It is time for the biggest tennis tournament! Wimbledon 2019 is just around the corner and we are going to witness all the greatest players battle to win this important trophy. Some of the fans are not aware that Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam event played on a grass surface. The first edition was held all the way back in 1877. As always, the event is happening at the All England Lawn Tennis Club between 1st July and 14th July. There are going to be 128 men and 128 women players participating, with only 64 of them being seeded. The winners will get massive 2000 points for World Rankings. When it comes to money prizes, the first position will net £2,350,000, while the runner up will get £1,175,000. In case you missed it last year, Serbian Novak Djokovic is defending the title this time. He was more successful than Kevin Anderson in 2018. In the ladies singles, Angelique Kerber was the underdog who took down Serena Williams in the finals last season.
Who Are The Top Favorites This Time?
If we are going to judge by the odds presented by bookies, Novak Djokovic has the highest chance to win/defend the title. He is followed by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray. Interestingly, all these players have won the event in the last decade at least once.
The Swiss legend Federer had a debut in Wimbledon exactly 20 years ago. So far he has won eight titles here. He could potentially become the oldest player to seize a Grand Slam (38 years old in August). Judging by the latest interviews, he is feeling great. He always enjoyed the ambient and vibes of Wimbledon. According to many, he is the greatest grass court player in the history of tennis.
Rafael Nadal secured his 12th Roland Garros victory recently, but it is not a secret that Spaniard performs a lot weaker when it comes to the grass surface. He has won Wimbledon twice so far, and honestly, we would be surprised to see him win the third in 2019. This is going to be his first professional tournament on a court like this in months. The last title came all the way back in 2010. Nadal had a good run during the last season, but eventually got stopped in the semi-finals by Novak Djokovic. It was a 5-sets thriller won by the Serbian superstar.
Novak is our top favorite to lift the title as well. He is having a great time in Grand Slam’s lately, having won three out of the last four. Besides that, this player is holding the first position on ATP World Rankings as well. The only downside for him at the moment is slightly questionable form. Reaching Roland Garros semi-finals is not bad by any means, but our impression is that Djokovic played much better in the first three months this season.
As always, there are a couple of players who could potentially shine and reach the final stages of the tournament. Some of the young stars we would like to mention are Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Dominic Thiem. They are going to represent the biggest threat to the “Big 3”. Bettingoffers.cashhave published a series of stats that show how lack ofexperience when it comes to grass surface might be an issue.
When it comes to big servers and players who might have a solid run, we have to mention Kevin Anderson. South African player had an incredible performance last year, reaching the finals. He obviously had no fitness to contest the Novak, but all matches which led to that moment were fantastic. Serve is an important factor in Wimbledon.