The third grand slam of the professional tennis season is right around the corner as 2019 Wimbledon is set to take place in London starting July 1.
The Wimbledon Championship, which takes place at the world famous All England Club each summer since 1887, carries with it more tradition and pageantry than any other tennis tournament in the world. The best players in the world compete on beautiful green grass cut and manicured to perfection as players and fans wear white while eating strawberries and cream in the presence of members of the royal family on Centre Court.
When it comes to tennis betting on 2019 Wimbledon or any other tournament, it’s important to understand which factors are important before making any predictions or bets on futures odds. Included among the things to remember are the following:
- Playing surface
- History at that specific event
- Recent form coming into tournament
- Value in the odds
With that said, let’s take a look at 2019 Wimbledon odds at DraftKings Sportsbook and see where the lines land on the men’s and women’s draws.
Djokovic, Federer Favored In Men’s Draw At All England Club
Coming into Wimbledon, there are a few familiar faces expected to content for the title in the men’s draw. Three legends of the sport in Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are far and away the favorites according to NJ sports betting lines from the DraftKings Sportsbook app. Below are some of the futures odds to win the men’s championship at Wimbledon 2019:
Perhaps the easiest way to explain why the odds so heavily favor those top three players is to take a quick look at what each of them has been able to accomplish over their careers at the All England Club:
- Novak Djokovic: 4x champion (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018), 5x finalist
- Roger Federer: 8x champion(2003-2007, 2009, 2012, 2017), 11x finalist
- Rafael Nadal: 2x champion (2008, 2010), 5x finalist
Want to hear an absolutely amazing stat? Only one Wimbledon final since 2003 has gone off without Federer, Djokovic or Nadal (2016), so it feels extremely likely one (or two!) of them will find their way to the championship match once again. Oddsmakers obviously agree, with the members of that triumvirate having the lowest odds by a wide margin at DraftKings going into the tournament.
Second-seeded Roger Federer (+333), he of the record eight championships and 11 appearances in the final, is on the same side of the bracket as Nadal (+550), which means the two could meet at Wimbledon for the first time since their five-set epic in the 2008 final.
Djokovic (+140), on the other hand, has a rather favorable draw, and shouldn’t run into too many problems heading into the quarterfinals. Online sports betting players in New Jersey may want to seriously consider taking the top seed and defending champion from Serbia, who has lifted the trophy in three of the past four grand slam events. While the payout is not the same as you’d get with Federer, there are less obstacles for Djokovic to reach Centre Court for the final, plus The Joker is coming into Wimbledon in top form.
2019 Wimbledon | Profits To Be Made On Serena Williams At DraftKings
While it appears the men’s draw will dome down to one of the three favorites, reading the tea leaves on the women’s side of things appears to be a bit more difficult.
Believe it or not, the greatest female tennis player of all time is not favored on the women’s side of the draw going into the 2019 Wimbledon. Oddsmakers have top-ranked and No. 1 seed Australian Open champion Ashleigh Barty (+500) as the favorite, as she’s coming off her first grand slam title and holds a 12-match winning streak coming in. Right behind her, however, is the one and only Serena Williams with a payout higher than some would expect (+650).
Williams won back-to-back Wimbleton titles (his sixth and seventh) in 2015 and 2016 before taking a hiatus in 2017 while pregnant with her daughter and returning to reach the final a year ago. In this tournament, Serena is on the same side of the draw as 2018 champion Angelique Kerber (+800), top-seeded Barty and 2017 champion Garbine Muguruza among others. At +650, NJ online sports bettors on the DraftKings Sportsbook app need to take a look at those odds for the best t hat’s ever played, even though her route won’t be an easy one.
If looking for another candidate, perhaps No. 2 Naomi Osaka (+1300) will be an option for some bettors looking for a larger payout. Like Williams, the 2018 U.S. Open champion hasn’t played up to capability this year, but Osaka is on the slightly lesser side of the draw that includes Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova. Despite not being in great form, she shows up on the big stage and the openness of the women’s side leaves the opportunity for a surprise candidate to walk right through the door at the All England Club.