Djokovic to beat Dimitrov in straight sets at 15/8
Coral’s daily Wimbledon offer continues with fantastically enhanced odds of 15/8 (11/8 in the usual market) for world number two and top seed Novak Djokovic to beat Grigor Dimitrov, who is playing in uncharted territory.
The six-time Grand Slam-winning Serb is playing in his fifth successive semi-final at SW19, and is already a past champion here, in 2011. Djokovic was the pre-tournament favourite with Coral, and is now odds-on to lift the title again at 4/5.
Dimitrov, meanwhile, although is now the world number 13, has largely unimpressed in all Grand Slams. Prior to this tournament, the Bulgarian had never reached beyond the second round at Wimbledon in four attempts. He has only played in one quarter-final – at the Australian Open this year – but other than that has not gone further than the third round, so is sure to suffer from nerves.
Djokovic and Dimitrov have faced each other four times before, with the former winning three of them, all in straight sets, including the most recent one at the French Open last year. The Serb came back to resoundingly beat him 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in the round of 32 in that match, and the 23-year-old Bulgarian is priced odds-on to get less than 18.5 games again at 10/11.
In Djokovic’s matches so far this year at Wimbledon, he has managed to beat all of Andrey Golubev, Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga all in straight sets. He is a man in top form, after coming form behind to beat Marin Cilic in the quarters.
The 27-year-old has reached the final in 11 of his last 15 Grand Slams, including the most recent French Open.