Wimbledon, London, Great Britain Betting Tips
July 2 sees the world’s leading tennis tournament begin. All roads will lead to Wimbledon for the only grass court Grand Slam tournament of the year. Every day until the Men’s Singles final which is scheduled to take place on Sunday July 15, the world’s top players will be bidding to make history.
Wimbledon 2018: Can Federer Do it Again?
None more so than the defending champion Roger Federer who has won this title on a record eight times. Already this year the Swiss legend has won the Australian Open and as was the case last year, he missed the clay season to give himself ample time to prepare his bid to win a ninth Wimbledon title and the 21st Grand Slam of his illustrious career. He won the recent Stuttgart grass tournament but suffered a surprise loss on grass at the Halle Open. However, he remains the solid favourite to win this tournament a month before his 37th birthday.
Nadal Not such a Force on Grass
Rafael Nadal again proved that he is the King of Clay by winning yet another French Open title this year. He may have won the French Open again but never plays any warm-up grass tournaments and hasn’t made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon since 2011. In the past couple of years only two of his titles have been won on a surface other than clay and none on grass.
Djokovic on the Comeback Trail
Former champion and World Number One, Novak Djokovic has had plenty of injury problems in the past year but is back in the top 20. He reached the final at Queen’s last week losing to Marin Cilic. He has won this title three times and if staying fit, another title challenge is expected this year.
Novak Djokovic is 11/2 at Betfair to win Wimbledon.
Better Luck for Cilic this Year?
Marin Cilic has reached at least the quarter finals in the last three Wimbledon tournaments. He lost to Federer in the final last year when not fully fit and this year has already lost in the Australian Open and won the Queen’s tournament beating Novak Djokovic in the final. He has a great chance of winning his first Wimbledon title this year.
There are odds of 7/1 at Bet365 on Marin Cilic winning the title.
Andy Murray has two Wimbledon titles to his name and was the defending champion last year. He lost in the quarter finals and a hip injury has kept him off the court until a comeback on June 19 at Queen’s. He still isn’t certain to play at Wimbledon this year, fearful of the tough schedule and five-set matches. It’d be great to see him back on Centre Court but there seems little chance of him being a title contender this year.
You can get odds of 16/1 at Unibet on Andy Murray winning the Wimbledon title.
Alexander Zverev is ranked third in the world, a distance behind the legendary top two, but has yet to really make his mark in a Grand Slam tournament. The 21-year-old German has yet to reach the semi-final of one of the top four tournaments in the world and his best performance at Wimbledon is reaching the fourth round last year. He lost in his first match at Halle last week and needs to improve on grass if he’s going to challenge Federer.
There are odds of 14/1 on Alexander Zverev winning Wimbledon
Juan Martin del Potro is fourth in the rankings and certainly has the game to cause anyone problems if fit. It’s nine years since he won his only Grand Slam, but he did win his first Masters 100 title this year beating Roger Federer at Indian Wells. His best performance at Wimbledon was a semi-final in 2013.
Juan Martin del Potro is 22/1 at Betfair to win Wimbledon 2018
Nick Kyrgios is likely to make the headlines in some way at Wimbledon, but will it be for winning rather than shouting? The Australian has only once made the quarter finals here. He reached the semi-finals at Queen’s so perhaps this could be his year and he’s only 16/1 at William Hill to win the title.
Also consider Gregor Dimitrov who was a semi-finalist here in 2014 and is 28/1 at William Hill.
While Andy Murray is unlikely to mount a title challenge, another British player might. Kyle Edmund is 17th in the rankings and reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open this year and is 80/1 at William Hill.