A lot of top ten players have failed to make it past week one but there are a number of big names still vying to make the Wimbledon title their own at the weekend. In the men’s draw the big three are intact at the moment whereas the young pretenders have fallen by the wayside. In the women’s draw players like Osaka and Kerber have been sent packing but of the remainder it’s hard to find many that we’d definitely rule out.
Everyone plays today, in both the men’s and women’s sections so we have a great day of tennis in store. In the men’s section Nadal, Federer and Djokovic are prohibitive odds-on and looking at who they face today and in the future it’s a struggle to find worthwhile opposition to them. Federer seems in the biggest immediate danger but the most likely semi-final line up now seems to be him against Nadal with Djokovic against AN Other. Nadal’s had the hardest ride so far and he’s come through it extremely well. We’ve had our doubts but he’s won us over this week. The fact that he’s in Federer’s half of the draw has kept his price up a little and we think he can reach the final at least. We’ll be having some of the 21/5 with matchbook.
Where the women are concerned there’s a particular area of the draw that we’re steering well clear of. The top half has Ash Barty, Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova and Jo Konta with the latter two playing each other today. We want no part of that so we’ll look to the other side for our interest. Simona Halep looks best placed to come through from that half. She plays Cori Gauff and we think this might be the end of the line for the highly talented 15 year old. A meeting with Karolina Pliskova would be on the horizon but the apparent slowness of the courts this year will have an impact on her serve. We’ve seen already in this year’s Wimbledon, to our chagrin at times, that a big serve isn’t the weapon it’s been in previous years. Again Matchbook are the best price at 42/5.
How we placed our bet
Tournament: Wimbledon Tennis
Betting Market: Outright
Selection: Men – Nadal, Women – Halep
Odds: Nadal 21/5, Halep 42/5
Stake: Nadal 0.5pt, Halep 0.25pt
Published on: Jul 8, 2019 @ 07:16