First round competition at Wimbledon, one of the year’s most-anticipated tournaments, kicks off Monday, June 28.
Tennessee sportsbooks have their eyes on defending champ and No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic to walk away with a win at this grass court championship event.
Tennessee sportsbooks favor Djokovic for the win
As one of the most highly regarded tennis stars of all time, 34 year-old Djokovic will attempt to add another Wimbledon title to his 19 Grand Slam wins. If he pulls out a victory here, he would tie Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for winning 20 Grand Slam titles over the course of his career.
Djokovic has already won the Australian Open and French Open this year. A win at Wimbledon would crown him the first player to win the calendar-year Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969.
BetMGM gives Djokovic -10000 odds of winning his first round match Monday against Jack Draper.
Other men’s contenders to look out for
Two-time winner and No. 3-ranked Rafael Nadal pulled out of the competition last week, opening the title up to other potential candidates. Similarly, No. 5 Dominic Thiem withdrew after suffering a wrist injury this past Tuesday at the Mallorca Championships against Adrian Mannarino.
For now, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas follow behind Djokovic. BetMGM situates them with +600 odds and +800 odds, respectively.
Another major name, No. 8 Roger Federer, looks to claim his ninth Wimbledon title and his 21st Grand Slam win. Federer has struggled in recent competition after undergoing two knee surgeries in 2020. The 39 year-old lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime in Halle, resulting in longer odds for Wimbledon.
BetMGM and DraftKings give him +900 odds of winning, while FanDuel’s odds stretch to +1400.
Djokovic has stood in the way of titles for all three of these players. The world leader beat out both Federer and Medvedev this past February to claim his victory at the Australian Open. Then at the French Open, Djokovic beat out Tsitsipas in a thrilling final round comeback.
Medvedev has yet to advance past the third round at Wimbledon, while Tsitsipas’ best appearance featured a fourth round finish.
Women’s Wimbledon odds
Retired tennis superstar Martina Navratilova currently holds the record for most appearances at Wimbledon, earning 23 in her impressive career.
Serena Williams, however, looks to move a step closer to that record with another Championship win. Out of her 19 total Wimbledon appearances, Williams has won seven. Her last wins came as back-to-back victories in 2015 and 2016.
Williams leads in the latest 2021 Wimbledon predictions with +600 odds. World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty (+700) trails hot on her heels. Barty opted to sit out for almost an entire year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Upon return, she picked up right where she left off, winning Melbourne’s Yarra Valley Classic in February and going on to reach the quarterfinals in seven of the next eight tournaments she played. Two of those meets, in fact, were wins.
Barty’s success train suddenly derailed at the French Open earlier this month, where she sustained an injury to her left hip during second round play against Magda Linette. Wimbledon will be her first appearance back since the injury.
World No. 4 Aryna Sabalenka follows Barty in current odds, along with 2014 winner Petra Kvitova, No. 7 Bianca Andreescu, No. 9 Iga Swiatek, and 2017 winner Garbine Mugruza.
Bettors can find the best value on these players at FanDuel, where all four women sit at +1400 odds.