Who Will Win Wimbledon This Year: Wimbledon Betting Tips and Offers
Just who will win Wimbledon? That’s what we’re seeking to answer here, as well as bringing you loads of Wimbledon offers and free bets.
It’s summer again and the warm weather brings with it the oldest of the four tennis Grand Slam tournaments, Wimbledon. Third in the Majors calendar, the competition held at the All England Club gets started on Monday July 3rd. So who are the favourites for the men’s and women’s singles titles this year?
We’ve also got a little Wimbledon history and trivia. OK, that 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 2017 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!
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Who are the Favourites to Win Wimbledon This Year?
Men’s Wimbledon Singles Favourites 2017
Men’s Singles – Can Murray Delight the Home Crowd?
With the support of the home crowd behind him, Andy Murray is always a strong contender for the men’s title. Murray’s had a disappointing 2017 so far, with only one ranking tournament win. The grass surface is one that brings out his best tennis though. He will be hoping to make it a hat-trick of singles final wins at Wimbledon after success in 2013 and 2016. Murray is available at best odds of 11/4 with Coral.
Although Rafael Nadal, at 5/1 with Betfair, hasn’t won at Wimbledon since 2010 he is looking strong on current form. He has won five ranking tournaments in the last three months including the French Open in early June. However, Nadal hasn’t made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon since 2011.
Looking for a record eighth Wimbledon title is Roger Federer at 10/3 with 888sport. He impressively won the Australian Open at the start of the year after returning from injury. Since then he has played little tournament tennis. At 35, Federer may consider this his last realistic chance of landing another Wimbledon crown. There is no doubt he will be highly motivated to gain the victory.
Of the other current top five players, Novak Djokovic at 6/1 with Bet365 and Stan Wawrinka at 25/1 with Coral have been hit and miss form wise. Both have only one ranking tournament win this year and will be hoping for a resurgence at Wimbledon.
Of the other players on the tour, Milos Raonic at 12/1 with BetVictor is worth looking out for. He will be hoping to go one step further after losing in last year’s final and get his first Grand Slam win under his belt. Nick Kyrgios at 18/1 with Betfair is also capable of winning Wimbledon if his focus is right.
Women’s Wimbledon Singles Favourites 2017
Women’s Singles – Tournament Wide Open in Serena’s Absence
The women’s tournament is wide open with Serena Williams not being involved this year due to her pregnancy. Current top seed Angelique Kerber lost in in the 2016 Wimbledon final and will be looking to better that this time. She has had a poor year though so far, recently going out in the first round at the French Open. Her form is reflected in odds of 14/1 with Bet365.
Karolina Pliskova reached the final of the 2016 US Open and has a strong all-round game suited to grass. She has a poor Wimbledon record but with the right strategy could do very well. Betfair have her at 6/1.
Petra Kvitova was out of the game after a knife attack last December and has made a steady return. She has won the tournament twice in recent years and if fully fit is certainly capable of getting her third victory this year. You can get odds of 9/1 for a Kvitova win with Betfair.
Also with a strong shout is Johanna Konta who will have the home crowd support. She has performed well this year, winning two ranking tournaments, but her form has been inconsistent. She is available at 7/1 with Ladbrokes.
Another player to consider is Venus Williams who Bet365 have at 12/1. Although having only reached one ranking final this year and lost, Venus has enjoyed much success at Wimbledon over the years. At 36 she may see this as a last opportunity to close the gap on her sister’s Wimbledon titles tally.
You can check out the official Wimbledon website, for detailed tournament information.
Ok, so who is going to win Wimbledon in 2017?
Men’s Wimbledon Betting Tips
- Men’s Wimbledon 2017 Winner betting tip: Roger Federer at 10/3 with 888sport – who offer Treble the Odds on your first bet when you join them!
Federer might be coming towards the end of his career, but he proved in the Australian Open he still has what it takes at the top level. With Novak Djokovic out of sorts, Federer will see this as a great opportunity to get one last Wimbledon title and we think he could do it!
Women’s Wimbledon Betting Tips
- Women’s Wimbledon 2017 Winner betting tip: Petra Kvitova at 9/1 with Betfair – who offer a bet £10, get £30 deal to new customers
Returning from any injury is tough, but Kvitova’s return after the knife attack has shown great character. She is sure to have amazing support from the Wimbledon crowd and we think this could push her to glory in 2017.
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 facing an interesting time right now. Many thought Djokovic and Murray would dominate 2017 but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Federer and Rafa are back but can a young gun finally win a Slam?
As to the women, with Serena on the sidelines pregnant and Kerber unable to dominate as expected, the game is also wide open. None of this makes betting easy but it sure does make things interesting.
So, sadly we can’t offer you any bankers for Wimbledon 2017. We will, however, offer you up a few fascinating Wimbledon facts whilst you ponder the big questions such as who will win Wimbledon and who’s fitter, Maria Sharapova or Sabine Lisicki?
- It’s Sabine, definitely.
- The winners of Wimbledon 2016 won a cool £2m.
- 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, struggling to get by 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 champion could blow their £2m cheque on 10,000 BBGs if they wanted and still have £400k change!
- 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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