Although there’s still four months until the 2016 Wimbledon tennis championships, many websites are already offering the odds on the prospects for what will happen on the centre court between 27 June and 10 July.
Last year saw men’s tennis dominant star Novak Djokovic pick up the title for the second successive year, whilst Serena Williams made it an incredible six wins at this prestigious competition. So what’s the form looking like for the 2016 Wimbledon championships?
One man has dominated tennis in the past year and that’s the incredible Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic. 2015 was a truly exception year for Djokovic as he managed to win three of the four Grand Slam tournaments, and although it would be dangerous to bet against him, there are some serious challengers for 2016.
You can never bet against home advantage which is why Scotland’s Andy Murray is always in the running. He will be particularly keen to settle the scores after another disappointing Australian Open Final result against Djokovic, and with his last Grand Slam triumph being in 2013’s Wimbledon, Murray will want to ensure that this result wasn’t just a one off.
Although Roger Federer looks to be making a full recovery after knee surgery, a more enticing betting prospect could be backing the Swiss star Stan Wawrinka. Betway’s site is providing an enticing betting option for Wawrinka to follow on from his 2015 French Open victory, and many betting fans will be wondering if there’ll be a better chance than to jump on these odds? Particularly as one of his nearest competitors, Nick Kyrgios, retired with a back injury in the recent Dubai Championships.
Serena Williams is widely-thought to be the greatest female tennis player of all-time, and she’s already way ahead of the pack in terms of the sports betting. However, many will be questioning whether the 34-year old star has got another Wimbledon victory in her.
This is especially so given her shock defeat by Angelique Kerber in last month’s Australian Open. The rising German star is an excellent outside bet in this competitive field, although the Czech player Petra Kvitkova is amongst the favourites despite the health issues that plagued her last year.
And with other female tennis stars such as Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova also riding high in the betting odds, it could be the most wide-open women’s Wimbledon tournament yet.