Who Will Win Wimbledon This Year: Wimbledon Betting Tips and Offers
Novak Djokovic proved too good at Wimbledon 2015, just as he did at almost every tournament last year in fact and most recently as he did at the 2016 French Open. Serena Williams made it a double for the pre-tournament betting favourites by beating the little known Garbiñe Muguruza in the final, although the Spaniard got her revenge in the French Open earlier in the year.
Djokovic was our tip all the way so we were pretty pleased with that and we’ll have our 2016 Wimbledon betting tips, offers and odds here a little closer to the tournament, which starts on the 27th June 2016 (and ends on the 10th July).
We’ve also got a little Wimbledon history and trivia, which might not help you decide who will win Wimbledon this year, but should at least provide a little bit of interest and give you plenty of exciting facts with which to bore/annoy/fascinate your mates!
Wimbledon 2016 Betting Offers
The enhanced odds offers and money back specials for Wimbledon 2016 are starting to be released and we’ll have all the details right here. We’ll be adding more all the time too!
Coral 8/1 Murray/Djokovic Offer
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Who are the Favourites to Win Wimbledon This Year?
Men’s Wimbledon Singles Favourites 2016
If you like to get your bets on early then you can, of course, and grab a little extra ante post value in the process. The current favourites are:
- Novak Djokovic at 8/11 with Ladbrokes
- Andy Murray at 18/5 with 888sport
- Roger Federer at 12/1 with Betfair
Women’s Wimbledon Singles Favourites 2016
In the women’s game it is a similar picture, as you would expect, with the familiar names at the top of the betting, starting with the world number one.
- Serena Williams at 13/8 with Betfred
- Garbine Muguruza at 13/2 with BetVictor
- Petra Kvitova at 7/1 with Ladbrokes
Remember, whatever you are betting on, be sure to make use of one (or more) of our many Free Bets with the most trusted bookies in the business.
You can check out the official Wimbledon website, for detailed tournament information.
Ok, so who is going to win Wimbledon in 2016?
Men’s Wimbledon Betting Tips?
Our betting tips for Wimbledon 2016 will be here in June.
Women’s Wimbledon Betting Tips
Find out who will win Wimbledon in 2016 right here in June!
What Happened at Wimbledon 2015
As mentioned earlier, it was success for the favourites in both the men’s and women’s tournaments at Wimbledon 2015, with Djokovic and Serena Williams prevailing. Djokovic beat Federer in four sets in the final, having beaten Cilic and Gasquet in the quarters and semi. Federer destroyed Murray in the semis, winning in straight sets but once more, the Serbian world number one was too good.
Serena’s progress was equally and fittingly serene as she won the final 6-4, 6-4 against the Spaniard Muguruza, competing her second “Serena Slam” and also becoming the oldest woman to win a Slam in the open era.
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, having first been held way back in 1877, before even my mum was around. The question of who will win Wimbledon remains fresh every year though, and since Spencer Gore won that first Wimbledon, the turning of spring into summer has for ever been linked with this great tournament.
In the early years the tournament was dominated by a few names, with William Renshaw winning six Wimbledon’s in a row from 1881 and Reginald and Lawrence Doherty taking nine titles between them from 1898-1906. After World War I things opened up a little as the great French players such as Rene Lacoste took charge, with Fred Perry winning Britain’s last three Wimbledons between 1934-36. After World War II Wimbledon was dominated by Americans and Australians, with only a win for Frenchman Yvon Petra (1946) an Egyptian (Jarolsav Drobny in 1954) and Spaniard Manuel Santana (1966) breaking their reign prior to the Open era.
The 1970s was a great time for Wimbledon, with Bjorg, McEnroe and Connors to the fore, whilst the 80s gave us the swashbuckling young German Boris Becker and his three titles. The 1990s undeniably belonged to Pete Sampras, who won seven Wimbledon crowns in eight years between 1993 and 2000. Then, of course, came the Swiss master, with Federer going close to Sampras with seven titles in 10 years.
Men’s tennis is certainly in great shape at the moment and with Nadal, Murray and Djokovic set to be challenged in the coming years by Grigor Dimitrov and others, the question of who will win Wimbledon looks set to be harder to answer than ever before.
As to women, well, we think that although they get equal pay – almost £2 for winning Wimbledon – they don’t deserve equal coverage here! Given Serena Williams’ semi-final at the 2013 French Open lasted 46 minutes, whilst her first round match went all of 51, whilst Rafa and Novak slogged out almost five hours of mesmerising tennis in their semi-final, we think Serena and the women will cope without being discussed here. In the 2014 final Kvitova earned a very nice £32,000 per minute as she blasted away the young pretender in just 55 minutes whilst the men’s final was a wonderful three hours 56 minutes of action!
We will, however, offer you up a few fascinating Wimbledon facts whilst you ponder the big questions such as who will win Wimbledon, is there a better paid job than being Petra Kvitova or who’s fitter, Maria Sharapova or Sabine Lisicki?
- It’s Sabine, definitely.
- The winners of Wimbledon 2015 won a cool £1.89m.
- 112,000 punnets of strawberries will be served throughout the fortnight.
- A portion of “not less than 10” strawberries, with cream, would have set you back £2.50 in 2011.
- 25,000 bottles of champagne will be guzzled too by the largely working class Wimbledon audience, along with 12,000kg of salmon. Combining the two is unwise as the oil from the fish can reduce the sensation of the bubbles.
- The ball boys and girls, or BBGs, as they are known, are paid up to £160 each. There are an equal number of boys and girls and they are paid equally. Each Wimbledon champions could blow their £1.6m cheque on 10,000 BBGs if they wanted, although with Operation Yew Tree underway that may not be wise.
- The longest match in tennis history was played at Wimbledon, with John Isner beating Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the fifth set in a match played over three days at Wimbledon 2010. The match lasted over 11 hours, four hours longer than the second longest match ever.
- The first black winner of a singles title at Wimbledon was Althea Gibson in 1957. She won again in 1958. Just two years earlier she would have been unable to sit where she wanted on a public bus in America.
- In 1968, the first Wimbledon of the Open era, the winning man scooped £2,000, whilst the woman got just £750. Still more than I earn in two weeks to be fair though.
- Who will win Wimbledon? Tennis or croquet? The All-England club, where Wimbledon is held, was originally founded in 1868 as a croquet organisation, with tennis not coming along until 1975.
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