Wimbledon is the pride of Britain and one of the biggest tennis tournaments of the year. It’s the increasing popularity of tennis betting and it being one of the 4 major grand slam tournaments, that Wimbledon brings on many betting offers and free bets to take advantage of. Our page provides you the latest on Wimbledon betting including up-to-the-minute odds and our expert’s betting updates.
We display all the best Wimbledon free bets in one place so you can see exactly where best to place your stake. Even if your first bet doesn’t pay out, your free bet can, and some can earn you extra cash on your favourite player.
A Wimbledon free bet enables you free bonuses for just placing a bet. You can bet on your favourite player but even if they don’t win, you get a free bet to place on someone else – a win-win in betting terms. The money you win with a free bet can sometimes be withdrawn straight away, or at the very least, can be kept in your account ready for the next match.
Wimbledon 2018 is scheduled to start July 2nd to July 15th, with Roger Federer tipped to take home the title as the defending champion.
Due to its increasing popularity for punters and millions of viewers worldwide, bookies understand the importance of offering Wimbledon free bets. The advantages of Wimbledon free bets are undeniable – you get extra funds to play with. Most Wimbledon free bets will take the form of a sign-up bonus. Essentially, this means registering an account with a new bookmaker and meeting some wagering requirements if they are part of the terms and conditions. Once you have done that, you can start betting with your funds. Wimbledon free bets are risk-free, and you’ll find most betting sites offering welcome bonuses for new customers.
As we get closer to the tournament (it’s still fairly early for Wimbledon free bets), more free bets will appear. There will, most likely, be exclusive Wimbledon 2018 offers on the outright winner, for example. The week before the tournament is when the bets truly heat up, so we’ll keep an eye out for the best offerings for punters.
Even though it’s still early, bookies are already taking bets on the winner of Wimbledon 2018.
The most popular Wimbledon 2018 betting offers are those for outright winner. This type of bet refers to the overall winner of the tournament and, typically, doesn’t see huge returns as the favourites are already chosen weeks before.
Roger Federer is tipped as the winner, particularly with his 20th Grand Slam win under his belt. Murray is a close second and betting sites are predicting him to take the title from the defending champion. Likewise, there’s no surprise Serena Williams is expected to take the Wimbledon 2018 women’s title. She has 23 Grand Slam titles to her name and is looking to take another one.
Nearer to the tournament, we predict there’ll be plenty of enhanced odds options to take advantage of. Enhanced odds give you solid returns on the favourites, with bookies enhancing particular odds for a short period. These types of bets are where you want to be placing money on the favourites.
In-play bets also play a big part of the sport, with most major betting sites offering the service and recognising its standing in the industry. You’ll find most sites will live stream the highlights, so you don’t miss out on anything with your in-play bets. These types of bets can feature the likes of who is going to win the next serve, the next set etc.
The men’s favourites for Wimbledon 2018 have all been released, and it’s no surprise to see Roger Federer topping the pile, with the best odds ranking him at 13/5.
Early this year, Federer took home his epic 20th Grand Slam win at the Australian Open, defeating Marin Cilic in a five-set thriller. The current world no.2 is now only 155 points behind Nadal, the world no.1, and Wimbledon could see him defend his title.
Murray is tipped as second, the one man expected to give Federer a run for his money. However, he has not played a competitive match since Wimbledon 2017 due to a hip injury and had to sit out of the Australian Open, which could affect his strength and stamina. Djokovic also makes an appearance in the top three after a stellar season, with Nadal rounding up the top four.
Serena Williams is the expected outright winner of 2018 Wimbledon, with early betting odds placing her at 7/2 to win. She left tennis, temporarily, in 2017 after discovering she was pregnant, and her comeback is one of the most anticipated in sport this year. She’s closely followed by Garbine Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova. Her sister, Venus, hasn’t made the top 10, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a Williams/Williams final.
Have a look at the betting odds from your favorite online bookmakers, for Gentlemen’s Singles and Ladies’ Singles:
Men’s outright winner odds:
Women’s outright winner odds:
Wimbledon is one of the oldest running championships in the world, dating back to 1877 when Spencer Gore took the title. It was won by an englishman every year until 1907 when Australian Norman Brookes took the title. Nowadays, men and women from around the world compete for the much sought after title and over the past 10 years only 1 British player has clinched the title – the famous Scot, Andy Murray.
So now you have a grasp on what’s to play for, we can tell you how to make the most out of our betting tips for Wimbledon 2018. As well as giving you access to the widest range of free bets on the web, you can find out the odds between each player using out player v player betting preview.
After a serious injury two years ago, Novak Djokovic must have wondered if and when he would ever win another Grand Slam. The Serb came into Wimbledon this year as twelfth seed, but found his best form to progress past Kyle Edmund and Rafa Nadal amongst others. Kevin Anderson was clearly feeling the effects of playing 21 hours worth of Tennis during the Championships, including his record-breaking semi final with John Isner. He was no match for Djokovic, who ran out the winner 6-2, 6-2, 7-6.
Saturday is traditionally women’s finals day, and in the end that was the match that stole the show in the end. Angelique Kerber won the title, beating many people’s favourite Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3. But there was a bonus for those lucky enough to be on Centre Court, because the outcome of Novak Djokovic‘s semi final with Rafael Nadal was still be decided. The Serb eventually came out on top in five sets, winning 10-8 in the fifth, after their match reached the 11pm curfew on Friday night. He will now face Kevin Anderson, who beat John Isner in a spectacular five-setter himself, going all the way to 26-24 in the fifth.
It felt like the tournament needed it; it had been far too easy for the biggest names. But with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were all in action. The biggest shock of the entire fortnight came when Federer crashed out to Kevin Anderson. The Swiss was two sets up but ended up losing 2-5, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11. Nadal beat Juan Martin Del Potro in five sets to set up a semi final clash with Djokovic after his win over Kei Nishikori. John Isner also ended Milos Raonic’s quest, too.
The world No.1 closing in on the #Wimbledon semi-finals…@RafaelNadal draws first blood in the fifth set against Juan Martin del Potro, breaking for a 3-2 lead.— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 11, 2018
Scores: https://t.co/E1bqtS9CC7 pic.twitter.com/WfIndLsDBd
Following Manic Monday, Tuesday afternoon at Wimbledon was always likely to be quiet in comparison. The Ladies draw and doubles took centre stage as Angelique Kerber sealed her place in the semi finals with victory over Daria Kasatkina in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.
Serena Williams then followed her on Centre Court but had to go to a third ser to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
There was also a victory for Juan Martin Del Potro over Giles Simon, which set up a clash with Rafa Nadal. But it was bad news for the Murray family as Andy’s brother Jamie was knocked out in the doubles along with his partner Bruno Soares. Michael Venus and Raven Klaasen knocked them out in the last eight.
Week two at Wimbledon started with a bang on ‘manic Monday’, with some of tennis’ biggest names in action. Roger Federer coasted through to the next round after another straight sets victory, beating Adrian Mannarino 6-0, 7-5, 6-4. He is still on course to meet Rafa Nadal in the final, as the Spaniard reached the last eight for the first time since 2011 by beating Jiri Vesely, again in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3? 6-4.
Although Novak Djokovic has had a tough time in the last year or so, he has remained in the hunt for another title after beating Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber also made it through, while eighth seed Kevin Anderson ended Gael Monfils’ hopes.
Roger Federer continued his journey to get another Wimbledon crown on Friday, beating Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. But American Sam Querrey, who made an appearance in last year’s semi final, was knocked out by Gael Monfils.
With Marin Cilic losing on Thursday, Federer’s route opened up even further. Though Alexander Zverev progressed, he would go on to lose a day later, ending his hopes of a first Grand Slam title. In the women’s draw, Serena Williams beat Kristina Mladenovic, but her sister Venus was sent home by Kiki Bertens.
On Saturday, British hopes fell as Kyle Edmund was beaten in four sets by Novak Djokovic on Centre Court. But not before Rafa Nadal sealed his progression by beating Alex De Minaur. Ernests Gulbis ended Zverev’s hopes, but the biggest shock of the day game in the Ladies draw, where number one seed Simona Halep was dumped out by Su-Wei-Hseih.
Day three at Wimbledon saw Roger Federer back in action, and although he is closing in on his 37th birthday, he is showing no sign of slowing down at all. He eased through to round three with his second straight sets win of the tournament, this time over Lukas Lacko. The match ended 6-4, 6-4, 6-1.
Both of the Williams sisters are through in the Ladies draw. Ninth seed Venus won in three sets against Alexandra Dulgheru (4-6, 6-0, 6-1), while 25th seed Serena, who remains the favourite with many to add another title to her collection at the All England Club, coasted past Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4.
The biggest shock of the day came when Ekaterina Makarova knocked second seed Caroline Wozniaki out in three sets, winning 6-4, 1-6, 7-5, while Victoria Azarenka was beaten by Karlina Pliskova.
Elsewhere, in the men’s draw, there were victories for Milos Raonic, Gael Monfils and Sam Querrey.
Day two at Wimbledon was as exciting send pulsating as the first as Rafa Nadal joined Roger Federer in the second round after a comprehensive 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Dudi Sela. Fellow Spaniard Gabine Muguruza also progressed in the Ladies draw, beating Brit Naomi Broady 6-2, 7-5.
World number one Simona Halep won her match against Kurumi Nara in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. Back in the Men’s section, Novak Djokovic, who finds himself in unfamiliar territory as twelfth seed, beat Tennys Sandgren 6-3, 6-1, 6-2.
Britain’s main hope, in the absence of Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund, is straight through to round two after a straight-sets win over Alex Bolt, with the score at 6-2, 6-3, 7-5. There were also victories for fourth-seed Alex Zverev, Johanna Konta and Juan Martin Del Potro, but rather surprising exits for French Open finalist Dominic Thiem and Maria Sharapova.
Tennis returned to the All England Club on Monday, with eight-time champion Roger Federer the main attraction on Centre Court. He breezed past first round opponent Dusan Lajovic in straight sets, winning 6-1, 6-3, 6-4.
In the Ladies’ singles, Caroline Wozniaki also coasted into round two, winning 6-0, 6-3 against American Varvara Lepchenko, while the United States’ greatest hopes at the tournament, the Williams sisters, also made it through. Serena beat Arantxa Rus 7-5, 6-3, while Venus got past 6-7, 6-2, 6-1.
The most attractive game of the day was arguably between Stan Wawrinka and Gregor Dimitrov. It was a close match, the but 33-year-old Swiss won out 1-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4.
There were also wins for Marin Cilic, Milos Raonic and Sam Querrey, while Sloan Stephens, another American hopeful in the Ladies’ draw, fourth-seed Sloan Stephens, was knocked out by Donna Vekic.
Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep, Johanna Konta and Kyle Edmund are among those on court on Tuesday.
If you don’t plan on getting tickets for Wimbledon, or watching it on Murray Mound, you can still see it live. The BBC has the rights to Wimbledon 2018 and will showcase most games. You can also catch live streams on major betting sites – ideal for in-play action.
Wimbledon 2018 starts on July 4th, and the last game will be held on July 15th.
Betting on Wimbledon 2018 is simple, even for new customers. First up, look for the best Wimbledon 2018 free bets deals, with the fewest wagering requirements, and register for an account.
Once you’ve done that and met the requirements for the free bet (all outlined in the terms and conditions), you can start playing with bonus funds. As long as you do your research on the players and regularly keep an eye on the Wimbledon 2018 betting odds, you’ll have no issues with placing Wimbledon bets.