Wimbledon 2018 Betting Preview: Nadal Looks Value to Stop the Fed Express
Federer and Nadal to both reach the finals at 4/1 @ Paddy Power
The crowds are queuing in their tents, the strawberries and cream are chilled and the great British summer is even playing ball. It must be Wimbledon fortnight.
The early stages of Wimbledon 2018 have already seen some big names fall by the wayside so where should your money be going?
Nadal Looks Value to Stop the Fed Express
Roger Federer’s serene progress through the first two rounds has solidified his position at the head of the betting market.
Federer is the master of grass court tennis, he’s played some wonderful tennis already at Wimbledon and is moving as well as ever. However, could conditions play against him?
The British heatwave has had a major impact on the grass courts at Wimbledon. Many players have already struggled to get to grips with the speed of the courts and it’s only going to get tougher as the fortnight goes on.
Some pundits have suggested that Wimbledon is close to effectively turning into a hard court tournament which could remove Federer’s edge and allow the in-form Rafael Nadal a chance to win at SW19 for the first time since 2010 at odds of 13/2 with Betfred.
The way the draw has worked for 2018 has led many tennis fans to hope for a repeat of the final of 10 years ago between Federer and Nadal. That will go down in history as one of the greatest Grand Slam finals ever and you can profit from Federer and Nadal meeting again by betting on them both to reach the final at 4/1 with Paddy Power.
Kyrgios Can Challenge if his Body Holds Up
Nick Kyrgios is only 23 but the Australian has already had more than his fair share of injury problems.
There is little doubt that he has the natural quality to win a Grand Slam during his career and providing the hip and elbow issues that have dogged him recently don’t hamper his chances, Kyrgios could just make an assault on Wimbledon 2018 at a tempting price of 18/1 with Boylesports.
Muguruza’s Early Showing Suggests She’s Serena’s Main Contender
Serena Williams’ return to Wimbledon having missed out last year whilst on maternity leave has been greatly welcomed by tennis fans. Even better is the form she’s already shown which has seen her cut to a general 7/2 to win.
Serena is right to be the favourite in this wide open draw but the value may well lie with the defending champion, Garbine Muguruza. The Spaniard looks to be slowly working her way up to top gear and providing she gets there she’ll quickly look too big to ignore at 6/1 with Coral.
Muguruza has the full package for grass court tennis including a powerful serve and soft hands at the net so she could be the one the others are all worried about.