The tennis betting futures page shows that Novak Djokovic is an average market price of +175 to win his second Wimbledon championship. Djokovic last won in 2012. The return on a $100 investment at these betting odds is $175. At the time of this publication, a bet on Djokovic to win outright pays the most at 888Sport (SBR rating A-).
French Open champion Rafael Nadal is priced below Djokovic at +400. Despite his dominance on clay, the move into the grass court season explains the increase in the betting odds for the world’s number one ranked player. A $100 wager on the Spaniard all-star pays the most at Bet365 Sportsbook.
In a rather odd reversal of fortune, Andy Murray is priced shorter than Rafa headed into a Grand Slam event. Bookmakers have a reason for that: although Murray has fallen on hard times as of late and has had the mental tenacity of a clam for much of his underwhelming career, Murray’s game is more suited to grass.
Roger Federer was trading at +800 earlier in the week, an unusual offer for the accomplished seven time Wimbledon champion but not one totally out of left field. Online sportsbooks have dramatically lowered this asking price by cutting it in half to +400 after decent performances by the Swiss legend in the Gerry Weber Open.
On the ladies side of the coin, Serena Williams is priced at +110 even after her shocking exit in the second round of the French Open as a giant -2500 favorite. Bettors who are still licking their wound from the world’s number one defeat may be reluctant to bite on a price this short, so her form headed into Wimbledon creates the potential for line movement.
Victoria Azarenka is priced at a reasonable +250, although Azarenka missed the last few tournaments including the French due to a nagging foot injury. A $100 wager returns $250 on Azarenka.
Maria Sharapova is priced at +700 to add to her Grand Slam trophy cabinet. Looking down the market set by tennis sportsbooks, Agnieskza Radwanska is priced at +2000, Simona Halep +1600, and Na Li +1000. Caroline Wozniacki is priced at +8000.