3 Dark Horses Who Can Win the 2019 Wimbledon Men's Singles Title

By Paul Shapiro
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While defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is the favorite to win this year's men's singles title, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, there are a few long shots who could surprise the four-time champion at the All England Club.

Only considering players with 20-to-1 odds or longer, here are three dark horses who could win this year's men's singles title at Wimbledon.

1. Kevin Anderson (+5500)

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Let's start with the guy who lost to Djokovic in last year's final. Kevin Anderson keeps coming close, but just can't seem to get over the hump in a Major. The eighth-ranked player in the world is 8-2 with one title in 2019 and his big serve could be a difference maker at this year's Wimbledon. At 55-to-1 odds, he's one of the few players that could knock off Djoker, Roger Federer or French Open champ Rafael Nadal.

2. Stan Wawrinka (+5500)

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Another player with 55-to-1 odds that could come out on top is Stan Wawrinka. Not many tennis players outside of Djokovic, Federer and Nadal have been able to win Grand Slam singles titles over the past 15-plus years, yet Wawrinka has three. He won the Australian Open in 2014, the French Open in 2015 and the U.S. Open in 2016. While he hasn't won a tournament in 2019, Wawrinka seems to step up when the lights shine the brightest, and this could be the year that he finally finishes off the career Grand Slam.

3. Dominic Thiem (+4800)

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Dominic Thiem is primed for a break-through performance. After a runner-up finish to Nadal at the French Open for the second straight year, Thiem is ranked fourth on tour. He's 23-9 with two titles in 2019 and a win at Wimbledon would be a fitting next step. At 48-to-1, you could do a lot worse than the No. 4 ranked player in the world.


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