Wimbledon Betting Tips
This year's Wimbledon - taking place from Monday 1st to Sunday 14th 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 which is 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 current holder of the Wimbledon title is four-time winner Novak Djokovic . After an extended period out with an elbow injury, in recent months Djokovic has battled his way back to the top of the world rankings. At this year's Wimbledon, the stakes couldn't be higher, as the Serb aims to add to the 15 Grand Slam titles he holds at the time of writing. If he is to be considered the greatest of all time, Djokovic must surpass the 20 Grand Slams won by rival Roger Federer, who is also set to compete at the event. Coming into the tournament, Djokovic took the Madrid Open title in early May, and is also the current holder of the US Open and Australian Open. Could Wimbledon 2019 signal global domination for Djoko?
Nobody has won more Wimbledons than Federer, and so despite his 37 years of age, very few seem to be willing to count out the Swiss as he seeks to enrich his untouchable legacy. But how well equipped is Federer to win his first Grand Slam since the 2018 Australian Open? Going by the numbers, grass is certainly Federer's favourite surface, and we might be given a timely indicator of his form at the Halle Open, which precedes Wimbledon. On four occasions, Federer has won the Germany-based ATP Tour event in the run up to SW19, before taking the Wimbledon title.
Only two of Rafael Nadal's 17 Grand Slam titles have come at Wimbledon, but the clay court specialist's chances should never be dismissed, even on his least favourite surface. Like Djokovic, Nadal has successfully rehabilitated following injury woes in recent years and now appears to be approaching the top of his game. While he's not won Wimbledon since 2010's triumph, the Spaniard Rafa made it to the Semi Finals last year and will be looking to close in on rival Federer's 20 Grand Slams by going all the way.
A New First Time Wimbledon Winner?
Along with Andy Murray - Britain's two-time Wimbledon winner and former world number one - Federer, Djokovic and Nadal have taken a virtual stranglehold over Wimbledon. These tennis legends have truly made the tournament their own - in fact, the last player from outside this foursome to win Wimbledon was Leyton Hewitt of Australia, all the way back in 2002! But with Murray very unlikely to compete this year after hip surgery, and Federer coming towards the end of his career, could we see a first-time winner in 2019?
Alexander Zverev (16/1) is searching for his first Grand Slam, and the world number five from Germany proved he has what it takes to win the biggest prizes, by triumphing at the ATP Tour Finals last year. The aggressive baseline battler can take confidence from his win at the end of season finale, and despite a slow start to 2019, will be looking to improve significantly on his best Wimbledon finish so far, when he reached the Fourth Round in 2017.
At six foot six inches tall, Marin Cilic (20/1) has a big serving game which is suited for the Wimbledon grass. He reached the final in 2017, and has made at least the Quarter Finals in four of his last five Wimbledon outings. The Croat, who won the US Open in 2014, will be nobody's idea of an easy ride in the latter stages of the tournament.
Another consistent Wimbledon performer is Canadian Milos Raonic (25/1), who has reached the last eight of Wimbledon on four occasions, and was beaten by home favourite Murray in 2016's final. At 28 years-old, Raonic will see Wimbledon 2019 as a good opportunity to win a maiden Grand Slam at the peak of his powers.
Longer Odds - Best Of The Rest At Wimbledon 2019
Remember Juan Martin del Potro? The Argentine was beaten in a five setter by Djokovic in 2013's Semi Finals, and the current world number nine proved that he isn't done yet by reaching the last eight in 2018. Could the 2009 US Open winner stake a claim?
And if you are looking for an exciting outsider to follow, how about the mercurial Nick Kyrgios (33/1)? The temperamental Australian has exhibited outrageous skills and beaten some of the world's best - if he can avoid any on-court 'meltdowns', could Wimbledon 2019 see Kyrgios come of age?
Women’s Wimbledon Betting Tips
Wimbledon represents the pinnacle of the sport for tennis players, and 2019's edition - taking place from Monday 1st to Sunday 14th July at the All England Club in London - promises to be a mouthwatering affair.
While it is hard to look past the usual protagonists in the Men's Singles draw, the women's tournament has an unpredictable feel to it - and that means more excitement for the fans. Last year, all top ten seeds failed to make it past the Quarter Finals - does 2019 have more shocks in store? Let’s take a look at which ladies could challenge for one of tennis's ultimate prizes - the Venus Rosewater Dish.
"I have to be greater," said Serena Williams following her loss to Angelique Kerber in last year's Wimbledon Women's Singles Final. Williams - the winner of a record 23 Grand Slam singles titles - came into 2019 in unfamiliar territory. It was the first year since 2012 she has started without holding at least one of the four Grand Slams. But despite a lack of major silverware in recent times, Williams has a formidable record at SW19, having won the tournament on seven occasions, and made it to the last eight 13 times. Ranked 10th in the world at the time of writing, Williams - who typically has a sporadic playing schedule - might also be rewarded with a favourable seeding this year, smoothing her path to progress.
Retaining Wimbledon is a feat typically reserved for the very best in the sport. Three-time Grand Slam winner Kerber can secure her legacy by following up her 2018 win with another successful tilt. The German reached the last eight in three of the four Grand Slams last year but hasn't set the world alight since, during which time she has parted ways with coach Wim Fissette. Can she rediscover the magic that took her all the way?
Petra Kvitova is a two-time Wimbledon champion who looks set to enter the tournament in good form. She took April's Stuttgart Open, following a run at the Australian Open which took her to the final. The Czech, known for her strong groundstrokes with the left hand, has not made it past the Third Round since 2014, but her promising start to the year shows that she can still be considered as one of the female elite.
It seems odd to play down the chances of the current world number one, and holder of the US Open and Australian Open. But 21-year-old Naomi Osaka has only ever made the Third Round at Wimbledon, and the aggressive baseliner has had her own problems, having split with coach Sascha Bajin. One thing is for certain - the Japanese sensation has huge potential and is comfortable showcasing her skills on the highest stage. An impressive showing at Wimbledon would put paid to any suggestion that Osaka can only succeed on the hard courts.
Wimbledon Women’s Contenders - Best Of The Rest
Simona Halep (16/1) is another competitor who knows what it takes to win a Grand Slam, having won last year's French Open. The world number three has made it to the last eight of Wimbledon on three occasions, and 2019's edition presents another opportunity for the Romanian to use her speed and intelligence to tame the grass surface. Having made at least the Semi Finals at three tour events this year, Halep has the kind of consistency you can bank on.
Former world number one Karolína Plíšková (14/1) has had an excellent start to the year, winning the Brisbane Open, the Italian Open and reaching the Australian Open Semi Finals. In this kind of form, Plíšková will be looking to go much deeper than her best finish at Wimbledon, which was the Fourth Round last year.
Spain's Garbine Muguruza (18/1) was 2017's champion, but the current world number 20 was one of many top seeds to fall early in last year's tournament, going out to the unheralded Alison Van Uytvanck in the Second Round. But two-time Grand Slam winner Muguruza will feel she has something to prove this time round, and got back to winning ways at April's Monterrey Open in Mexico.
Elina Svitolina (33/1) is a relatively new name on the lips of tennis fans, having come to the fore following her win at the 2018 WTA Finals in Singapore. The Ukrainian is now ranked seventh in the world and could be backed by many to go much deeper than her best Wimbledon finish thus far - a Fourth Round exit in 2017.
What do you think of the Wimbledon 2019 women's favourites? Do you have your eye on an outright winner of the tournament? Unpredictable, exciting and sometimes emotional - the Wimbledon women's tournament has all the makings of a captivating sporting showpiece. Find all the latest odds for Wimbledon 2019 here at Bet UK.
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