AUTHOR: Star Sports Content

We don’t want Djokovic in the office….

It’s finally here. Wimbledon finals weekend!

Who’d have thought the hot odds on favourite Serena Williams wouldn’t be here defending her title?! She’s one of the greatest ever and has been in the form of her life winning three out of the last four slams before crashing out at Wimbledon to Sabine Lisicki. And it’s her conqueror who lived up to the pressure and made it to the final.

Now as there’s only two women left you really just have to pick one and stick to your guns. For me that lady is Bartoli at 7/4. I think the odds should be a lot closer. There’s been a very steely resolve about her through the whole tournament. She hasn’t dropped a set and seems to have put personal problems of the past behind her. Having also been a beaten finalist that was overwhelmed by the occasion, this time around she’ll be a lot better mentally prepared and this should be a mini advantage over Lisicki. With this advantage I’d recommend Bartoli 2-0 at 4/1. She can catch Lisicki cold in the first set and grind out the second. However, if it goes to a third set I’d slightly favour Lisicki as she looks the fitter of the two. So, it’s all or nothing for Bartoli. Sit back and enjoy!

Now the men’s. There isn’t really much to say apart from please let Murray win! We don’t want Djokovic in the office and the whole country wants Murray. Djoko has played by far the better tennis – the SF with Del Potro was one of the highest standard matches I’ve seen in a very long time. However, I think Murray realises this is a fantastic opportunity and will raise his game to the absolute maximum. The crowd will be electric which he feeds off. So take the 6/4 and enjoy what promises to be a cracker. It’s a shame Djokovic will have to lose but the nation needs a Murray victory!

I’ve gone against the two favs but this tournament has been full of surprises. Enjoy.