2019 Wimbledon Betting Odds: The Battle of the Best
June 17, 2019
Pimm’s, strawberries, celebs at centre-court. Oh yeah, it’s time for Wimbledon.
2019 marks the 133rd year of the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.
It’s a game where almost anything can happen, with injuries stirring the Wimbledon betting odds around in the run-up to the competition. After some shock early exits at the French Open, the professionals will be keen to showcase the best versions of themselves on the English courts.
We face another year without our Scottish hero Andy Murray in the men’s singles. Not to worry, though. He’s back in training from his career-saving hip operation and will be competing only in the doubles this time around.
You may have seen the new advert that is flying around prior to Wimbledon. It intertwines both the history of the sport and key moments in history, highlighting how much things have changed in the last century. From Fred Perry to Billie Jean King, Amelia Earhart’s solo flight to the moon landing, they have combined monumental snippets of the past and it looks great. We then move into the Millennium with Venus Williams. You can pick out your favourite moments in history throughout the video.
It’s no surprise, then, to see that in line with societal and technological developments, Wimbledon organisers have been working with IBM on an AI tool to help with creating video highlights.
The acoustics technology can identify all sorts. Everything from the ball being hit to crowds cheering and even the attitude of the player on the court. All of this is hoped to be used to bring us, the at-home viewers, the best and most accurate highlights of games.
We can keep an eye out for the top-notch highlights which are auto curated from this tech, which was first used last year.
So, now that we know we’ll be able to see the very best of each game in action, let’s decide who to back in the Wimbledon odds
Novak Djokovic – 6/4 with Black Type
The current favourite as we head into Wimbledon is last year’s champion, Novak Djokovic. Despite his exit at the semi-final stage of the French Open, he will definitely have more to bring on the grass courts of Wimbledon than he did on the French clay. He’s the ATP world number one, so it goes without saying that Djokovic stands a solid chance at taking home the title from Wimbledon.
Roger Federer – 10/3 with Betfred
With 8 Wimbledon titles under his belt so far, he holds the all-time record. He lost out to Nadal in the semi-finals of the French Open, however. Federer will be making his first grass court appearance of the year in the Noventi Open in Halle. He has won 9 titles there in his career so far. If he can get a 10th victory, he’ll be hopping, skipping and jumping into Wimbledon feeling invincible.
As it stands in the lead-up to the pinnacle of tennis tournaments, Federer is sitting at second place in the Wimbledon odds.
Rafael Nadal – 6/1 with BoyleSports
The champion at Roland-Garros, Spaniard Nadal is dubbed the ‘King of Clay’. The question here is whether he can replicate his magic from the French Open on the grass courts of Wimbledon.
Nadal is taking a month off between the French Open and Wimbledon in order to allow for maximum recuperation before he heads back out to the courts.
He’s currently sitting at the third favourite position in the Wimbledon odds. His semi-final defeat by Djokovic last year is reflected in Nadal’s position behind him in the betting markets.
It’s anybody’s game though. It will depend on how well-rested they all are, and the form of some of the other players in the earlier stages. Even Andy Murray himself reckons it will be one of these three taking home the victory.
Serena Williams – 11/2 with Coral
She was runner-up last year, but she’s got seven Wimbledon wins to her name and remains a strong contender for the title. Despite an early exit from the French Open, Williams is the favourite to win in the Wimbledon odds as we head towards the first matches.
Serena has always performed better on grass courts. She has, however, decided to skip the Wimbledon warm-up events. Perhaps she’s saving herself and energy for the main event. She will need to psych herself up after her performance at Roland-Garros, but the odds are in her favour!
Petra Kvitova – 9/1 with Royal Panda
It’s a race against the clock for Kvitova, who had to pull out of the Birmingham warm-ups with an arm injury. The tear in her left forearm occurred at the French Open, and so she had to withdraw from that too. She is a two-time Wimbledon champion, though. So, if her arm recovers, Petra is very much in with a chance to play for the title.
At the moment, prior to the competition starting, Petra has strong odds, very close behind Williams.
Ashleigh Barty – 13/2 with SportNation
Double-time champion at Wimbledon and Australia’s top-ranked in both singles and doubles, Barty is a force to be reckoned with. Sitting at third favourite in the Wimbledon betting odds, if she plays her cards right, she could serve up some competition for Williams and Kvitova.
Barty was women’s singles champion at the French Open, which bumped up her ranking to world number 2. She’ll likely be in great spirits as she heads out onto the court.
As it stands, all that’s in her way are equally good players. She’s one to watch with generous odds at around 8/1.
Angelique Kerber – 14/1 with Ladbrokes
Last year’s women’s singles champion may not be as close to a favourite position in the Wimbledon odds as you might think. In fact, some firms have got her at 14/1.
This may be due to her shock defeat at the French Open. At the time, she had an ankle injury which had already led to her pulling out of tournaments in Madrid and Rome. Despite this, she was adamant that the injury wasn’t the reason she lost.
Hopefully, her ankle is back in business and the grass is kinder to her than the Rolland-Garros clay was.
Serving up Excitement Centre Court
There is no doubt at all that there will be some kind of drama on the court, whether it’s in the qualifiers or in the semi-finals.
The Wimbledon odds are all pretty tight around the top position, and so one tiny mistake could have a detrimental effect.
The bookmakers offering the best Wimbledon betting odds
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