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EXPERT TENNIS TIPS: WIMBLEDON

WIMBLEDON EARLY TRADING OPTIONS

This tournament has the potential to be pretty wide open, and given the form of these two players, and the fact they’ll be seeded, I’ll be making small trading plays to kick off the Wimbledon fortnight.

The first is Alex De Minaur, and I’m not too concerned by his early exit this week after his title last week. His style is so well suited to the grass and he matches up well across a range of styles and levels of power. He will be seeded inside the Top 8 too which is massive in terms of avoiding the bigger names at the top of the market.

The other is Brit Jack Draper, who has also looked great on the grass. I think if anything this price will only shorten before the start of the tournament, and that should definitely be the case if he beats Carlos Alcaraz at Queens. His fitness is a major issue but may not impact him as much on the grass, and hopefully the home organisers are friendly to him if the conditions aren’t ideal.

Betting Strategy

BACK Alex De Minaur at $42

The first is Alex De Minaur, and I’m not too concerned by his early exit this week after his title last week. His style is so well suited to the grass and he matches up well across a range of styles and levels of power. He will be seeded inside the Top 8 too which is massive in terms of avoiding the bigger names at the top of the market. 

BACK Jack Draper at $60

The other is Brit Jack Draper, who has also looked great on the grass. I think if anything this price will only shorten before the start of the tournament, and that should definitely be the case if he beats Carlos Alcaraz at Queens. His fitness is a major issue but may not impact him as much on the grass, and hopefully the home organisers are friendly to him if the conditions aren’t ideal. 

Steve Quick will be providing expert tennis tips and predictions for Wimbledon closer to the event.

WIMBLEDON TIPS AND PREDICTIONS 2024

Wimbledon, formally known as The Championships, is the oldest and perhaps best-known tennis tournament in the world. The tournament, played on grass courts in late-June and early July at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, is the third of four Grand Slam or major events held each year. Betfair’s expert analysis, including Wimbledon tips, is crucial for bettors wanting to stay in tune with the action on a surface that tends to favour hard-serving, athletic players who can cover the court quickly and are sharp at the net.  

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Although grass is known as the traditional surface for tennis, Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament now played on grass and one of a handful of events worldwide still using the natural turf. The grass courts at Wimbledon, especially later in the tournament when they are drier and worn out, produce super-fast play that often sees the ball stay low. Grass courts favour attacking players with strong serves and who can cover the court quickly and efficiently. Rallies are rarely long, there are aces aplenty, and strategic attacking to win easy points at the net is vital. Bettors wanting to learn more about players with the skill set and athleticism to be successful at Wimbledon can analyse Betfair’s Wimbledon tips, offered as part of Betfair’s extensive range of expert information and data, for all events played during the tournament. 

As is the case at all Grand Slam tournaments, Wimbledon’s two main events, the men’s and women’s singles, each include 128 players. Thirty-two players in each event are seeded according to either world rankings or at the discretion of the All England Club, with match-ups decided in a pre-tournament draw. This system theoretically ‘protects’ higher-ranked players in the earlier rounds by pitting them against much lower-ranked opponents. It also creates potential pathways for the best players to meet head-to-head in the later rounds of the event. Occasionally, ‘name’ players can exit the tournament earlier than expected because of their inability to navigate the quirks of the grass courts. By using Betfair’s detailed expert advice including Wimbledon 2022 tips, punters can make educated and informed choices when taking into account head-to-head match-ups and the abilities of players to handle to grass courts. Bettors who are keen to learn more about which players to back or lay during the tournament can do so by analysing Betfair’s Wimbledon tips today.

Serbian Novak Djokovic has won the past three Wimbledon men’s titles (there was no event in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic) and six in total. He will be keen to get one closer to Swiss Roger Federer’s total of eight wins, but he is expected to have fierce competition from Italian Matteo Berrettini and Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz. World number one Iga Swiatek from Poland, four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka from Japan, American Serena Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, and Romanian Simona Halep, the 2019 winner, are among the likely contenders in the women’s event. 

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