If you're looking for Rafael Nadal's name on the latest tennis odds to win Wimbledon at Bovada you won't find it – he was bounced from the event by unheralded Lukas Rosol in second-round action on Thursday in a Grand Slam upset for the ages. That means the Big Three of men's tennis is down to the Big Two, with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer still alive at the tournament and in action on Friday as the event heads into its third round.
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Djokovic, Federer atop men's odds to win Wimbledon
Nadal lost 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to Rosol of the Czech Republic, falling as the No. 2 seed at the tournament as a big favorite in that match. Top-seeded Djokovic, on the other hand, got past American Ryan Harrison in the second round by scores of 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, and he'll next face No. 28 Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic as a -5000 favorite on Friday; Stepanek is the +1100 underdog in the match. Djokovic is the clear favorite on the tennis futures at Bovada to win Wimbledon now, as he's listed at 10/11 heading into Friday.
Federer is just behind Djokovic at 11/4 on the odds to win Wimbledon at Bovada after he took care of Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in his second-round match. The No. 3 seed at the tournament, Federer moves on to face No. 29 Julien Benneteau of France in the third round on Friday, and he's listed as the big -10000 favorite; Benneteau is set at +2200.
Murray survives the second round, won't meet Nadal
No. 4 Andy Murray was going to have to face Nadal to make it to the final of Wimbledon, but with the upset on Thursday he's now the top seed in the bottom half of the draw as he gets set to take on Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in third-round action on Saturday. Murray, though, had a tough time in the second round, needing four long sets to get past Ivo Karlovic of Croatia by scores of 7-5, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6. Murray is at 11/2 odds to win Wimbledon, and he's the -1200 favorite for Saturday's match; Baghdatis is set at +600.
The second tier of contenders in the men's draw on the Wimbledon futures heading into the weekend are Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (14/1), Milos Raonic (20/1), and Juan Martin Del Potro (25/1). Andy Roddick and David Ferrer are both set at 100/1 on those tennis futures, with those two set to meet in third-round action on Saturday. No. 7 Ferrer has been listed as the -240 favorite for that Saturday match, with No. 30 Roddick the underdog of +180.
Sharapova, Serena continue to roll in women's draw
Over in the women's draw top-seeded Maria Sharapova will play her third-round match on Friday after outlasting Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 7-6, 6-7, 6-0 in the second round. Sharapova will next take on Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei as a -3300 favorite on Friday; Hseih is the +1000 underdog for the match. No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska will also hit the court on Friday, and she sits as the -600 favorite against Heather Watson of Great Britain (+375).
On Saturday No. 6 Serena Williams will be a -2000 favorite against No. 25 Jie Zheng of China (+800), with Williams making short work of Melina Czink of Hungary in a 6-1, 6-4 win in the second round. Defending women's champion and No. 4 seed Petra Kvitova will also be in action on Saturday, as she'll be taking on Varvara Lepchenko of the United States after blowing past Elena Baltacha of Great Britain 6-0, 6-4 in the second round.
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