Just when we are only starting to catch our breath after another amazing run at the French Open, we are once again set to be treated to a feast of topnotch tennis with the 2019 Wimbledon drawing near. Will Rafael Nadal follow up on his conquest in Paris with a win in London? Or will Roger Federer or any other star come out on top of the field? Over at the women’s side of things, will we see Serena Williams return to form and show why she’s the queen of the tournament and all of tennis? Or will another rise up and steal her dimming limelight?
Early Betting Preview for the 2019 Wimbledon Championship Tennis Tournament
Djokovic failed in his bid to record his second consecutive Grand Slam title this year when he got foiled in the semifinals round of the recently concluded 2019 French Open. The good news for Djokovic is that he apparently has a greater chance of winning at Wimbledon. Djokovic, who won the Australian Open earlier this year, has four Wimbledon titles to just one in Paris. He is the defending Wimbledon champion, winning his fourth at the event last year by defeating Kevin Anderson in three sets in the finals. In his career so far, Djokovic has five ATP titles on grass, with an overall record on the surface of 88-18 — an 83 percent success rate. Djokovic is currently the top favorite to win the 2019 Wimbledon men’s singles, as he has odds of +125 to do it.
Federer is coming off a semifinals exit at Roland Garros, losing in that round to the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal, who is also the eventual champion of the tournament. The French Open, however, is the least favorite of Federer, as he only has one Grand Slam title in Paris thus far in his illustrious career. It’s a much different story, though, for Federer when it comes to competing at Wimbledon, where he won most of his 20 Grand Slam titles. Federer has eight titles at Wimbledon, the last one coming in 2017. Last year, he crashed out of the quarterfinals round, but he’ll be a force to reckon with again in the upcoming edition of the tournament. Federer has 176-26 career ATP record on grass matches and has 18 titles on the said playing surface. Federer has two wins on the season, though, both were won on hard courts. He is +325 to win his ninth Wimbledon title this year.
Nadal must still be on cloud nine after winning his 12th French Open title this June. The man is simply unstoppable on clay, and he’ll be looking to carry his momentum from that amazing run into Wimbledon, as he tries to add to his two titles there. The last time Nadal won at Wimbledon was way back in 2010. Since then, he was upset in the second round twice and in the first round once. Also, during that stretch, Nadal’s best finish at Wimbledon was a runner-up finish in 2011, when he got beat in the finals by Djokovic. Nadal also reached the semifinals of Wimbledon last year but also got tripped up in that round by the Serbian. In any case, Nadal has always been a threat to anyone in any given tournament, so expect a strong performance from the Spaniard. He is +500 to win the 2019 Wimbledon men’s singles tournament.
Guess people will continue trusting Williams so long as she can drag herself into any given tournament. That speaks more about her legend and how she built her success to the point that people always think she can take down any given set of competition than what she really is capable of doing at this point of her brilliant tennis career. We say so because it is becoming increasingly clear that Williams is past her prime. She is on the downhill of her career, though, that doesn’t mean she can no longer win a Grand Slam tournament, especially at Wimbledon, where she has won seven championships. Plus, it was just last year, when she had a runner-up finish at Wimbledon before taking a break due to pregnancy. Williams also dealt with injuries this year, so that’s something to keep in mind when looking to bet on the American’s odds of +375 to win the 2019 Wimbledon women’s singles tournament.
An injury forced Kvitova to skip the 2019 French Open, but assuming he’s 100 percent healthy now, she will be among the players to watch at Wimbledon. It’s still wise to check on Kvitova’s condition from time to time in the lead up to the 2019 Wimbledon, as she reportedly is having some doubts on her readiness to play in the tournament. The Czech has two Grand Slam titles, and both were won at Wimbledon — in 2011 and in 2014. She is definitely looking for a strong bounce back after losing to Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first round in three sets.
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