Betting Odds For 2012 Wimbledon Men’s & Women’s Brackets
There are few spectacles in sports that are as rich and ripe with tradition as that of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Club. And beginning on June 25th, the best players in tennis will begin their journey towards winning one of the greatest championships in the world.
And when we look at the favorites to win on the men’s singles and women’s singles, it’s your usual suspects at the top of that list.
Let’s look at the men’s singles.
Rafael Nadal comes in off of a victory in the last Grand Slam at the French Open, which was Nadal’s seventh title there.
But when it comes to Wimbledon, Nadal is not at the top of the list of favorites to win at the All England Club. That distinction goes to the No.1 ranked player in the world in Novak Djokovic. Djokovic is the defending champion at Wimbledon, and already has a Grand Slam title to his name in 2012 after capturing the Australian Open title.
So how are the odds looking?
Djokovic comes in at 7/4 on the betting odds to win Wimbledon, which is just under a 2/1 payout on the amount wagered for him to get the victory. For Nadal, as 21 he is just behind Djokovic as the overall favorite.
But then we can’t forget about Roger Federer, who is a six-time winner at Wimbledon. But Federer hasn’t won at the All England Club since back in 2009, with Nadal and Djokovic looking like they are just a step quicker than the aging star.
Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro round out the top-five favorites, as they do in just about every Grand Slam for the last several seasons.
I know they have to play it out, but really these five players are the only ones who ever end up in contention. Which is sometimes surprising, but clearly they are a head above the rest of the top players in the game, and it shows in Grand Slams.
And for the women?
Serena Williams leads the way on the odds to win at Wimbledon, going off at 11/4 along with Maria Sharapova. Sharapova just completed the career Grand Slam, and will definitely come in with a lot of confidence.