Djokovic 6/4 to continue Wimbledon domination in 2016

2015-07-13
All-conquering Serb can continue to dominate

Novak Djokovic has been installed as the 6/4 favourite to retain his Wimbledon crown once again next year.

The Serbian clinched back-to-back titles and his third Wimbledon success with victory against Roger Federer in Sunday’s final, which was a repeat of their 2014 showdown.

Djokovic now has nine grand slam titles to his name at the age of 28, and could soon be closing in on Rafael Nadal’s tally of 14 and even Federer's 17-strong haul.

He is 5/4 to win the US Open later this year and take his tally into double figures, with former British number one Tim Henman suggesting there is plenty more to come from Djokovic.

“He's in his prime and I think that he can stay at the top of the game for another five or six years,” Henman told the BBC. “If you think of those opportunities in the grand slams, if it's five years, it's 20: and I see him adding to this collection very, very soon.

“Djokovic, Murray and Nadal have still got plenty of years ahead of them. Federer, at 33, there's probably more of a question mark there.”

Three-time Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick added: “I hope I'm wrong but I don't know whether Rafa will win another slam, with Novak dominating the way he is. I'm not sure where this ends for Novak.”

Federer is 13/2 to bounce back next year and finally win his eighth Wimbledon title after falling at the final hurdle for the past two years, while beaten semi-finalist Andy Murray is 7/2 to win his second Wimbledon title next year. Serena Williams can be backed at 5/4 to retain her women’s crown.