'Carlos Alcaraz has already proven he can do it', says ATP legend

The odds of the bookmakers speak very clearly at the moment

by Simone Brugnoli
'Carlos Alcaraz has already proven he can do it', says ATP legend
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The odds of the bookmakers speak very clearly at the moment. Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner. Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz. They are the two main favorites for the Wimbledon tournament which starts next Monday 1 July and will have the final act on Sunday 14 July. The Wimbledon Tournament will start on July 1.

Novak Djokovic & Carlos Alcaraz, Wimbledon 2024
Novak Djokovic & Carlos Alcaraz, Wimbledon 2024© Clive Brunskill / Staff - Getty Images Sport

With Novak Djokovic’s health uncertain, the other players seem to be far behind the winners of the first two Grand Slam events of the year. Mats Wilander, former Swedish champion, winner of seven Grand Slam tournaments and now a columnist and commentator, spoke about the player he sees as a favorite for the Wimbledon tournament.

And Wilander seems to have a very clear opinion: for him the favorite for the final success at Wimbledon is Carlos Alcaraz.

Carlos Alcaraz is ready

The third Grand Slam of the season, Wimbledon, will start next Monday with the best players in the world battling for the most traditional trophy and one of the biggest on the ATP tour.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz© Getty Images Sport - James Fearn

Carlos Alcaraz will arrive as the defending champion and one of the big favorites despite not adding many games this year on turf, but as the champion of the second Major of 2024, Roland Garros, who arrived practically without filming.

Mats Wilander explains the basics of his stance: "I think Carlos Alcaraz is the favourite for Wimbledon.

Alcaraz has already shown himself and the other players in the locker room as well as the whole world that he can do it", he says referring to last year’s final against Novak Djokovic. The match allowed him to win the 2023 edition of the prestigious Grand Slam tournament on grass for the first time.

Speaking to Eurosport’s microphones, Mats Wilander has renewed his confidence in Carlos Alcaraz despite the defeat of the Spanish tennis player at the Queen’s by Jack Draper in the round of 16 rather than trust the world’s number 1 and winner of the Halle Jannik Sinner tournament.

Carlos Alcaraz