The Wimbledon Tennis Championships, simple known Wimbledon, is the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament on the ATP Tour. It is one of the four Grand Slams in a calendar season, sitting between the French and US Open. Known for its strict rules, the strawberry-cream combo, and the absence of ads on the courts, Wimbledon has achieved a reputation other tournaments still lack.
Wimbledon is the only tournament played on grass – the French Open is played on clay, while the Australian and US Open are played on hard courts. It was established in 1877 and there were 132 editions up to 2018. Traditionally, the tournament is played in the last weeks of June and early July. It always starts on the last Monday in June and culminates with the men and women single’s finals that take place over the weekend. Recent tour changes have pushed Wimbledon forward to start in early July.
The Wimbledon Tennis Championship is played at the wonderful All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. The Centre Court is the main attraction where the finals take place. In order to minimize loss of time due to rain, the Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof in 2009.
In terms of titles, Swiss maestro Roger Federer tops the list with eight. The last one came in 2017, with Federer unable to defend the title in 2018 due to his loss to Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals. The current champion is Novak Djokovic who had a brilliant comeback last season and claimed his fourth Wimbledon title.
The Wimbledon tennis odds are already out at bookies this year, with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer understandably taking the top. If you’re a tennis fan and punter, the odds are quite impressive for some of the players and could potentially earn you a nice sum of money.
Event Date: Jul 1 – Jul 14, 2019
Can Novak Djokovic Win a Fifth Title?
After taking some time off in 2017 due to injuries and starting 2018 in bad shape, Novak Djokovic did the incredible and won Wimbledon to everyone’s surprise. He entered the tournament as the 12th seed and went on to defeat tricky opponents in the draw, including Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals and Rafael Nadal in the semifinal. He set up a grand finale against Kevin Anderson and blew the South African away, winning in straight sets.
It was Djokovic’s fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam overall. By the end of the season, he took over the number 1 spot on the ATP Tour once again. He’s still on the top of the list and barring any injuries or something unusual taking place, Djokovic is widely expected to continue his domination.
Novak Djokovic is the bookie’s favourite to win the upcoming Wimbledon Championships. He’s available for 6/4 at BetVision, MansionBet, SportPesa, and Fun88, in front of Federer and Nadal. Those odds are not bad at all and will double your investment should you decide to place a bet on the Serbian tennis player.
Can Federer Make History Once Again?
No matter the age or his position on the ATP rankings, Roger Federer will always be considered a Wimbledon favourite. The man is an absolute beast on grass, with 8 Wimbledon titled behind his name. This year, even at the ripe age of 37, Federer is expected to challenge for the title once again. He failed to defend the title after suffering a quarter-final loss to Kevin Anderson in a match where he led 2 sets to love and had a match point in the third.
Federer is right behind Djokovic at bookies with odds of 7/2 (Fun88, BetVision, SportPesa, MansionBet). The Swiss maestro definitely has the set of skills required to win Grand Slams, and Wimbledon is his favourite one. With a bit of luck in the draw, he could very well be on his way to the final and possibly even win it all. A ninth Wimbledon title is definitely a record that will take some time to be broken if it happens at all.
Betting on the Swiss maestro would more than quadruple your investment. If we were you, we’d not miss the chance to place a bet on Federer – it could very well be worth it.
Can Rafa Nadal Get Back on the Throne?
Even though he won Wimbledon twice, Rafa Nadal hasn’t been as successful at All England Club as much as he’s been at Roland Garros. His last title came back in 2010, and he hasn’t been able to lift the Wimbledon trophy since then. Still, Nadal is a top-3 favourite at any tournament he enters and that’s the case with this year’s Wimbledon as well.
Nadal has been made a 3rd favourite behind Djokovic and Federer, and that’s understandable. He’s being given odds of 6/1 at MansionBet, SportPesa, Fun88, and BetVision, which will give you a 7x return and possibly earn you a nice sum of money. Don’t underestimate the Spanish tennis legend. He’s a fierce fighter who can defeat anyone even when not playing to his standards.
Additionally, Nadal’s surely eager for a new Wimbledon title after nearly a decade and that will play a key part in his championship bid.
Marin Cilic – a Darkhorse Favourite?
With one Grand Slam on his back and a Wimbledon final he lost to Roger Federer in 2017, Marin Cilic has emerged as a top-10 favourite at any tournament he enters. The Croatian player is a heavy hitter who can take down the big guns anytime. With his third Grand Slam final appearance at the Australian Open in 2018, Cilic showed he’s no to be taken lightly. Bookies definitely recognize his potential, making him a 4th and darkhorse favourite for the upcoming Wimbledon Championships.
With odds of 12/1 at SportPesa, Fun88, BetVision, and MansionBet, a bet on the Croat can earn you a more than nice return. It’s not like he’s without chances as well. If the draw is kind to him and any of the favourites slip up, Cilic will grab the chance with both hands.
If he gets to the final, all bets are off. His tough serves and heavy hits can defeat any player, even great returners such as Djokovic and Nadal. If we were in your shoes, a small bet on Cilic sounds like a smart idea.