Wimbledon 2019 Pre-Draw Futures & Tennis Betting Odds

João Mourato

Thursday, June 27, 2019 4:50 PM UTC

Thursday, Jun. 27, 2019 4:50 PM UTC

Wimbledon is just around the corner and Roger Federer has been promoted to second seed due to the tournament's unique seeding system. Can the Swiss take advantage of his new status?

<div><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=164&amp;a=f339dce1-88de-4994-ab6a-c24e019bdf3b&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://cmscdn.staticcache.org/assets/image/0007/1354948/Bet-and-Get-Wimbledon-1280x480-English-UKWimbledonbetandget.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Federer Confirmed as Second Seed for Wimbledon</h2><p>Since 2002, Wimbledon has employed a unique seeding system - in agreement with the ATP - to decide the 32 seeded players. Besides the ATP ranking points, the tournament also takes into account the previous results over a two-year period on grass. Roger Federer is currently the No.3 in the ATP rankings but was confirmed as the second seed for Wimbledon after his outstanding results on this surface. This means that the Swiss will be in the opposite half of the draw to Novak Djokovic and can only face the world No.1 and defending champion in the final.</p><p>Federer got his <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/tennis/useful-tips-for-tennis-betting-on-grass/90161/" target="_blank" title="Useful Tips for Tennis Betting on Grass">grass-court season</a> off to a strong start at the Noventi Open, winning his 10th title in Halle. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has the perfect game for grass and his record at the All England Club is a good example of that. Federer is an eight-time champion in Wimbledon and won 88.79% of the matches played throughout his career at the world’s oldest tennis tournament.</p><p>Looking now at the outright market for this event, Djokovic is the bookmakers’ favourite at 3/2 (2.5) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a> while <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">William Hill</a> offers 10/3 (4.33) for the Swiss to win the title. Federer enjoys the short rallies on grass and Wimbledon is the tournament where he has a better chance to win another Grand Slam title. Big servers and powerful hitters are always dangerous opponents for Roger on this surface with Milos Raonic, Kevin Anderson, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Tomas Berdych as some of the players who beat Federer on this tournament in the last decade. Nevertheless, Federer has a great chance to reach another Wimbledon final due to Wimbledon’s unique seeding system since he can’t face Djokovic until the final.</p><p> </p><h2>Player to Keep an Eye on</h2><p>Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a two-time semi-finalist at the All England Club and one of the most fascinating players to watch on grass. The former world No.5 enjoys the fast court conditions on this surface and his powerful game always makes him a very dangerous player on this tournament. Tsonga will make his first appearance in Wimbledon since 2016 after missing most of the 2018 season due to a knee injury. The Frenchman started the year outside the Top 200 but has enjoyed a strong start to the season, winning his 17th career title at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier.</p><p>Tsonga is currently ranked as the world No.70 and won’t be seeded in Wimbledon for the first time since 2007. The 34-year-old never lost in the first round at the All England Club and is a player that all seeds will want to avoid due to his undeniable quality on this surface. Adding to this, Tsonga also made a good start to the grass-court season, losing only to Milos Raonic in Stuttgart and Roger Federer in Halle – both in three close sets. Tsonga’s chances to win the title are extremely low with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Unibet &amp; Start Playing Today!">Unibet</a> offering 200/1 (201) on his outright but the Frenchman is definitely a player to keep an eye on this event.</p></div>
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