Wimbledon Betting Preview: Odds, Favorites
The third Grand Slam of the tennis season gets underway at Wimbledon next week and it could be a very interesting tournament for tennis bettors.
On the men’s side, the Wimbledon winner for the last 14 years has been named Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or Murray. That’s very unlikely to change this year.
At the Bovada Sportsbook the tournament favorite is seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer at +200. Federer should be well rested and in good health after skipping the French Open earlier this month to prepare. He hasn’t won at Wimbledon since 2012, but he did win the Australian Open earlier this year and is always tough on Wimbledon’s grass.
Following Federer on the Wimbledon odds list are the usual suspects - Andy Murray at +350, Rafael Nadal at +400, and Novak Djokovic at +600.
Murray is the defending champion after recording his second Wimbledon win last year. He looks for a repeat as the No. 1 seed.
Nadal is an interesting pick after posting his 10th French Open championship win earlier this year. He has two Wimbledon titles under his belt, with the last coming in 2010.
Djokovic is a three-time Wimbledon champion with his last being the tail end of back-to-back titles in 2015. It’s been a disappointing Grand Slam season for Djokovic so far, as he was upset in the second round in Australia and bounced in the quarters in France.
On the women’s side, the seeding and the odds don’t match up at all.
The top seed is world No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber. At the Bovada Sportsbook, though, she’s a +1400 underdog. She did make the final at Wimbledon last year where she lost to Serena Williams.
The No. 2 seed Simona Halep is also an underdog at the sportsbook at +2000. Halep has never won a Grand Slam and her best finish at Wimbledon was making the semifinals in 2014.
The favorite on the women’s side is Petra Kvitova at +500. She’s just ahead of Karolina Pliskova, who follows at +550.
Kvitova was the Wimbledon champ in 2014 and 2011, but her season has been short so far after a knife attack in December forced her out for five months. She returned at the French Open where she was knocked out in the second round.
Pliskova has never won a Grand Slam title and hasn’t had much luck at Wimbledon in the past, having never gotten through the second round.
Besides Kvitova, the only other former Wimbledon champ on the women’s side is five-time winner Venus Williams. Her last win was way back in 2008, and she’s a +1200 underdog to turn back the clock.