2017 Wimbledon Men’s Outright Odds, Schedule, Betting Sites
Who Will Win The Wimbledon Men’s Tournament?
In 2013, Andy Murray became the first Briton since 1936 to lift the men’s singles trophy and backed up that breakthrough victory last year with a win over Canadian Milos Raonic. The 2016 final was the first since 2002 that didn’t feature at least one of the ‘big-three’ in tennis: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, and could signal the end of one of the greatest era’s in men’s tennis.
That said, a quick look at the odds for the upcoming tournament will tell you that the big-three will not be going away without a fight, and indeed they all feature in the top five in the table below.
Andy Murray will of course be gunning for his third title (and second in a row), while Novak Djokovic will likely be the biggest threat to him achieving this. The Serbian is my pick for this year’s title and if successful will raise the trophy for the fourth time in his career.
While Djoko is as well-placed as anyone to win this year’s title, his form so far in 2017 hasn’t been at the level that has led to him becoming the number one tennis player in history in terms of win-loss record (he is tied with the great Bjorn Borg at 84.7% – an absolutely astonishing statistic).
So far this calendar year (at the time of writing) he has a record of 20-6, which places him fourth overall. Ok, so it’s not that bad, and I don’t think it will matter too much prior to a tournament that he is known to rise up for, but it is worth considering, especially as he is a close second on the list of betting odds. You should always tread carefully when selecting one of the favourites as their name can often boost their favouritism and skew the odds to misrepresent the actual chance of a victory.
Speaking of form, Andy Murray will be defending his title on the back of a very average 2017 by his lofty standards. While his output in the last 52 weeks sees him second behind Roger Federer with a record of 72-11 and a staggering 9 titles (more than double that of any other player in the same period), his win/loss stats are 16-7, placing him at fifteenth on the overall list.
He will need to seriously amend these figures if he wants to make an impact at his home grand slam and live up to his tag as tournament favourite.
Third on the list of betting is the great man, Roger Federer. After looking for a while as though his incredible career was finally starting to wrap up, he comes out and wins the first slam of the year, an epic back-to-the-future match against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.
As noted above, he has the best overall record in men’s tennis over the last 52 weeks, and the key to this is that he has been playing to his strengths – he pulled out of this year’s French Open and has not played a single match on clay in this period.
Federer has only completed 33 matches in the last 12 months, just over half of the workload compared to both Nadal and Djokovic (60 matches each), and yet he still managed to win the same amount of titles in that period (three).
All three of those titles were achieved in 2017, meaning that if you were to pick the men’s singles champion purely on recent form, you can’t go past the seven-time winner.
Fourth and fifth on the betting table are Milos Raonic and Rafael Nadal respectively. It was very surprising to see Raonic make last year’s final, although he took advantage of a tournament that saw number-one seed Djokovic eliminated in the third-round, paving a reasonably easy route to the final. To be fair he did knock out Roger Federer in the semi-final, coming from 2-1 down at one stage, however I just can’t see him reaching the final again in such a strong field.
Nadal’s position at fifth on the table above is boosted by his great run at the Australian Open and standard excellence throughout the spring where clay tournaments dominate the calendar. While he is a two-time winner of The Championships.
His two victories and three runner-up finishes came at the peak of his career though and he has not made it past the fourth round since 2011. You’d have to be bold to put money on Rafa.
As for the rest of the field, well there’s no doubt that men’s tennis is strong at the moment with a long list of talented players on the ATP circuit. While Wimbledon is sure to have a few fairytale runs from lower ranked players, at the end of the day it is becoming more and more unlikely that someone from outside the top four will go all the way and lift the trophy. In the last twenty years, only Goran Ivanisevic has won the Wimbledon crown from outside the top four seeds.
Wimbledon Men’s Tournament Betting Sites
At all tennis tournaments, the top sportsbooks will allow you to pick who you believe will make the semi-finals, quarter-finals etc. and this is how you can apply your knowledge to beat the odds.
Just because the winner of Wimbledon is almost certain to be one of the top seeds, you should not be discouraged from selecting one of the many other betting options available.
Look at Dominic Thiem for example. At just 23 years of age, Thiem has rocketed up the rankings and could likely lead the new generation of tennis talent once the current batch of legends retire.
Currently ranked 7th in the world and with years ahead of him, the Austrian has a bright future and could make further inroads with a good run at Wimbledon. Why not place a wager on him to reach the quarter-finals or even semi-finals?
As always, the big betting companies will offer you a selection of different lines so that you can start making your bets more specific and therefore more rewarding. You can always bet on the number of sets in a particular match (there will be huge odds available for
You can bet on the number of sets in a particular match (there will be huge odds available for favourites to be taken to four sets in the opening week), as well as the exact scores of each set. You can choose whether or not a set will go to a tiebreaker, and even place a wager on who will serve the most aces in a match (always a good bet when Milos Raonic is involved).
All of the information you need to do your research can be found on the official ATP Tour website, and the depth of statistical analysis is practically limitless. As an experienced bettor, you will be perfectly aware that the more work you put in the greater the potential output.
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2017 Wimbledon Men’s Schedule
This year’s tournament begins on Monday, July 3rd and as always will run for two weeks. The first week can often be a little tedious as you see the giants racing to big wins over qualifiers.
However, these matches are almost as important as the big ones, as a lapse or two in concentration can turn a three set win into a tiring five set epic. Any former champion or tennis expert will tell you that tournaments are often won or lost in the first week.
Conversely, you will see plenty of action packed matches between lower ranked players that can often rival anything seen on centre court. If your tennis knowledge is deep, why not place a bet on a match between two lesser known players? Here’s the full schedule for this year’s tournament:
|Week 1||Mon. 3 – Tue. 4||Gentlemen’s Singles first round|
|Wed. 5 – Thu. 6||Gentlemen’s Singles second round|
|Fri. 7 – Sat. 8||Gentlemen’s Singles third round|
|Mon. 10||Gentlemen’s Singles fourth round|
|Wed. 12||Gentlemen’s Singles quarter-finals|
|Fri. 14||Gentlemen’s Singles semi-finals|
|Sun. 16||Gentlemen’s Singles final (2PM)|
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