Wimbledon shake-up after shocks

  • Last Updated: July 1 2014, 23:50 BST

It is all change in the Wimbledon betting markets after shock defeats for Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova on Tuesday.

Nick Kyrgios: Celebrates upsetting Rafael Nadal
Nick Kyrgios: Celebrates upsetting Rafael Nadal

The bookies reacted by slashing Roger Federer's odds and making Petra Kvitova the new favourite for the ladies' crown.

Federer is no longer on a collision course with his nemesis Nadal, who he trails 23-10 in their head-to-head, after the Spaniard suffered a shock defeat 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios.

The Australian defied odds of 9/1 to beat the 14-time Grand Slam champion 7-6 5-7 7-6 6-3.

Kyrgios has now been cut to 16/1 (general) to win Wimbledon, having entered the tournament at odds as big as 5000/1, with his current price now actually shorter than Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka (18/1 general, or 19/1 with betway)

Sitting on the other side of the draw, favourites Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were also been trimmed slightly with some firms. Djokovic is now a best of 7/4 (general) with Murray 3/1 to retain his title with bwin.

Murray faces a well-fancied outsider for the title in Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

In the ladies' draw, the two favourites have already tumbled out, with Sharapova following Serena Williams through the exit door.

2011 winner Kvitova is the only Grand Slam winner left in the draw and is now a general 7/4 favourite, followed by the highest seed remaining, Simona Halep (7/2 general, 17/4 bwin).

Rising star Eugenie Bouchard is next at 9/2 (Spreadex) with Sharapova's conqueror Angelique Kerber a best of 8/1 (Boylesports).

Coral's John Hill, whose firm have Kvitova at 13/8, said: "We've seen upset after upset so far in the women's tournament. Kvitova is a former champion so she knows how to go all the way, that is why she is heading the betting going into the semi-finals."

  • Posted at 2340 BST on 01/07/2014.