Anybody who beats both World No. 2 Roger Federer and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic to claim his first French Open crown has got to be a strong contender at Wimbledon. The Swiss standout Stan Wawrinka must like his chances. It wasn’t as Wawrinka caught either Federer or Djokovic off his game in Paris — Wawrinka simply beat both men by outperforming them. Andy Roddick tweeted during the final that “These two guys look like they’re playing video games. Unreal tennis.” Djokovic usually wins those unreal matches. Not this time.
Wawrinka will likely be seeded in the top four at Wimbledon, though the traditional “Big Four” — Djokovic, Federer, Murray and Nadal — are the early betting favorites. Wawrinka is listed at 14-to-1, which makes him the fifth favorite according to betting odds. Wawrinka has played in ten Wimbledons, with his best finish coming last year when he made the quarterfinals.