Per BetMGM, here are the betting favorites for Wimbledon:
Novak Djokovic +100
Daniil Medvedev +600
Carlos Alcaraz +600
Matteo Berrettini +750
Rafael Nadal +750
Iga Swiatek +350
Elena Rybakina +400
Aryna Sabalenka +550
Ons Jabeur +800
Coco Gauff +1000
Wimbledon is the oldest and one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. It is one of the four Grand Slam events, along with the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open.
The tournament is held annually in late June and early July at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, a district in southwest London, England. It is played on grass courts, which is the traditional surface for tennis.
History: The first Wimbledon tournament was held in 1877, and it was originally a men's singles event. Women's singles and men's doubles were added in 1884, and women's doubles and mixed doubles were introduced in 1913. The tournament has been held every year since, with the exception of 1915-1918 (due to World War I) and 1940-1945 (due to World War II).
Throughout its history, Wimbledon has been a showcase for some of the greatest players in tennis. From the early days of the tournament, players like William Renshaw and his brother Ernest dominated the men's singles event. In the 1920s and 1930s, the likes of Bill Tilden, Suzanne Lenglen, and Helen Wills Moody were the stars of the tournament. In the 1950s and 1960s, players like Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Margaret Court, and Billie Jean King dominated the competition.
In the modern era, the biggest names in tennis have all had success at Wimbledon. Bjorn Borg won five consecutive men's singles titles in the late 1970s and early 1980s, while Pete Sampras won seven titles in the 1990s. In recent years, players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams have all won multiple Wimbledon titles.
Traditions: Wimbledon is known for its traditions, including its strict dress code, which requires players to wear all white. The tournament is also famous for its strawberries and cream, which is a traditional snack for spectators.
Another tradition at Wimbledon is the use of the phrase "Ladies and Gentlemen" when addressing the crowd. The tournament also features a unique scoring system, with games being scored as 15, 30, 40, and game point (or deuce).
Wimbledon is not just a tennis tournament, but an institution in the world of sports. With its rich history, iconic traditions, and legendary champions, it remains one of the most important and revered events in tennis.
Here are some of the highlights from the Wimbledon tennis tournament in recent years:
Last season, Novak Djokovic took down Nick Kyrgios in the final to win his 21st major title. Elena Rybakina defeated Ons Jabeur in the women’s final. This was notably the final Wimbledon during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
In 2021, Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini in the men's singles final to win his sixth Wimbledon title and his 20th Grand Slam title overall, tying him with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for the most Grand Slam titles won by a male player. In the women's singles final, Ashleigh Barty defeated Karolína Plíšková to win her first Wimbledon title and her second Grand Slam title overall.
In 2019, Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in an epic five-set men's singles final that lasted nearly five hours, with Djokovic winning the decisive fifth-set tiebreak 7-6(5). It was Djokovic's fifth Wimbledon title and his 16th Grand Slam title overall. In the women's singles final, Simona Halep defeated Serena Williams in straight sets to win her first Wimbledon title and her second Grand Slam title overall.
In 2018, Novak Djokovic defeated Kevin Anderson in the men's singles final to win his fourth Wimbledon title and his 13th Grand Slam title overall. In the women's singles final, Angelique Kerber defeated Serena Williams in straight sets to win her first Wimbledon title and her third Grand Slam title overall.
In 2017, Roger Federer defeated Marin Čilić in the men's singles final to win his eighth Wimbledon title and his 19th Grand Slam title overall. In the women's singles final, Garbiñe Muguruza defeated Venus Williams in straight sets to win her first Wimbledon title and her second Grand Slam title overall.
In 2016, Andy Murray defeated Milos Raonic in the men's singles final to win his second Wimbledon title and his third Grand Slam title overall. In the women's singles final, Serena Williams defeated Angelique Kerber in straight sets to win her seventh Wimbledon title and her 22nd Grand Slam title overall.
These are just a few of the memorable moments from recent years at Wimbledon. The tournament always produces some of the best tennis of the year, and fans around the world eagerly anticipate each year's competition.
There are several types of sports bets that you can place on tennis matches. Here are some of the most popular ones:
Moneyline Bet: This is the simplest form of sports bet. You bet on the player that you think will win the match.
Spread Bet: This type of bet involves a handicap or a spread. You bet on the player to win by a certain number of games or sets.
Total Bet: In this type of bet, you wager on the total number of games or sets that will be played in the match.
Futures Bet: A futures bet is a long-term bet that you place on the outcome of a tournament or a specific player's performance in the tournament.
Prop Bet: A prop bet is a bet on something other than the outcome of the match. For example, you could bet on the number of aces served or the number of double faults made by a player.