.09 – 2022.09.11
  • Guadalajara Open Akron: 2022.10.17 – 2022.10.23

As you can see, tennis certainly doesn’t stop at Wimbledon!

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