Roger Federer has won Wimbledon seven times, most recently in 2012 when he defeated Andy Murray in the men's singles final. On top of that result, Federer has a trio of historical wins in the finals against Andy Roddick, two against Rafael Nadal, and one against Mark Philippoussis. As the draw date for Wimbledon 2017 approaches, Federer is considered the odds-on favorite to win Wimbledon this season. Certainly, his history at the event, the fact that he recently won in Halle, and the fact that he won the most recent Grand Slam event that he contested are all factors affecting the betting trends.

Federer priced at 2 to 1 to win

Federer is priced at +200 (2 to 1) with multiple sportsbooks to win Wimbledon 2017, along with Stan James and William Hill. If you converted those odds into an implied percentage, Federer has a 33.3% chance of winning the title at the All England Club this season. That is a very large share of the market, especially when you consider that Federer will be just one of 128 players in the main draw.

The victory at ATP Halle should be a major confidence boost. Federer had lost early in Stuttgart in the previous week and it was not clear what that meant after taking a couple months off of tennis and skipping the clay-court events. However, Federer defeating Alexander Zverev, a top-notch player on tour with the potential to get to No.

1 someday, in the final of Halle shows that the Swiss Maestro's form is good enough to compete with the best on tour. After all, Zverev is the fifth-best player on year-to-date rankings and he recently won the 2017 Rome Masters.

Will Federer's age factor in?

Roger Federer will turn 36 years old this summer, yet the younger players on tour still can't take their eyes off of him for one split second in any match.

Whether he is over-rated or under-rated heading into Wimbledon 2017 is a matter that will be settled on the court. Certainly, a compelling argument in favor of Federer winning would be the Australian Open title from earlier this season. Federer has played better at Wimbledon than at Melbourne Park over the years as attested by the title counts.

If Federer can outlast the competition at the Aussie, then it stands to reason that he can do so at Wimbledon as well.

But Wimbledon 2017 might be described as a tournament that lacks a heavy favorite. The recent champions are Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, two players that aren't playing at the high standard that they've played over the last few years. Rafael Nadal is playing at a high standard and, unlike Federer, he's not yet outside of his prime. At the age of 31, he could be seen at the tail end of it, but clearly, he still has the wherewithal to do major damage in Grand Slams. Heading into Wimbledon 2017, it simply looks like there is all to play for, a Grand Slam tournament that might be better enjoyed than predicted.