The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the calendar year is set to get underway on Monday night at the All England Club. Here, we take you through our best futures betting tips for both the men’s and ladies draw for the 2021 edition of Wimbledon.
It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen an odds-on favourite in the men’s draw at Wimbledon, but that’s exactly what world #1 Novak Djokovic is this year. The 19-time Grand Slam champion is in fantastic form and will be full of confidence after his triumph at the French Open just a couple of weeks ago. Djokovic has won Wimbledon on five occasions including each of the last two editions and is impossible to bet against this year, so he’ll be our selection at short odds. If somehow Djokovic stumbles this fortnight, then we don’t mind the odds of Matteo Berrettini ($13) as a value selection to win his maiden Grand Slam. The world #9 is in the best form of his career and was able to take out Queen’s Club Championship on grass last week where he dropped just one set for the tournament. He’s our second-best pick if the Joker can’t get it done at his odds-on quote.
There are only two women with a single figure quote at Wimbledon this year, with Australia’s Ash Barty and USA’s Serena Williams both at around $8 at most bookies. Interestingly, neither woman has played on grass since Wimbledon in 2019 when Barty went out in the fourth round and Williams lost in the final against Simona Halep in straight sets. You could certainly make a decent case for Barty as well as 5-6 other women, but we see Williams as the best bet and over the odds as an 8-1 chance. While the 39-year-old certainly isn’t getting any younger, she’s still playing great tennis and is back on her preferred surface and at her most successful tournament that she’s won 14 times (7x in singles, 6x in doubles, 1x in mixed doubles). This could quite possible be the last legitimate chance Williams has to win her 24th Grand Slam title to tie Margaret Court, so we expect her to be locked in from the start and to give it a red-hot shake.
The most intriguing quarter of the men’s draw in our opinion is Quarter 2 where the biggest name is world #4 Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek is coming off a fantastic run at the French Open where he finished as the runner-up, but won’t exactly be full of confidence on the grass at Wimbledon where he’s bowed out in the first round in two of his three campaigns, which is why we’ll be steering clear of him at his $2.30ish quote. Instead, we’re liking the Aussie Alex De Minaur’s price (currently $11) to make his second deep run at a Grand Slam within 12 months (QF appearance at US Open in 2020). The world #22 is coming off a title-winning run on the grass at Eastbourne just a few days ago and has now chalked up 20 wins against 13 losses on the year. It’s definitely not a high-stake bet, but it could be worth having something on the 22-year-old to take out his relatively weak quarter.
All the Quarter Winner markets are fairly open in the women’s draw, but none more so than Quarter 4 where the favourite is a $4 chance in the form of Petra Kvitova. The Czech world #12 is a two-time Grand Slam champion and both of those titles came at Wimbledon, with one coming in 2011 and the other in 2014. Kvitova hasn’t made it out of the fourth round since her second title here, but she’s in some really solid form this season and gets a fantastic opportunity with the draw she’s been given. In our opinion, she’s the best bet in the women’s Quarter markets.
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