Wimbledon is the third Grand Slam of the season and the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Besides the traditional betting markets, BetOnline offers a wide selection of prop bets for this event and we’ll take a look at some of the most them.
First Code Violation for Nick Kyrgios
- Audible obscenity (+125)
- Racket abuse (+140)
- Unsportsmanlike conduct (+250)
- Verbal abuse (+750)
- Ball abuse (+1200)
- Visible obscenity (+3300)
- Coaching violations (+5000)
Nick Kyrgios is a unique character in the game and has been involved in a number of controversies during his career. Earlier this year, Kyrgios was disqualified from the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome after launching a chair onto the court. The Australian has a story of poor behavior – on and off court – and it’s highly unlikely that he will end his participation in Wimbledon without receiving a code violation.
From all the seven code violations listed above, we can say with certainty that Kyrgios won’t receive a warning for coaching violation since he has been without a coach for quite some time now. Audible obscenity and racket abuse are the two most likely code violations for Kyrgios to receive in the first place at the All England Club. Nick likes to talk on court and not always in the most polite way, which makes audible obscenity a very likely code violation for him to receive. Besides this two, unsportsmanlike conduct is also a strong possibility for the Australian.
The difference between audible obscenity and unsportsmanlike conduct is small and it’s up to the umpire to decide which one applies best to the situation. If the player uses profane words without any specific target, he/she should be penalized with an audible obscenity. But if the player has inappropriate comments or gestures, the penalty will be unsportsmanlike conduct. Kyrgios likes to talk and although we also expect him to break at least one racket on this event, it’s more likely that his first code violation will be because of his words, which makes audible obscenity and unsportsmanlike conduct the two top choices on this list. Adding to this, BetOnline also offers a line for Kyrgios to be penalized for racket abuse with the tennis betting odds for that to happen at +120, a very interesting price due to his recent history.
Highest Number of Games Played in a Match
- Over 68.5 (-115)
- Under 68.5 (-115)
John Isner has been involved in some of the most memorable matches in the history of the sport. Back in 2010, Isner played the longest match tennis match ever after defeating Nicolas Mahut in 11 hours and five minutes. The American No.1 also played the longest semi-final of Wimbledon history last year, losing to Kevin Anderson by 24-26 in the final set. Most of the players have been asking for a final set tie breaks for a long time and last year’s match between Isner and Anderson played a decisive role on the tournament’s decision to introduce a tie-break at 12-12 in the final set.
With a tie-break being played at 12-12 in the 5th set, it means that the maximum amount of games that a match can have at this year’s edition of Wimbledon is 77 (13 in each of the first four sets and 25 in the final set). BetOnline gives you the possibility to bet on the highest number of games played in a match to be over or under 68.5. This is basically betting on a final set tie-break to take place, which is a likely scenario on such as fast surface as grass and with so many big servers on the ATP Tour nowadays.