Which Players Are Favored to Win in Wimbledon 2017?
June 30, 2017
As early as the qualifying rounds, several Bitcoin sportsbooks already have their eyes on the top players who will most likely have a chance to reach the finals and win this year’s Wimbledon trophy for both men’s and women’s singles.
The favored Wimbledon 2017 players for the men’s singles are Federer, Murray, Nadal, and Djokovic. For the women’s singles, Bitcoin sportsbook platforms give two players favorable odds, and they are Pliskova and Kvitova.
Elite four to rule men’s singles
Bet365 has Roger Federer at 3.25, Andy Murray at 4.50, Rafael Nadal at 5.50, and Novak Djokovic at 7.00. William Hill is also giving the elite four almost the same set of odds. Federer is at 3.00, Murray at 4.50, Nadal at 5.50, and Djokovic at 7.00.
Federer earns the highest favored spot among the four after his spectacular win against Nadal in the Australian Open. It was as if a young Federer was playing against Nadal during the finals of the previous open. It is important to note that Nadal should have the upper hand against Federer in terms of playing on clay surfaces. Despite the surface, Federer still got the win in the match. Federer’s victory in the Australian Open, as well as his previous achievements at Wimbledon, justifies Federer’s high odds this season.
Despite not reaching the finals in the Australia Open, Murray is given the top seed title in Wimbledon. This is his first time to be named the top seed. Murray’s 4.50 odds from the two Bitcoin sportsbooks are due to his achievement in taking the Wimbledon title twice.
Following Murray is Djokovic, who is named as the second seed for the Grand Slam. Even though he is trying to get out of a slump during this season, Djokovic does not feel any pressure for Wimbledon. This is due to his being not one of the favorite players for Wimbledon. His 7.00 odds are still close to the three due to this good grass game.
While Nadal was the best during the clay season, he is out of his element when he enters the grass court. Bettors are still on the fence whether he can bring in his clay performance to Wimbledon.
The women’s singles can be anyone’s game after the French Open. The favored player to win the French Open was Simona Halep where many Bitcoin sports betting sites set her odds at around 5.00. However, Ostapenko won the finals against her. This surprised everyone since Ostapenko’s odds were barely close to Halep in the outright market.
The favored player for the women’s singles is Petra Kvitova and Karoline Pliskova. William Hill has Kvitova at 5.50 and Pliskova at 6.00. Bet365 switches the two where Pliskova has 5.50 and Kvitova at 6.00. For Halep fans, her odds are set at 21.00 at Bet365 and William Hill.
Bitcoin sportsbooks are favoring the two players’ superior serve. Kvitova and Pliskova also favor the grass surface of Wimbledon where both can excel at. However, Kvitova’s performance is questionable at this time since she just recovered from her injuries. Bettors should make note of this if they are deciding which of the two to back for Wimbledon 2017.