2017 Wimbledon Betting Odds & Predictions
Federer Goes For No. 8First, know that Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament in which seedings do not automatically follow the rankings, with greater weight being given to recent results on grass in the men’s event or in past Wimbledons. Thus even though Roger Federer is the No. 5 player in the world rankings, he’s the third seed. And Federer, at age 35, is the +230 betting favorite. He’s currently tied with Pete Sampras for the most Wimbledon title in the open era with seven.
How Well has Federer Done This Year?Of course Federer surprisingly won the Australian Open back in January for his record 18 th Grand Slam title. It had been five years since Federer won a Grand Slam — he beat Andy Murray in the 2012 Wimbledon final — before conquering the hard courts of Melbourne. However, he skipped the French Open – clay is his worst surface – to focus on Wimbledon. It was the second year in a row that Federer pulled out of the French Open. He won the title at the clay-court major in 2009 to complete a career Grand Slam.
What About Andy Murray?Defending champion and world No. 1 Murray has been named the top seed at Wimbledon for the first time in his career. Murray is the second betting favorite but there are health concerns. A sore hip forced him to pull out of Wednesday’s scheduled exhibition match at the Hurlingham Club in England. Murray has played only one match on the grass this season, and that was an underwhelming straight-sets defeat against world No. 90 Jordan Thompson in the first round at Queen’s. Last year, Murray won his second Wimbledon title with a straight sets win over Canada’s Milos Raonic.
Djokovic and Nadal Won’t Be Left BehindNovak Djokovic is the second seed and Rafael Nadal the fourth. It is the first time the Big Four of men's tennis have been the top four seeds at a Slam since Wimbledon 2014, with world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, who has never reached the semifinals at Wimbledon, seeded fifth. Djokovic (+500) is a three-time Wimbledon champion but in a major slump this year. The former world number one held all four Grand Slam titles going into last year’s Championships, but now holds none. Nadal (+380) has won Wimbledon twice and comes off a 10th French Open title, the first player ever to win a Slam 10 times.
Women’s Side Wide OpenJust like the French Open, the women’s side is almost impossible to handicap it’s so wide open. That’s because seven-time champion Serena Williams isn’t playing the rest of this year due to her pregnancy. And Maria Sharapova, a Wimbledon champion and once a runner-up, is out as well. Karolina Pliskova is the +380 favorite even though she has never advanced past the second round at Wimbledon and has reached one final in her Grand Slam career. She is seeded third. Pliskova made her grand slam breakthrough with a run to the U.S. Open final last year, beating Serena along the way, and followed up by making the quarterfinals in Australia. At the French, she lost in the semifinals to Simona Halep.
Is Petra Kvitova a Threat?Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is +400. She missed the first five months of the season after injuring her hand fending off an attacker in her home. Kvitova returned for the French Open. She is seeded 11 th . World No. 1 Angelique Kerber is seeded first and +1100. She lost in the final last year but took the No. 1 ranking from Serena by winning the U.S. Open. However, Kerber is having a really down season, punctuated by a shocking first-round loss at the French Open.
As Usual, a Williams Sister Will Be ThereThe top American hope, men or women, is five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams. She is +1000 and seeded 10 th . Venus last won the title in 2008 but did reach the Aussie Open final in January, losing to her sister.
Top Betting Odds
- Roger Federer +230
- Andy Murray +380
- Rafael Nadal +380
- Novak Djokovic +500
- Milos Raonic +1100
- Karolina Pliskova +380
- Petra Kvitova +400
- Johanna Konta +750
- Garbine Muguruza +1000
- Venus Williams +1000
- Angelique Kerber +1100
Upcoming Wimbledon Schedule
- First Round: July 3- July 4
- Second Round: July 5- July 6
- Third Round: July 7- July 8
- Fourth Round of 16: July 10
- Women’s Quarterfinals: July 11
- Men’s Quarterfinals: July 12
- Semifinals: July 13- July 14
- Women’s Final: July 15, 9:00 a.m. ET
- Men’s Final: July 16, 9:00 a.m. ET
- 2016 – Andy Murray (Men’s) and Serena Williams (Women’s)
- 2015 – Novak Djokovic (Men’s) and Serena Williams (Women’s)
- 2014 – Novak Djokovic (Men’s) and Petra Kvitova (Women’s)
- 2013 – Andy Murray (Men’s) and Marion Bartoli (Women’s)
- 2012 – Roger Federer (Men’s) and Serena Williams (Women’s)
- 2011 – Novak Djokovic (Men’s) and Petra Kvitova (Women’s)
- 2010 – Rafael Nadal (Men’s) and Serena Williams (Women’s)