2022 Wimbledon Betting Tips, Odds And Preview

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Wimbledon betting tips, preview and outright odds

The players who have dominated the men’s singles in recent years may be on their way out, with this season’s pattern of results on the ATP Tour suggesting Carlos Alcaraz or another first-time winner could emerge as the 2022 Wimbledon champion.

In the women’s draw, despite Iga Swiatek’s WTA dominance, she too would be a new name on Wimbledon’s roll of honour.

We have already analysed the data from the last 10 grass-court seasons to see who are the All England Club specialists, but here we run the rule over the season’s form to help find the best Wimbledon betting tips.

End of the ‘big four’?

Every year since 2003, the men’s singles at SW19 has been won by one of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

That is in contrast to 10 different winners on the women’s side – despite Serena and Venus Williams combining for half of the 18 titles in that time.

Nadal has won this season’s first two majors but the changing of the guard could finally be upon us, with Alcaraz this season’s most frequent winner after four titles in Rio, Miami, Barcelona and Madrid. He is 9/1 to add Wimbledon to that list.

The young Spaniard has only ever played two grass-court matches, but he and compatriot Nadal are the year’s only repeat winners at ATP 500 level and above, with one win apiece for Felix Auger-Aliassime, Andrey Rublev, Taylor Fritz, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Djokovic, Matteo Berrettini (pictured below) and Hubert Hurkacz.

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Djokovic has played only six tournaments this season, winning in Rome and reaching a home final in Belgrade. He missed the Australian Open after a saga over his vaccination status, which has also cost him several other appearances, and lost a thrilling French Open quarter-final to Nadal.

Is this the year to take him on? Djokovic is the odds-on favourite at 5/6 in the outright Wimbledon men’s odds so there is plenty of value elsewhere and the ‘big four’ all have question marks against their name.

Federer has not played since last year’s Wimbledon and Murray remains troubled by his own injuries. The Scot has played 10 tournaments this year, plus Surbiton on the Challenger Tour, with impressive runs to the final in both Sydney and Stuttgart. Even Nadal is dealing with a long-term foot injury.

The list of winners does not even include the top two in the world rankings, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, who are both missing Wimbledon, nor the likes of Jannik Sinner or Denis Shapovalov (both 66/1).

Widening the scope to ATP 250 events brings in wins for potential challengers such as Casper Ruud (80/1) and Britain’s Cameron Norrie (66/1).

Who can stop Swiatek?

A similar opening-up of the women’s field appeared in prospect after the shock retirement of then world number one Ashleigh Barty in March, two months after winning her third major at the Australian Open.

However, the succession was already under way with Swiatek’s win in Doha in February. The Pole is unbeaten since – in 35 matches and counting – having added the French Open and taken a firm grip on the world number one spot.

Swiatek has won the last six tournaments she has entered and a seventh at SW19 – priced at 6/4 – would set a new record for the 21st century and therefore her lifetime, having been born in 2001.

It would also extend her winning streak to 42 matches and a place in the all-time top 10, leaving only Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Margaret Court and Chris Evert with longer runs of victories on the WTA Tour.

Swiatek, Barty and Ons Jabeur are the only repeat winners on this year’s tour at WTA 500 level and above, with success also for Paula Badosa, Anett Kontaveit, Jelena Ostapenko and Belinda Bencic.

Former grand slam winners Simona Halep (14/1) and Angelique Kerber (25/1) are among the winners in lesser events, along with last year’s US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez – though not her British conqueror Emma Raducanu, who has struggled to reproduce that form and is an injury doubt.

Outside of the Williams sisters, only Petra Kvitova has won Wimbledon more than once this century, with one win each for Maria Sharapova, Amelie Mauresmo, Marion Bartoli, Garbine Muguruza, Kerber, Halep and Barty.

It will take a special performance from someone to prevent Swiatek adding yet another new name to the list but a few will fancy their chances and are worth considering for outright Wimbledon betting tips.

According to the Wimbledon women’s odds, Cori Gauff is the biggest threat at 10/1, three years after she reached the fourth round as a qualifier. Still only 18, she reached her first grand slam final at the French Open earlier this month and has carried that form onto grass.

Another worth considering in Wimbledon betting tips for punters looking to oppose Swiatek is Tunisian trailblazer Jabeur at 11/1. She has had an excellent 12 months since winning the title in Birmingham last summer and then reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Jabeur is now up to three in the world rankings after a fine clay-court campaign and then another grass-court title in Berlin last week.

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And what about Serena Williams (pictured above)? She turned 40 in September and has not played since Wimbledon last year. It seemed she had maybe retired but is playing at Wimbledon as a wildcard as she seeks that elusive 24th grand slam singles title.

In the circumstances, most players would not be worth consideration but the experience that Williams has on Centre Court means she cannot be ruled out. The American has surely not flown across the Atlantic to make up the numbers and the bookies have certainly shown her plenty of respect at 11/1.

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