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Federer takes over as Wimbledon favourite

Six-time Gentlemen’s Singles winner is being tipped this year to equal a record held by Pete Sampras by collecting a seventh individual title.

Wednesday 29th June 2011

The Gentlemen’s Singles competition at the 125th edition of the Wimbledon Championships is now down to the quarter-finals stage and Roger Federer is being listed as favourite just in advance of defending champion Rafael Nadal. Federer has won the Gentlemen’s Singles competition at Wimbledon on six occasions including as recently as 2009 and is set to face off against French competitor Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the right to meet either Australian qualifier Bernard Tomic or Serbian contender Novak Djokovic on the semi-finals. has Federer at odds of 11/8 to take down a seventh Wimbledon title this year while is going for 8/5. The Swiss competitor would tie a record jointly held by Pete Sampras and William Renshaw if he was to succeed in collecting a seventh Gentlemen’s Singles title at Wimbledon with punters able to get odds of 13/8 at,,,, and on the 29-year-old doing just that this year. Similarly, has odds of 17/10 that Federer will triumph over all this year in southwest London just in advance of and with 87/50 and,,, and listing 7/4. A bit longer, and currently show Federer at odds of 9/5 to win it all this year before offering 11/6. For his part, Nadal went into this year’s Wimbledon tournament as hot favourite to repeat his Gentleman’s Singles success from last year with some bookmakers offering him at odds as short as 17/10. However, the Spaniard struggled to defeat both Gilles Muller from Luxembourg and Argentinean Juan Martin Del Potro in earlier rounds and must now face American number-one Mardy Fish. If Nadal makes it past the current world number- nine, he will then face either British favourite Andy Murray or fellow countryman Feliciano Lopez in the semi-finals.,,,, and currently show Nadal at odds of 9/4 to win a third Wimbledon title this year in advance of with 12/5 and and offering 5/2. Further down the spectrum,,,,, and are going with odds of 11/4 that Nadal win triumph in SW19 before and listing 143/50 and and showing 3/1.

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