Wimbledon Betting Tips
This year's Wimbledon - taking place from Monday 18th June to Sunday 11th July at the All England Club in South West London - will see the world's top tennis players battle it out for one of the sport's coveted four Grand Slams.
Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam played on grass - a fast surface conducive to the game's biggest hitters and reliable returners. So as we approach Wimbledon Fortnight, who are the leading contenders on both sides of the draw? In this article, we weigh both the men's and women's favourites.
Men’s Wimbledon Betting TIps
The reigning champion of Wimbledon is unsurprisingly the favourite to win the title again in 2021. Coming off the back of a surprising French Open win in June, Djokovic looks as unbeatable as ever. He’s won this tournament five times since 2011, the fourth highest tally of the professional era. So there is no reason that Djokovic shouldn’t be seen in the latter stages of this tournament, and anything other than at least a Wimbledon Final appearance would have to be considered a disappointment for the Serb. Even at 13/20, that’s as good a value as you’re likely to find for Djokovic at any tournament this summer.
Moving onto someone with slightly lower expectations, Daniil Medvedev is the 6/1 second-favourite heading into Wimbledon. The 25 year old Russian comes into the tournament ranked number two in the world behind Novak Djokovic, and it looks almost certain that Medvedev will beat his previous best at Wimbledon of the third round, which he reached in 2018 and 2019. He’s also fresh off a Mallorca Championship’s win, his first-ever title on grass. It’s clear that Medvedev’s recent preparation has been going to plan. With a favourable run to the final, a Medvedev v Djokovic final looks to be on the cards.
What is there to say about Roger Federer that hasn’t been said before? The eight-time Wimbledon winner is the greatest to ever do it at SW19, and even at 39, we can’t write him off. He comes into the tournament as the sixth seed, which means he does avoid a potential matchup with Novak Djokovic until the Final. Federer’s best years are obviously behind him, but there is still more than enough quality for him to win a few games here. Against the younger, fitter players in the draw, Federer may struggle. But, as long as he can control the pace of a game, there are few matches that Federer won’t be favourite in. This might be one of the last times that we see a fully fit Federer at Wimbledon, so expect him to make the most of his opportunity and get as far as he can.
Women’s Wimbledon Betting Tips
Wimbledon represents the pinnacle of the sport for tennis players, and 2021's edition - taking place from Monday 28th June to Sunday 11th July at the All England Club in London - promises to be a mouthwatering affair.
The women's tournament has more of an unpredictable feel to it, which means more excitement for the fans. Let's take a look at which ladies could challenge for one of tennis's ultimate prizes - the Venus Rosewater Dish.
The World Number 1 is unsurprisingly favourite to win Wimbledon this year on the women's side of the tournament. However, Barty's preparation for Wimbledon has been less than ideal, as she was forced to withdraw at both the Italian Open and the French Open, thanks to different injuries. When fit, there is no doubt that Barty is at the top of her game. A fourth round career-high exit at Wimbledon in 2019 will surely be bested this summer, and in a wide-open bracket, there's no reason that Barty can't go all the way.
Similar to Roger Federer in the men's tournament, there aren't many words left to describe Serena Williams' tennis career at this point. At 39, Williams' is undoubtedly the greatest female tennis player of her generation and arguably the greatest of all time. She's won Wimbledon seven times, although her most recent win was back in 2016. There are rumours that this could be Williams' final tournament, following emotional speeches at recent Grand Slam events. As we mentioned with Federer, if this is the last time we see Williams at Wimbledon, expect her to go out with a bang.
Aryna Sabalenka is one of the more promising names in women's tennis and could make a huge statement with a win at Wimbledon this year. It's not been ideal preparation for Sabalenka coming into the tournament, although a most recent win against Ashleigh Barty will give her confidence. If the two meet, it will have to be in the final, with Sabalenka earning the 2nd seed. Whilst Sabalenka has succeeded as a singles player, most of her career highlights have come as a doubles partner, where she has recently ranked World Number 1 alongside. She'll be on her own this summer, however, as she looks to beat her best performance of a quarter-final exit back in 2019.
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