Wimbledon 2016 Punters Guide

Posted: June 23, 2016
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Overview

Dates: Monday 27 June – Sunday July 10

The third Grand Slam on the calendar and arguably the most prestigious, The Championships, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London.

The only major played on grass, Wimbledon takes place every year in late June to early July with a Ladies and Gentleman tournament.

128 players in both the Men’s and Women’s draw compete for the Singles title with £28,100,000 of prize money on the line in this tournament.

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams head into this year’s tournament as defending champions after triumphing in 2015, with Djokovic looking to keep his hope of a Calendar Year Grand Slam alive after already lifting the Australian Open and French Open this year

Aussies have a proud history at the All England Club with Australians winning the title 26 times (21 Men, 5 Women), the most recent being Lleyton Hewitt in 2002.

TV Coverage

Wimbledon 2016 can be seen on Free to Air on Channel 7 and 7Two, as well as on Pay-TV on Fox Sports.

Fox Sports Wimbledon Coverage Guide

Seven Wimbledon Coverage Guide

Major Players

Men’s

Novak Djokovic $1.78

The calendar year Grand Slam is alive for Djokovic after triumphing in the year’s opening two majors. The Serb heads to Wimbledon as defending champion and will look to add to his three titles at the All England Club.

Andy Murray $4.4

The Scot will once again carry the hopes of all of Great Britain in this year’s tournament as he looks to repeat his 2013 triumph.

Roger Federer $16.5

Without a win at a major since Wimbledon 2012, Federer heads into this year’s tournament after the missing the French Open with a back injury. Hopes of the former Number 1 winning Wimbledon title number 8 have cooled after the Suisse recently went down to German teenager Alexander Zverev in a warm-up event at Halle.

Women’s

Serena Williams $2.6

The defending champion will be hunting for a first major title in 2016 after reaching the finals at both the Australian Open and French Open, only to lose the decider. The world number one is gunning for a seventh All England Club title which will put her equal second with Steffi Graf for most titles won.

Garbine Muguruza $6.8

Coming off a maiden Grand Slam triumph on the clay of Roland Garros, the rising Spanish star will look to go one better this year after falling to Serena Williams in the 2015 final.

Petra Kvitova $10

The two-time champ usually saves her best tennis for this tournament and will again be one to watch. The Czech has failed to reach any real heights since her 2014 triumph and will be out for a big tournament this time around to re-stamp herself as a major player on the tour.

Top Aussie Hopes

Nick Kyrgios $34

The much-maligned Canberran was given a big boost by landing a top-16 seed for this tournament, meaning he will avoid a top-eight seed until at least the fourth round. The grass of the All England Club appears to be Kyrgios’ best surface and will be hopeful of at least equalling his best place finish of Quarter Finalist at this event.

Sam Stosur $230

Buoyed by a recent Semi Final-finish at the French Open however grass is simply not her surface, evidenced by best performance at this tournament being the 3rd round. Just like Kyrgios the 2011 US Open champ has been graced with a top-16 seed, although her most recent performance on grass where she won just three games in a 6-2 6-1 loss to Caroline Wozniacki is a genuine concern.

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