Wimbledon Tennis Championship's Exciting Matches

Published Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - Online-Casinos.com
Wimbledon Tennis Championship's Exciting Matches

Tennis is the sport that has the attention of betting fans all over the world with the 2017 Wimbledon tournament being the 131st edition of the championships, the 50th in the Open Era and the third Grand Slam tournament of the year. The game is played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon in the U.K. and is the oldest tennis tournament in the world that has been held in London, since 1877 played on outdoor grass courts.

Englishman Andy Murray is the defending champion in the Gentlemen's singles and two-time defending Ladies' singles champion Serena Williams will not return to defend her title, ending her season in April due to her pregnancy. The prize money offered for the games is substantial with total prize money for 2017 having been increased to £31.6m. The winners of the men's and women's singles titles will earn £2.2m. The odds are on 35-year-old Federer who has rebooted this year and enters Wimbledon as the +200 favorite as the third seed again ahead of defending grand slam champion Andy Murray, who is listed as the +350 second choice. Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion and third seed Roger Federer has been playing well after his return from time out after winning the Miami Open. Federer began the season by winning the Australian Open beating rival Rafael Nadal. Federer has also won three other titles, including the Gerry Weber Open for a ninth time, improving his score to 24-2 overall.

Other contenders for the title include fourth-seeded Rafael Nadal (+400), second-seeded Novak Djokovic (+600) and sixth-seeded Milos Raonic (+1400). In the women’s division Petra Kvitova betting is listed by Skybet at 9/2 and Karolina Pliskova also 9/2, Johanna Konta 11/1, Garbine Muguruza 12/1, Venus Williams 14/1 and Angelique Kerber at 16/1. Petra Kvitova moved into contention for the title with a victory in last month’s Birmingham Aegon Classic.

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