Get Ready for Wimbledon 2018
When it comes to international competitive tennis, Wimbledon is the oldest and the most prestigious tournament in the world. First played in 1877, it is one of the 4 Grand Slams on the tennis calendar, along with the Australian Open, the French Open (Roland Garros) and the U.S Open.
Played around June/July each year, the Wimbledon Championships attract visitors from all over the world, while millions of sports fans catch the action at home via live stream or television broadcast.
For tennis enthusiasts, Wimbledon showcases the best players from around the globe. For punters, the tournament offers both entertainment and the opportunity to place bets online. There are so many betting options available at a tournament like this that everyone from novices to professional punters can benefit. For anyone looking to get in on the action, there are a number of top-rated sites to check out, including Betway Sports, Bodog, William Hill, 888 Sport and Spin Palace Sports. All of these get our approval and offer great odds for this Grand Slam.
Betting Categories and Options
As with each of the other 3 Grand Slams, Wimbledon can be broken down into categories of the men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles. For online betting purposes, each of these categories offers an opportunity to bet and win. The most popular wager is the outright bet on the men’s or women’s champ. This involves predicting which player will lift the trophy for the men’s competition or the women’s competition.
This is just the start of the betting options though. Bets can also be placed on individual rounds on which players will make it through the first, second or third round. Bets can also be placed on players reaching the quarterfinals, semi-finals or finals. With each individual match, bets can be placed on the winner of the match throughout the tournament.
To add to this, punters can also bet on statistics and events within each match. For example, it is possible to place a wager on which player will win the first set, second or third set. Prop bets are also popular and include which player will hit the most aces, if there will be a tiebreak and if the match will go into a 3rd/5th set?
Dates and What to Expect in 2018
The 2018 Wimbledon Championships will run from the 2nd to the 15th of July. Before placing any significant wager on the outcome of the championships or a match, it is best to gather as much information about the players and the coaches as possible. In 2017, Roger Federer picked up yet another title on grass to add to his growing collection. This year though, he has not played as many Grand Slams as Nadal, who is gaining valuable experience.
In the women’s competition it was the Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza who lifted the trophy, beating Venus Williams in two straight sets. This year, Muguruza has not been able to continue her success, while Simona Halep is looking strong at number 1 in the world. Serena Williams made a comeback to international tennis this year too, but tore her pectoral muscle at the French Open and might just miss out.
Get your strawberries and cream ready, it’s nearly time for Wimbledon!