2019 Wimbledon Betting Odds Preview
Tennis’ best hit the grass in England this weekend as the third Grand Slam of the season gets underway at Wimbledon.
On the men’s side, the favorites should be easy for any tennis bettor to figure out. Over the last 16 years, only four men have won at Wimbledon and one of them, Andy Murray, may not play this year as he continues his return from hip surgery. The other three are obviously Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
The favorite from the dominant trio is reigning Wimbledon champion and four-time winner Djokovic. At Bovada Sportsbook, he’s a +150 favorite on the Wimbledon men’s futures. Last year’s win at Wimbledon was Djokovic’s first since he won back to back in 2014 and 2015. Since winning the Australian Open earlier this season, Djokovic has also won the Madrid Open and reached the final of the Italian Open during the clay court season.
Following Djokovic on the futures odds is Federer at +330. The eight-time Wimbledon champion last won in 2017 after a four-year drought. Last year Federer was bounced in the quarterfinals. In a tune-up on grass last week, he won the Halle Open as the top seed.
Nadal comes in next at +550. The two-time Wimbledon champ last won in 2010 and hasn’t had very good showings since. He reached the semifinals last year, which was his best finish in the tournament since reaching the final in 2011.
Barty a +350 favorite to win Wimbledon women’s crown
Over on the women’s side, Angelique Kerber is the defending champion, but she’s a +1200 underdog at Bovada to repeat. The favorite is Ashleigh Barty at +350.
Ranked No. 1 in the world following her first Grand Slam win at the French Open, Barty will attempt to make it past the third round at Wimbledon for the first time. She won her last tournament on grass, the Birmingham Classic.
Following Barty on the Wimbledon women’s futures is seven-time champion Serena Williams at +600. Williams reached the finals last year before falling to Kerber in straight sets. She is looking for her first Grand Slam win since 2017.
Rounding out the top five on the women’s futures are two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at +900, Naomi Osaka at +1000 and Kerber at +1200.
Kvitova last won at Wimbledon in 2014. Before reaching the final in this year’s Australian Open, Kvitova had not advanced past the quarterfinals in a Grand Slam since her Wimbledon win in 2014.
Osaka has not won another tournament this season since claiming her second Grand Slam at the Australian Open. She’ll be looking to rebound following a disappointing showing last week at the Birmingham Classic where she was ousted in the second round.