Since the heydey of Fred Perry in the 1930s, British men’s tennis had been in the doldrums until the emergence of Andy Murray. He helped propel the British Davis Cup team to its first victory since 1936, but, Murray aside, British tennis is high on potential but low on product.
Edmund turned professional in 2011, and although he is still way down the ATP Tour rankings, he won five Challenger Tour titles in 2015 and 2016 and was a part of the successful British Davis Cup winning side of 2015.
Bet on Kyle Edmund
It’s probably too early to start backing Edmund to win ATP Tour events, but he does have potential and if starts to show signs of rapid improvement, he could be a good bet to reach the last eight of clay court or hard court event.
Kyle Edmund odds
Edmund is likely to be on offer at big prices throughout 2017, but bookmakers will start to shorten him if he shows continued improvement.
Evans was a promising junior player who turned professional in 2006, but he has struggled to make an impact as a senior, though he has won several Challenger Tour titles and has climbed into the top sixty of the world rankings.
Bet on Daniel Evans
2016 was a good year for Evans and if he can build on that, he is capable of picking up a minor ATP Tour event, probably on a hard court surface.
Daniel Evans odds
Evans is likely to be available at big odds throughout the 2017 season, although like all British players, he will be a touch shorter for Wimbledon.
Other British players
Liam Broady is a young left-hander of some potential though he is yet to win a Challenger Tour event, while, Aljaz Bedene is a twenty-seven-year-old who changed his allegience from Slovenia in 2015 and was at one time ranked inside the top fifty. South African-born Cameron Norrie and Lloyd Glasspool also have potential, but both yet to turn professional.
Bet on Other British players
Of the other British players mentioned, Bedene is the likeliest betting option, given his experience, but if he is to pick up an ATP Tour event, it would have to be a weak one. None of Broady, Norrie or Glasspool are yet at the stage where they can make an impact.
Other British players odds
If you feel like betting on any of these British players, you should be able to find some generous odds throughout 2017, although the pressure of the patriotic pound means bookmakers are likely to offer least value about these four atWimbledon.