Wimbledon 2017 Betting Tip | Player Predictions and Full Event PreviewPublished July 2, 2017
It’s nearly time for one of the best sporting events of the year and time for some Wimbledon betting advice!
Wimbledon is a unique combination of tradition and top class sporting action and this year’s men’s tournament could be one of the very best we’ve seen in ages.
The usual four suspects are present and correct at the top of the betting but you can make a case for four or five more players going on to win the famous trophy come Sunday 16th July so let’s see if we can find some value bets for the fortnight ahead.
Big Four in the Hunt for More Wimbledon Glory
Leyton Hewitt’s Wimbledon win in 2002 is the last time that the champion was anyone other than Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray.
That tells you a great deal about the lasting quality of those four players and the bookies think that it’s going to be very hard for anyone to wrestle the trophy away from them.
The ‘big four’ are the four shortest priced options in the betting for the 2017 Championships with Roger Federer the outright favourite.
Now 35, Federer has to manage his schedule very carefully to ensure that he is in tip top shape for the tournaments where he’s got the best chance of winning. That’s why he skipped the French Open this year, a decision which paid off with his ninth win at Halle.
Andy Murray’s warm up for Wimbledon didn’t go anywhere near as much to plan.
After making it to the semi-finals at Roland Garros, the world number one shocked everyone by losing in the first round at Queen’s Club.
Murray also had to pull out of an exhibition match due to injury to throw further doubt on his chances of defending his title at Wimbledon.
As for Djokovic, he played his first warm-up event before Wimbledon at Eastbourne. The fact that the three-time Wimbledon champion felt the need to get competitive grass court tennis under his belt tells you that he’s uncomfortable with his game at the moment.
While Djokovic is always a danger, his game is nowhere near the levels he’s reached previously and he looks one to avoid.
Nadal Could Prove to be the Value Bet of the Year
There was a time when tennis fans thought that Rafael Nadal would dominate Wimbledon for years and years. The Spaniard was the best player in the world for 141 weeks but he’ll have hoped for more than the two Wimbledon trophies he’s got so far.
That tally could well be increased this year.
Nadal has had all sorts of troubles recently. Injuries, a change from his long term coach and a loss of confidence have all affected his results but the Spaniard was back to his very best at the French Open.
Nadal won at Roland Garros for an incredible 10th time and he did so without dropping a set. He destroyed his opponents throughout the fortnight including Stan Wawrinka who just could not work out how to stop the onslaught in the final.
He’s always been better on clay than on grass but if Nadal plays anywhere near as well at Wimbledon as he did in Paris then he’ll be incredibly tough to beat at a best price of 5/1 with a BetVictor free bet.
Big Hitting Raonic to Serve It Up to the Favourites
Away from the top four in the betting and Milos Raonic must be wondering why so few people are talking up his chances of winning at Wimbledon.
The big serving Canadian made it all the way to the final last year and while he was very upset to lose to Andy Murray, Raonic is the sort of player who can learn the lessons from that defeat and grow for the experience.
Raonic has almost a perfect game for grass court tennis. His service game is top drawer and the way that he likes to keep points as short as possible makes him a danger to everybody else in the draw.
At odds of 18/1 with Paddy Power, Raonic’s each-way chances must be respected but the best bet could be on him serving the most aces which is 9/4 along with a new customer Betfair free bet.