The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world held at the All England Club in Wimbledon since 1877 will be starting later than usual this year.
World’s top-ranked tennis player will hit the grass courts of Wimbledon starting from 3 July and will compete for honours until 16 July, 2017. With what is surely going to be a mouth-watering Men’s Singles tournament just around the corner, we take a look at the betting side of things, with odds offers and places to watch the action live.
World No.1 Andy Murray as the defending men’s singles champions is hoping to become the first British ever to win the tournament three times since the legendary Fred Perry. There’s been plenty of water under the bridge since 1936 and the tennis tides have shifted, but Murray still arrives as the bookies’ favourite to lift the trophy.
Having narrowly lost the French Open semi-finals to Stan Wawrinka, the Scot will undoubtedly enjoy the wild home support and he can be backed at 7/2 at Coral to justify his favourite’s tag.
The biggest favourite to land the title this year is Roger Federer.
With betting odds of 11/4 at BetVictor stacked in his favour, the Swiss star makes a great comeback after winning the Australian Open and skipping the French Open. Wimbledon has been Federer’s favourite Grand Slam and the Swiss international is arriving in England hoping to claim his eighth title in total and first one since 2012.
Surprisingly enough – or not – Spanish star Rafael Nadal has been installed as bigger of a title favourite than Novak Djokovic. With ten French Open titles under his belt, but just two Wimbledon accolades, the Spaniard arrives to England as the reigning French Open champion. His Wimbledon form offers great reasons to be worried as Spaniard is yet to advance into the quarter-finals in last six years, which makes 5/1 at Paddy Power a risky choice.
Djokovic’s 6/1 chances with Bet365 do not make a more solid ground to walk on, however, having in mind the Serbian’s poor form. Former No.1 is struggling with injuries, plenty of personal and backroom staff issues as well. It is fair to say that family man Djokovic has not been the same since the birth of his son and a severe drop in form has seen him drop down with bookies’ ranking as well.
Bet365 as the world’s most reliable and reputable bookie offers a tennis accumulator bonus giving you chance to earn a bonus up to 50% on accumulators including matches from all the top tournaments and events, Wimbledon included. More detailed promotions are expected to follow as we get closer the toe main event.
William Hill has already prepared a couple of betting specialities for the most enthusiastic of punters, who can now bet on any player to be asked to change as clothing doesn’t comply with rules or the full day’s play to be washed out, which stands at 8/1 betting odds.
How to Watch the 2017 Wimbledon
BBC remain the main broadcaster for Wimbledon just as they did starting from 1937. Wimbledon can be watched live on Eurosport in several European countries as well, while punters can also gain access to their favourite matches through live stream services with our recommendations going to Bet365 and William Hill.