Wimbledon Men Betting Odds Comparison

The 2018 Wimbledon Championships take place from the 2nd July to the 15th July, although the final qualifiers got underway on the 25th June. There is more than £34m up for grabs and for hopeful qualifiers the huge prize money can make a big difference to their season. For the top players, however, it’s all about glory. Swiss legend Roger Federer has won more than $110m for hitting balls back and forth so an extra two or three is of little consequence. Claiming a 21st Grand Slam and a ninth Wimbledon, however, would be priceless.

Who Will Win Wimbledon 2018?

Well, as is so often the case, it is Federer who heads the outright winner betting for the men. The elegant Swiss ace, who will turn 37 shortly after the Championships finish, can be backed at best betting odds of 15/8 with Coral.

Next in the odds comes Novak Djokovic, who won this title in 2011, 2014 and 2015. The Serb, down to 17th in the global rankings, looked close to his best when losing to Marin Cilic in the final at Queen’s but odds of 11/2 (Ladbrokes) look a shade too short given his long absence from the top of the game.

It is his Queen’s conqueror, Cilic, next according to the bookies. The powerful Croatian is available at best odds of 15/2 with 888sport as he looks to add to the US Open crown he won in 2014. Having made the final here 12 months ago he is sure to have fans and he is certainly one for our short list.

Rafa Nadal completes are quartet of single-figure odds contenders at odds of 8/1 with Paddy Power. The man from Mallorca claimed a scarcely believable 11th French Open title earlier in the summer and bids for a third Wimbledon crown and 18th Slam.

Can An Outsider Crash The Party?

If none of those four take your fancy, or you are looking for a longer odds option, perhaps as an each way bet, there are several viable options. Andy Murray, who continues his comeback from a lengthy injury at Eastbourne, is available at 16/1 with William Hill, for instance.

Young Alexander Zverev, a potential future world number one (currently third) will win surely a Grand Slam one day. He has the game to do it at Wimbledon and if you fancy the German you can get odds of 16/1 at various bookies.

Some may be tempted by the likes of Nick Kyrgios (18/1 William Hill), Milos Raonic (20/1 Ladbrokes), Juan Martin Del Potro (22/1 Ladbrokes) or Grigor Dimitrov at 40/1. However, we very much doubt the winner will come from beyond the top six in the outright betting and, moreover, we’re not convinced Murray can go all the way so soon into his return.

Final Verdict: Federer Yet Again at Wimbledon

For at least two years all the talk in the men’s game has been of the new generation displacing the “Big Four”. Injuries to Murray and Djokovic have allowed the likes of Zverev to move up the rankings but it is still Roger and Rafa at the very top.

Federer again took the clay court off this season and whilst he was surprisingly beaten in the Halle final by Borna Coric we think that preparation will deliver the goods once more.

Nobody knows how to win at Wimbledon better than Federer and with two of the best grass court players (Murray and Djokovic) still not playing their top tennis we think the Swiss master is good value at odds of 15/8.

Our second pick is Cilic, who at 29 is reaching the end of his peak years. His form is clearly good, he loves the grass and if anyone can beat Federer, it’s him.

Women’s Wimbledon Betting Tips

In the women’s game it is 2011 and 2014 champion Petra Kvitova that leads the way in the outright winner betting. The Czech ace can be backed at best betting odds of 5/1 with Ladbrokes, with Serena Wiliams available at 6/1 with William Hill and other online betting sites.

Garbine Muguruza is the only other player priced at single-digit odds and it is the 24 year old Spaniard who will be carrying our cash. Muguruza, like so many of her compatriots, loves to play on clay. However, her big serve makes her highly effective on grass too and she comes to SW19 as the defending champion.

She beat Venus Williams in straight sets 12 months ago to claim her second Grand Slam. That will have offered partial revenge to the world number three after she lost to Serena in the 2015 Wimbledon final.

There are a clutch of players beyond the top three at odds of between 14/1 and 16/1 who could go close. However, our prediction is that it will be Muguruza celebrating on the final weekend of Wimbledon 2018.

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