Wimbledon: Bookies Betting Offers
Both punters and players alike are lining up for what is generally seen as the premier tennis tournament of the year - well certainly in the UK anway!
Yes, Wimbledon is with us again and, along with the strawberries and cream, it’s time for you to think about how you can have your own grand Slam with the free bets that bookies offer both new and existing members that are planning to bet on Wimbledon.
Bookies Offering Best Odds
In the Men’s Singles Wimbledon betting market Coral offer the best odds on a Djokovic win at 15/8, and also offer 15/4 on Nadal, 19/5 on Murray, and 25/4 on Federer.
In the Women’s Singles Wimbledon betting market SportingBet probably have the best odds overall with odds of 4/7 on a Williams win, 6/1 on Sharapova, 8/1 on Azarenka and 10/1 on Petra Kvitova winning the 2013 Wimbledon tennis championships.
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, has been held at the All England Club in London since 1877 and is one of four Grand Slam tennis tournaments.
This year’s tournament will take place from 24th June to 7th July and is the 127th Wimbledon contest. Wimbledon’s the only Grand Slam that's played on grass, the game’s original surface, maybe that’s something to consider when placing free bets or using bookies betting offers.
So who’s in with a chance on the grass at Wimbledon 2013?
Bookies Favourites for Wimbledon
Let’s start with the defending singles champions; Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Are they worth a punt using bookies free bets at this years Wimbledon?
Well if you fancy Federer, and are thinking of placing a Wimbledon free bet on him to win again, a word of caution, he’s slumping. The 31-year-old Swiss hasn't won a major since last year and hasn’t won a title, at any tournament, so far in 2013 so may not be the best option.
Williams on the other hand is playing superbly and looks a dead cert with the only issue finding Wimbledon odds that offer a decent return on the free bets that bookies offer new signups.
Fresh from her Grand Slam victory in France she’s looking unstoppable, and let’s not forget that clay is her weakest surface. At Wimbledon she’ll be playing on her favourite surface, grass. Mind you, Serena hasn’t defended a Grand Slam title since the Australian Open in 2009.
What about last year’s near-miss Andy Murray? Can he come good this time around and generate a profit for you from free bets? Both Bet Victor and Ladbrokes offers to refund losing outright bets if Murray does win Wimbledon so they must be pretty confident that he won't!
Murray has been resting up and practicing on grass after a back injury and recently beat Marin Cilic at Queens. But can his health and new form hold up for him to win the big one that’s eluded him so far?
William Hill also think it's unlikely as they're offering odds of 50/1 that he'll win Wimbledon and then propose to Kim in his winners speech!
According to the ATP Race Rankings, Rafael Nadal is back in charge of the men’s tour and you can be sure that Novak Djokovic won’t like that. World ranked No. 1, the Serb will be eager to reclaim his title at Wimbledon; the Grand Slam that first made him No. 1 two years ago.
Currently Betfred offers odds of 20/1 that he'll win Wimbledon without even dropping a set! Another interesting use and potentially profitable use of free bets and bookie offers might be to predict the final two. Will it be a Djokovic v Nadal battle in the finals?
It’s been two years since Petra Kvitova won the Wimbledon title in a blaze of glory. Since then, she’s struggled to find consistency and form, losing early in both Grand Slams so far in 2013.
Mind you she did push Serena Williams in the quarter-finals last year, an unlucky draw, and she’s still one of the top four players on grass. Using bookies Wimbledon free bets on the hard-hitting Czech making it into the ladies semi-finals might be a wise move.
And what about Richard Gasquet? Ranked No.7, he’s shown impressive consistency over the past year and a half, making the fourth round of six consecutive majors. Can he do it again?
Coral offers odds of 150/1 that he'll win Wimbledon so that's probably unlikely but he may be a good use of free bets if you back him making it into the fourth round.