Betting On Wimbledon
The All-England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon has hosted "The Championships" since 1877, making Wimbledon the oldest surviving tennis tournament in the world. Wimbledon is also the only remaining Grand Slam to be played on grass and this has made it traditionally the fastest surface of the four Grand Slams.
When betting on Wimbledon always remember that a grass court is a quick court with the ball bouncing low. This favours big servers and players with strong groundstrokes, who are able to power their way to victory. Unlike the clay court of The French Open, rallies will be shorter and less physical. This will generally lead to fewer breaks of serve because it is much harder to defend a fast low bouncing ball.
Wimbledon is also the most popular tennis tournament in the world for punters. Tens of thousands of people all across the world will bet on Wimbledon every year a fact that is reflected in the overwhelming number of Wimbledon betting tips that are posted by our betting community when the tournament returns each summer.
How To Bet On Wimbledon
Wimbledon Outright Tournament Betting
Will Andy Murray win back to back Wimbledon crowns in 2014? If you enjoy betting on who will ultimately prevail as Wimbledon champion, then outright tournament betting is for you. Outright Wimbledon betting is simply betting on who will be the winner of the tournament. Bookmakers also offer customers each-way Wimbledon betting, meaning should your preferred player fail to win the tournament but still reach the final, you'll still win on a share of your overall stake .
Always remember that Wimbledon uses a draw to determine which players will face one another throughout the tournament. This is important as a great player may find themselves with a difficult draw while a less talented player might be fortunate enough to be drawn against inferior opponents, giving them the dream run deep into the tournament.
Wimbledon Match Betting
This is by far the most popular form of Wimbledon betting. You simply bet on which player you think is going to win a particular match within the tournament.
Before placing your bet, there's a few things you want to consider. Firstly, how has the player performed in recent matches and tournaments? Have they been dominating their opponents? Have they been struggling to close out matches? Have they been an underdog causing headaches for much fancied opponents?
Also keep in mind recent matches between the two players. A player may not have the same class as his opponent, but often their playing style causes trouble for them. Having this kind of understanding can be a real advantage when it comes to bettng on Wimbledon, particularly when it comes to Set and Game handicap betting.
Wimbledon Set Betting
To bet on a given set score is the equivalent to betting on the final score in football. In Wimbledon set betting you bet on the score in sets. For example, Andy Murray won the 2013 Wimbledon Final 3 sets to 0. To win your bet, you would have had to bet Murray to win 3-0.
If you possess a greater knowledge of both player's tendancies, Wimbledon set betting can be a great way of finding betting value, particularly when one player is a short-priced favourite but is known for slow starts in the early stages of a tournament like Wimbledon.
Wimbledon Handicap Betting
You can also bet on a range of Wimbledon match handicaps. The most popular of these are Set handicaps and Game handicaps.
In Wimbledon set handicap betting, you bet on whether one player will win with the assistance of a Set handicap. This is somewhat similar to Asian Handicaps in football. For example, you can bet on whether or not Serena Williams will win a match with a -1.5 set handicap. If she wins 2-0, you win your bet. On the other hand her opponent is given a +1.5 set handicap. If you bet on this player, you win your bet if they win the match outright, or lose by just 1 set.
Games handicap betting is similar except that it takes into consideration the total number of games played in the match. This can be a challenging form of betting as even a short-priced favourite who is expected to win in straight sets, may struggle to win each set.
Wimbledon Over/Under Betting
Similar to handicap betting, Wimbledon Over/Under betting focuses on Set totals and Game totals. For example, you can bet on whether a match will end over or under 3.5 total sets. On the other hand you can be on whether a match will end over or under 30.5 games.
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