2018 Wimbledon Betting Odds Preview
Roger Federer and Serena Williams are once again the favorites heading into Wimbledon, as the tennis legends look to add another Grand Slam to their lengthy list of titles.
On the men’s side, eight-time and defending Wimbledon champion Federer is a +150 favorite at Bovada Sportsbook. Federer is repeating last year’s successful plan that saw him skip the French Open and the rest of the clay-court tournaments. Since returning from his break earlier this month, he’s won the Mercedes Cup and lost in the final of the Gerry Weber Open to Borna Coric.
Following Federer on the Wimbledon odds list at Bovada Sportsbook are the usual suspects, Rafael Nadal at +500 and Novak Djokovic at +650. Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion and the No. 2 seed in the tournament, hasn’t won Wimbledon in 10 years and hasn’t reached the final since 2011.
Djokovic continues to try to find his old form after a few years of injury troubles and elbow surgery. The three-time Wimbledon champion last won in 2015 and bowed out in the quarterfinals a year ago.
The only player not named Federer, Nadal or Djokovic to win at Wimbledon in the last 15 years is Andy Murray. He just returned to the tour earlier this month after a lengthy absence due to hip surgery. His long inactivity means he’ll be unseeded at Wimbledon and a +900 underdog to add a third title.
Serena Williams +450 fave to take women’s title
On the women’s side, Serena Williams makes her return to Wimbledon as a +450 favorite. The seven-time Wimbledon champion missed last year’s tournament due to the birth of her first child. Last month in her first Grand Slam since making her return, she made it to the fourth round of the French Open before withdrawing with an injury.
If Williams continues to show some rust, it could open the door for Petra Kvitova or Garbine Muguruza to win another Wimbledon title. Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, follows Williams on the odds list at +600, but she did pull out of a tournament this week with a hamstring injury that could hamper her at Wimbledon.
Muguruza, the defending Wimbledon champion, is a +800 underdog to repeat.
If you’re looking for value on the women’s side, your best bets may be Simona Halep at +1800 and Caroline Wozniacki at +2000.
Halep, the No. 1 player in the world, finally won her first Grand Slam earlier this year at the French Open. She’s never made it past the semis at Wimbledon but could be worth the risk this year.
Wozniacki, the world No. 2, won her first Grand Slam this year in Australia. She’s never been past the fourth round at Wimbledon.