The third and arguably greatest of the four Grand Slam tournaments is now under way with the best players in the world battling it out on the famous grass courts of West London.

Tennis and betting fans have been drooling at the prospect of one of the most open events in years as the ‘Big Four’ players in the men’s circuit all in with a realistic chance of winning the title. In fact, Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic are all still available at 4/1 or higher with Roger Federer starting as 9/4 favourite.

Andy Murray arrives here as reigning champion but his 2017 form has left a lot to be desired. Much of that could be due to the weight of expectation placed on his shoulders after finally reaching number one in the world, while the gruelling journey to reach that summit may have also taken its toll.

However, if there is one event that Murray can lift himself for it is this. He has reached at least the semi-final stage in eight of the last nine editions of this tournament, winning the overall crown twice. Grass is clearly his favourite domain and home advantage still counts for a lot in an event like this. While Federer is attracting plenty of interest in the betting markets, the Scot looks like the best value pick in the men’s event.

Another player worth watching might be Alexander Zverev, who is knocking on the door of a big Grand Slam performance and could be on course for a quarter-final clash with Roger Federer. He is well-known for his excellent serving skills and his recent stats on grass put him right up there with the best. The 20-year-old could be worth backing as the winner of the third quarter with prices as high as 17/2 available.

You can back Murray to win the title at a huge 6/1 with Betfair.

The more adventurous bettors might want to consider a small punt on Zverev to win the third quarter at a price of 17/2.

Betfair is our bookmaker of choice for all tennis betting.

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