The Wimbledon Grand Slam is the most prestigious tournament in the tennis calendar for players and fans alike. Having started on Monday 23rd June it means it has already gotten underway. The event culminates in the men’s final match on Sunday 6th July 2014.
This tennis spectacle is always popular with punters. Some of the most popular betting markets are futures betting and match betting. Before the start of the tournament, lots of punters like to predict who will win the tournament for both the Mens and Womens draws.
Generally speaking, a good indicator to determine who will progress deep into the grand slam is to look at the draw to see which of the top contenders will have tough matches, as well as how their form has been heading into the third grand slam of the year. The grass season is such a short one, so it doesn’t give players a lot of time to adjust.
Roger Federer will be competing in his 8th Wimbledon and received a favourable draw since he won’t have to face off against Nadal until the semi-finals. The other two top Wimbledon title contenders in that of Djokovic and Murray are in the other side of the draw.
It would be a tall order to win a Wimbledon title for someone in their thirties but grass would probably have to be Federer’s best shot at doing so. Coral is offering 5/1 for Federer to win the tournament, which is very reasonable. The online bookmakers have made Novak Djokovic the odds on favorite to win, and how could you argue that the Serbian isn’t capable of winning his second Wimbledon title.
Andy Murray will be looking to defend his title, after claiming his first Grand Slam win at Wimbledon last year. Corals is offering 18/5 on Murray to win. He is now teamed up with former Wimbledon finalist Amelie Mauresmo. And of course Rafael Nadal is coming off his French Open win and will have something to say in this grand slam looking to make up for his shock second round loss last year.
In terms of an underdog shocking us all and lifting the Wimbledon trophy, Grigor Dimitrov has been well backed after his first grass court title claimed at Queen’s in the lead up event to Wimbledon. He is 14/1 with the bookies.