Wimbledon marks the true beginning of the British sporting summer. Running this year from Monday 2 July 2018 to Sunday 15 July, the tournament has managed to retain a strong sense of history tradition in the commercialised world of multi-millionaire stars.
This year will be the 132nd time The Championships have been played (and the 125th edition of the Ladies’ Single Championship), and it is the only one of the four Grand Slam tournaments to be played on grass. Many argue that it is the most prestigious Grand Slam as well.
Last year, Roger Federer won the men’s single title for the eighth time and is set to be the favourite again this year. The Ladies’ title was won by Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza, her second Grand Slam after her French Open win in 2016.
Tennis is the ideal sport to bet on via a mobile app. As well as the special offers and huge range of markets that mobile sports books give punters around big tournaments like Wimbledon, the best tennis apps have other features to enhance your betting experience. These include form guides and real time statistics, match visualisations, as well as replays and live steaming.
Crucially, with a tennis betting app you can bet in-play, and there are few sports that are as exciting to bet on live. Matches can change dramatically, with players gaining or losing ascendancy over a handful of points, but a mobile app means you can always keep up with changing odds or Cash Out of a bet quickly, as you have access to your bet slip wherever you are.
You get a huge range of markets when you bet on Wimbledon, and because matches can change so quickly, tennis is the ideal sport for mobile betting.
You can take an outright punt on who you think will win any given match, reach the quarter or semi finals, or win the tournament overall. You can also take an each way option, where if you back a player to win and they make the final but lose, you get paid out at ½ the odds.
However, the real excitement comes with in-play betting on tennis, as you can bet on virtually every point. You can bet live on who will win a given point or game, or what the score will be in a particular game or set. You can also bet on what the score will be in any given game after two or three points have been played, or how many times deuce will be reached.
Other markets include how many aces and double faults will be served, or the total number of games played in any given set. You can also have acca bets on Wimbledon, where you combine wagers on four or more matches into a single bet.
With such a huge range of markets available, a mobile tennis app is undoubtedly the best option for betting on Wimbledon.
Unsurprisingly, Roger Federer is the favourite to win the Men’s Singles Championship for the ninth time in his career. He is currently at odds of around 13/8, reasonable value considering his astonishing track record.
If you’re looking for a value bet for outright winner, Alexander ‘Sascha’ Zverev looks a good prospect. Currently fifth favourite at odds of around 16-1, the 20-year-old German finished 2017 ranked 4 in the world, and after reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2017, grass could be the surface on which he excels.
Another outsider in the men’s draw worth a punt is Australia’s Nick Kyrgios. The fiery right hander has all the shots and some big scalps to his credit, but it has always been his temperament that has let him down. However, at 20-1 it could be worth a bet that Wimbledon 2018 is when he finally puts it all together.
Perhaps the best value outright bet of the tournament is Venus Williams to win the Ladies’ Singles Championship. She is currently well out of favour with the bookmakers and so you can get an extremely generous price of up to 60-1 on her taking out a sixth Wimbledon singles title.
Madison Keys has been developing her game on all surfaces, having reached at least the quarter finals in all four Grand Slams. She has recovered from an early season injury and is peaking just in time for Wimbledon, and so her odds of 16-1 look like good value.