How to Bet on Wimbledon
Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious Grand Slam tennis tournament in the world. The history. The grass courts. The strawberries and cream. The very best players in the world. They all make this an annual highlight for fans of tennis – and those who love to bet on the sport.
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Held at the All England Club in south-west London since 1877, Wimbledon is all about history and great tennis.
The championships, the third of the year’s Grand Slam tournaments, are a main feature of the British sporting summer and one of the most eagerly awaited events on the calendar for sports fans everywhere.
Over a fortnight in late June and early July, the world’s top players battle it out on the lightning-fast lawns – Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam event still played on a traditional grass surface.
The volume of wagers taken on Wimbledon betting sites each year is huge as regular tennis bettors and once-a-year enthusiasts add to the excitement by wagering on the action.
The Serb won the title for the sixth time, defeating Italian, Matteo Berrettini, in the final, to make it 20 Grand Slams in total.
The top seed from Australia defeated Karolína Plíšková in the final to claim the Ladies' Singles title and the second Grand Slam of her career.
The era of the “big four” in men’s tennis – Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray – may be coming to an end. But it still takes courage to look elsewhere in the Wimbledon betting odds.
Djokovic will still be only 34 when the championships start and will believe he has plenty more titles in him. Federer, eight times the champion, may still be able to muster one last hurrah in his 40th year.
It is hard to see Murray, plagued by injury in recent years, as a contender, but Nadal, twice a Wimbledon champion, still has a serious chance.
Away from the established elite, Stefanos Tsitsipas may improve on his best result so far, a trip to the fourth round in 2018. Similarly, Daniil Medvedev will believe he can go much further than the third round for the first time.
It is a testament to her stamina and quality that Serena Williams could be a contender, despite turning 40 later in the year.
Seven times a winner and four times the beaten singles finalist, it would be a fairy tale if Williams could make one more charge for the title.
None of the three winners since Williams’s last victory – Simone Halep, Angelique Kerber or Garbiñe Muguruza – has gone on to dominate the sport, but all three will travel to London with hope.
It may be worth doing plenty of homework and checking out the Wimbledon odds for Ashleigh Barty, Bianca Andreescu or even Petra Kvitová, whose second and most recent triumph at the championship was back in 2014.
There may be no dominant figure in women’s tennis, but that makes the betting much more open and intriguing for your Wimbledon bets.
The moneyline, also known as a match result bet, is the simplest bet of all when it comes to tennis betting online. All we have to do is decide which player we think is going to win, then place our wager on them. If they triumph in the match, we collect our winnings.
Wimbledon betting online doesn’t stop just because the match – or the tournament – has started. In-play betting means that we can place a bet while the action unfolds.
Tennis has become an extremely popular sport with fans of in-play betting. The fluctuations in matches, and the frequent breaks in play, mean there are numerous opportunities to wager while a match is being contested.
For instance, Roger Federer may find himself a set down early in a match. But we can still place a bet on him to win that contest – and even the tournament overall.
Wimbledon, like any Grand Slam tournament, provides a generous range of markets for you to enjoy.
We may be strongly convinced that a particular player will win the championship this year and back them for the tournament and in every match they play. However, it’s always worthwhile looking for Wimbledon betting opportunities that are part of a special offer from a sportsbook.
It’s always advisable to find a betting operator that offers a wide selection of markets, and whose platform is highly efficient and user-friendly.
Prestigious events like Wimbledon always see sportsbooks offering bonuses for new customers, such as free bets when you place your first wager.
Keep an eye out too for Wimbledon betting sites that have special offers such as a doubling of our winnings if our selection wins a match despite losing the first set.
Parlay Free Bet
Parlay bets (also known as accumulators), where you can combine several bets for a single stake, are very popular with people who enjoy Wimbledon betting online. Some sportsbooks offer a free bet if we create a parlay bet that includes at least three selections.
Recoup some of your in-play losses
In-play Wimbledon betting is fast and exciting, and a great way of staying close to the elite tennis action. Some sportsbooks will pay back a small percentage of any losses you incur on in-play bets during the tournament. It’s always a good idea to check the terms and conditions.
All England Lawn Tennis Club, London, England
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, to give it its full title, has been the venue for the Wimbledon championships since 1877.
Tradition is important at Wimbledon. It is the only Grand Slam where all the players must wear white, and the only one still played on a grass surface. It’s organizers even use “The List” – a 1,500 item checklist – to meticulously prepare for a tournament that will see about 450,000 fans flock to south-west London each year to watch the action.
However, the club has moved with the times in recent years. Centre Court and No.1 Court now have retractable roofs. These allow play to continue when the traditional British summer rain puts in an appearance.
Virtually all sportsbooks now offer Wimbledon betting odds. Always use a well-regarded operator with a user-friendly app or website. Some Wimbledon betting sites offer greater value to bettors – it’s always worth checking out how competitive the odds are before placing your Wimbledon bets.
There are Wimbledon odds on all singles and doubles matches at the championships. Betting on tennis, both before the event and in-play, has become extremely popular all year round. That means there is extremely high interest in Grand Slam tournaments such as Wimbledon.
Yes you can. Sportsbooks have taken advantage mobile betting in particular and are able to offer in-play betting on a range of markets. That means you don’t have to stop betting just because a match has started. The odds will fluctuate depending on the state of the match, so make sure you monitor them closely before placing your Wimbledon bets.
Yes. One of the best Wimbledon betting tips is to shop around and see which sportsbooks are running special offers. These usually include welcome bonuses – such as a free bet – for new customers. It’s always advisable to check out the terms and conditions around these offers.
Absolutely. A large proportion of Wimbledon betting online is now carried out via mobile devices. Many sportsbooks now have their own apps, with a strong focus on the customer experience. This makes it simple to navigate between markets and to make a wager quickly and easily wherever you are.