Del Potro looked back to his best against Federer and has seen his odds shorten for Wimbledon as a result.
Juan Martin Del Potro announced his return to tennis’ top table last night by inflicting Roger Federer’s first defeat of 2018 in what was a thriller in the Indian Wells final.
The 29 year-old used his destructive forehand and serve to great effect against Federer, meaning the Swiss had little chance to break him during the match.
What proved to be the main signal of Del Potro being back to his best though was his backhand, which he has struggled with since his return from a serious wrist injury. Now hitting off that wing far flatter than previously in his career, he turned that weakness into a strength against Federer and that certainly bodes well for the rest of the season.
That’s seen his odds slashed from 33/1 to as short as 10/1 to win Wimbledon, with 68% of bets placed on the Argentine in that market since the start of the final.
He’s also seen an overwhelming amount of support for the US Open, where the courts suit his game far better and where he’d have the most chance of winning another slam.
His odds have come in from 20/1 to 12/1 and he’s seen 94% of bets in the same time period to triumph at Flushing Meadows once again, having won the last slam of the year in 2009.
Oddschecker spokesperson, George Elek: "This absorbing encounter announced Del Potro back on the world stage and punters have reacted.
While Federer remains the king of Centre Court, the Argentine certainly will have a great chance of winning his second US Open later this year if he continues his scintillating hard court form."