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2022 Wimbledon odds, picks, predictions: Proven tennis expert says Carlos Alcaraz primed for upset

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Nadal's expected showdown with Roger Federer fails to materialize.  © Provided by CBS Sports

Nadal's expected showdown with Roger Federer fails to materialize. 

Novak Djokovic has a strong chance to close the gap on the record for men's Grand Slam titles when the 2022 Wimbledon men's singles competition gets under way Monday. But the man who holds that record with 22, Rafael Nadal, also is among the favorites at the All England Club in London. Djokovic has 20 Grand Slam singles victories and is aiming for his fourth straight Wimbledon title, and seventh overall. Nadal has won it twice, but not since 2010, and 14 of his championships have come on the clay at the French Open. Mario Berrettini, who lost to Djokovic in the final last year in London, also is among the favorites, and two-time WImbledon champ Andy Murray could be a dark horse if he is fully healthy. Carlos Alcaraz, the 19-year-old Spaniard who has won three times this season, also could be in the mix.

Djokovic is the clear -145 favorite (risk $145 to win $100) in the latest 2022 Wimbledon odds for the men's single draw from Caesars Sportsbook. Berrettini is second in the odds at +550, with Nadal priced at +650. Alcaraz is +800, Hubert Hurkacz and Felix Auger-Aliassime are both at +1400 and Murray is a longer shot at 25-1. Before making any men's 2022 Wimbledon picks or predictions, you need to see who tennis expert Sean Calvert is backing.

Calvert is the famed handicapper who called Stan Wawrinka winning the 2014 Australian Open at 60-1 -- the last Australian title won by someone other than Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer. In 2019, Calvert took down a huge score on Dominic Thiem winning Indian Wells at 80-1, among many stunning calls. 

Now, Calvert has scrutinized the latest Wimbledon 2022 odds and released his coveted best bets to win it all. He's sharing all of his expert picks and analysis at SportsLine.

Top 2022 Wimbledon men's predictions

One surprise: Shockingly, Calvert is fading Alcaraz, and even thinks the young Spaniard could be going home very early. The 19-year-old has opened a lot of eyes with his performance this season, going 32-4 overall and winning on clay in Madrid, Barcelona and Rio on the hard courts in Miami. He lost to Nadal in the semifinals at Indian Wells and to Alexander Zverev in four sets in the French Open quarterfinals. But grass is a relatively new experience for him, so he could struggle.

Alcaraz has played just two senior matches on the surface, and he was drummed out of Wimbledon quickly by Daniil Medvedev in the first round last year. He also was unable to play in any of the warm-up events because of an elbow injury, so Calvert just doesn't see the young star having the experience to get through a quarter featuring Djokovic. The expert says he wouldn't be shocked if Alcaraz falls in the first-round match against Jan-Lennard Struff.  

How to make 2022 Wimbledon men's picks 

Instead, Calvert is backing two huge underdogs to reach the final who both come in at 40-1 or higher. Both of these players should be able to take advantage of the weakened draw and are capable of pulling off major upsets. See who they are at SportsLine.

So who wins the 2022 Wimbledon men's singles title? And which long shots could make a serious run at the Grand Slam title? Visit SportsLine now to see Sean Calvert's bets for Wimbledon 2022, all from the renowned tennis expert who called Wawrinka winning the Australian Open at 60-1, and find out. 

2022 Wimbledon odds, favorites 

Novak Djokovic -140

Matteo Berrettini +550

Rafael Nadal +650

Carlos Alcaraz +800

Hubert Hurkacz +1400

Felix Auger-Aliassime +1400

Nick Kyrgios +1800

Stefanos Tsitsipas +1800

Marin Cilic +2000

Andy Murray +2500

Denis Shapovalov +3500

Taylor Fritz +5000

John Isner +5000

Jannik Sinner +5000

Cameron Norrie +5000

Casper Ruud +6500

Tim Van Rijthoven +6500

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