Carlos Alcaraz's stunning victory over Novak Djokovic in the 2023 Wimbledon final made him a multiple Grand Slam winner at the age of 20 and he is the favourite to triumph at the All England Club next year.
Djokovic's painful 6-1 6-7 1-6 6-3 4-6 loss to Alcaraz ended a sequence of 34 consecutive Wimbledon match wins, but he won the first two Grand Slams of 2023 and stands alone as the most successful male player of all time with 23 Grand Slam victories.
The Serbian remains on seven Wimbledon singles titles, one fewer than Roger Federer.
Danill Medvedev and Jannik Sinner were the losing semi-finalists this year and are and 14/1 for Wimbledon glory in 2024.
|What||Men's singles, Wimbledon 2024|
|Where||All England Club, London, England|
|When||Monday 1st July - Sunday 14th July 2024|
|How to watch||bet365 Sports Live Streaming, BBC & Eurosport|
|Odds||Carlos Alcaraz , Novak Djokovic 7/4, Danill Medvedev 12/1, Jannik Sinner 14/1, Holger Rune 25/1|
Carlos Alcaraz has burst onto the scene with two Grand Slam successes over the last 10 months but he has massive long-term ambitions and is the tournament favourite for Wimbledon 2024.
The Spanish sensation became the third youngest first-time Wimbledon men's winner, after 17-year-old Boris Becker and 20-year-old Bjorn Borg, and he looks well-placed to become a dominant force in the sport.
Doubts over Alcaraz's ability to master grass have been swept aside by his victories at Queen's Club and Wimbledon and his mental strength shone through at key moments against Djokovic, who is one of the greatest match players of all time.
The frightening thing for Alcaraz's opponents is that he has so much scope to improve.
With a big serve and superb volleying skills allied to crunching ground strokes and a delicate touch, Alcaraz has the tools to excel on any surface.
He already looks totally at ease on the Wimbledon lawns and will be tough to beat next year.
Djokovic's loss to Alcaraz on Centre Court felt like a big moment in the sport, but the Serbian remains a massive force and is only slightly bigger odds than Alcaraz to triumph at the All England Club next year.
It is worth remembering that Djokovic's loss to Alcaraz was his first defeat in 28 Grand Slam matches.
The Serbian remains as hungry as ever and will be determined to at least match Federer's record tally of eight Wimbledon victories.
Djokovic will be aware that the match against Alcaraz could have gone either way.
He advanced to the final in impressive style, dropping just two sets, but will be aware that time is not on his side.
A 36-year-old Federer became the oldest Open era Wimbledon men's champion by landing the last of his eight titles in 2017.
And that record will have to be broken if Djokovic is to add to his list of Wimbledon honours.
Outside of the two market leaders there are some much bigger prices starting with Russia's Daniil Medvedev, who is 12/1 to land his first Wimbledon title in 2024.
Medvedev's run to the semi-finals this year was a career-best effort at the All England Club where he had previously advanced no further than the fourth round.
There can be no doubting the ability and mental fortitude of Medvedev, who is a four-time Grand Slam finalist and the 2021 US Open champion.
But Medvedev was brushed aside 6-3 6-3 6-3 by Alcaraz in this year's Wimbledon semi-finals and would need to find a big improvement to prevail in future grass court events.
Big-serving Italian Jannik Sinner has an aggressive game well-suited to grass and his run to the semi-finals this year was a personal best effort at the All England Club.
Sinner's last two Wimbledon challenges have ended at the hands of Djokovic, who defeated him in five sets in 2022 and three this year.
However, Sinner is one of the more talented players among the younger generation and looks an obvious contender at future Grand Slam events.
Holger Rune has been making rapid progress and his run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals was another big step in the right direction.
The 20-year-old has the game to excel on any surface and has looked increasingly at home on the grass this season, reaching the semi-finals at Queen's Club before his run to the final eight at Wimbledon.
Rune ran into Alcaraz in the quarter-finals and put up a decent effort in a 6-7 4-6 4-6 defeat.
The Dane is unlikely to be too disheartened and it would be no great surprise to see him go further at the 2024 event.