Djokovic v Berrettini: Djokovic eyes 20th title
Preview and odds for the Wimbledon men’s singles final
A remarkable men’s singles competition comes to a conclusion at Wimbledon on Sunday and we have studied the odds to pick out some Djokovic v Berrettini betting tips.
Novak Djokovic is attempting to win a 20th Grand Slam but standing in his way is Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini on the same day as Italy face England in the Euro 2020 final.
The Wimbledon men’s singles final on Centre Court is live on BBC One and begins at 2pm.
Djokovic v Berrettini odds
Victory for world number one Djokovic will see him earn a record-equalling 20th men’s major and having been barely tested in the tournament, he is the clear favourite at 1/5 in the Wimbledon odds.
Having won the Australian Open and French Open titles earlier this year, another success at the All England Club will see him equal the joint tally held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
The five-time Wimbledon champion and double defending champion – having won the previous two titles here in 2018 and 2019 – was given a tougher time by Canadian left-hander Denis Shapovalov in Friday’s semi-final.
Having dropped only one set on his advance to the semi-finals, Djokovic overcame stubborn resistance to defeat the debutant semi-finalist 7-6 7-5 7-5.
Should the 34-year-old Serb win his third consecutive Wimbledon title, it would be the third time in his career that he has recorded a streak of three consecutive titles at a Grand Slam event, having done so at the Australian Open in 2013-15 and 2019-21.
He would also become the fourth man in the Open era to record a streak of three consecutive Wimbledon titles – after Federer, Bjorn Borg and Pete Sampras.
Djokovic is 6/5 to win the final in straight sets so the odds are clearly against Berrettini, who has won each of the first sets in his last 11 grass-court matches.
New ground for Berrettini
The strong-serving Italian justified top-seed status at Queen’s Club by taking the scalps of Andy Murray, Dan Evans, Alex de Minaur and Cameron Norrie as he won his second grass-court title of his career.
Berrettini has reached the first Grand Slam final of his career and is the first Italian man to do so since 1976, when Adriano Panatta made the French Open final.
The 25-year-old had a great grass-court stretch in 2019, winning a title in Stuttgart, and last month became the first player to win the Queen’s Club title on debut since Boris Becker in 1985. Becker went on to win Wimbledon that year.
Berrettini had only ever previously reached one Grand Slam semi-final – at the 2019 US Open – but has been growing with confidence in every game in a Wimbledon run that has seen him defeat Guido Pella, Botic Van de Zandschulp, Aljaz Bedene, Ilya Ivashka, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Hubert Hurkacz.
His big first serve and pinpoint accuracy with his powerful forehand was a major factor as he swept aside Hurkacz 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 in the semi-final.
The 6ft 5in Berrettini’s last defeat came in the French Open quarter-final where Djokovic secured a 6-3 6-2 6-7 7-5 victory.
The pair met once prior to that, on an indoor hard court at the ATP World Tour Finals in 2019, where Djokovic recorded a 6-2 6-1 success.
The rapidly-improving Berrettini is 7/2 to win the final and the world number nine has only dropped three sets at The Championships.
He has won three of his six matches in straight sets and he is 8/13 to win at least one set against Djokovic.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication