By News Team
Last Updated: 8th July 2018
The Wimbledon 2018 odds have changed drastically after nine of the top 10 women’s seeds and 14 of the top 21 men’s seeds failed to make it to the second week.
No Brits remain, but many big names do ahead of the most exciting day of the year’s third Grand Slam, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber.
Why’s it the most exciting day? Because all 16 players left on both the men’s and women’s sides play their fourth-round matches. We’ve tried sniffing out the next batch of upsets:
Wimbledon 2018 odds – Gael Monfils to beat Kevin Anderson @ 6/5
A Wimbledon quarter-final is the sole omission from 2004 junior champion Monfils’ Grand Slam collection, but it’s a slight surprise that he’s an outsider against eighth seed Anderson.
After all, he’s got the better of the South African in all five career meetings, conceding a single set from the 11 they’ve contested.
The fourth round was Anderson’s SW19 undoing in 2014, 2015 and 2017 and he’s never been further. In fact, he’s lost 10 of his 12 fourth-round matches across all four majors.
Wimbledon 2018 odds – Su-Wei Hsieh to beat Dominika Cibulkova @ 11/8
In a first week full of shocks, Hsieh claimed the biggest scalp of all, taking out top seed and French Open winner Simona Halep despite dropping the first set.
Five of the other six players to have eliminated one of the top eight seeds proved it was no fluke by triumphing again in the next round, yet the Taiwanese number one is 11/8 to do so.
Hsieh has actually had a better year at the Grand Slams than her higher-ranked opponent, winning six of eight matches and seeing off Garbine Muguruza and Agnieszka Radwanska in Australia.
Wimbledon 2018 odds – Ernests Gulbis to take Kei Nishikori to five sets @ 27/10
Wimbledon has found a new marathon man in Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis who, having already battled through qualifying, won each of his first-week matches in five energy-sapping sets.
His latest success came from 2-1 down against fourth seed Alexander Zverev, bossing the decider 6-0 to become the first player since Janko Tipsarevic in 2007 to start the grass court Grand Slam with a trio of 3-2 victories.
Nishikori has contested five five-setters at his last five majors – a stat that rolls off the tongue – so appears to be due another.