We have just begun the two most important week of tennis in many tennis fans eyes, but most certainly in the eyes of online bookmakers. Wimbledon is well known as the most prestigious of the 4 Grand Slam tennis tournaments and this fact along with the betting culture that is the United Kingdom make for a great deal of tennis betting over the course of this tournament.
The Women’s side of the draw is very up in the air this year with the Wimbledon sisters and Sharapova leading the way as the top 3 contenders according to the oddsmakers, while Na Li and Petra Kvitova are close behind. On the Men’s side the tournament will surely be won by one of the big 4 and this is evident with the oddsmakers giving the 5th highest contenders (del Potro and Roddick) 40/1 odds to be crowned champion. Nadal and Federer are each at the top of the heap with 11/5 odds, while Djokovic isn’t far behind with odds of 7/2, while Murray is also given a fighting chance at 5/1. It will be interesting to see how the top Men’s players shake out come the semi-finals. Personally I took Federer with as my outright winner bet on Wimbledon 2011.
If you are a tennis bettor then Wimbledon is the perfect time of year to sign up at various online bookmakers. Bookies will often have special Wimbledon promotions on that you can take advantage of! On top of this it is always smart to have an account at a few different online sportsbooks in order to compare odds and make sure you getting the best bang for your buck. A few cents on the dollar here and there can really add up over the long run.
The 2011 Wimbledon tournament is sure to be an exciting affair. Will Federer be able to tie Sampras’ record of 7 Wimbledon titles and improve his own record of Grand Slam championships? Will Nadal be able to repeat as Wimbledon champion and try to repeat his Grand Slam success from a year ago. Will Djokovic be able to win his second Grand Slam of the season and keep his loss total at only 1. Or will Andy Murray be able to come up with the upset in front of his home fans? Lots of question on the Men’s side and there are even more on the Women’s. The best thing about these questions is that you can bet on each one!