Wimbledon finals preview


On Sunday, the most prestigious tennis tournament of the year comes to an end. Over the past weeks, the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club was once more the scene of plenty of action, drama and upsets. Let’s take a look at the matches before us and see if we can learn anything that might give us an edge betting on the finals!

Men’s singles

From one side of the tournament, it’s Novak Djokovic and Roberta Bautista Agut who’ll decide on Friday who heads to the final. As the defending champion, Djokovic is the man to beat. The Serb holds 4 Wimbledon wins (on a total of 15 Grand Slams) and boasts just about the best backhand in the game these days. It may come as no shock to see him this far in the tournament, while a name like Bautista Agut can in truth be called somewhat of a surprise. The Spaniard is set for his first ever Wimbledon semi-final, after reaching the quarterfinals without losing a set – which says a lot about his current form. Could a stunt be in the cards for Bautista Agut here?

Across from Djokovic and Bautista Agut, it’s a true classic in the semi-final: long-time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal square off for the last ticket to the final. Tennis fans fondly remember the 2008 Wimbledon final between the two giants of the game as one of the greatest tennis matches in history. The Swiss master won Wimbledon 8 times, while his Spanish challenger won 2 times. This is an indication of how surface is always an important factor in tennis: on average, Nadal is much more consistent on clay than he is on grass. As hard as it is to predict a winner, one thing is for sure: this will be an epic battle that will end in the exit of one of the greatest tennis players ever…

Bet on the Wimbledon men’s Singles here!

Women’s singles

While the men may have kept it predictable with the Big 3 in the Final Four, it’s another story altogether in the women’s singles. Of the 4 women that battled for a place in the final, 2 had never made it that for before, and only one had actually won it. Few who follow professional tennis doubted American Serena Williams run in this year’s edition of Wimbledon would’ve been successful, while Czechian Barbora Strýcová, who reached the semi-final for the first time, was a welcome upset for this edition. Unfortunately for her, the tournament ended there with a 2 set defeat…

Just as is the case for Strýcová, this semi-final was a first for Ukrainian Elina Svitolina. Her opponent, the Romanian Simona Halep, had made it that far once before, in 2014. From their rankings, one could have predicted an exciting matchup, with Svitolina having a slight edge with 4 out of 6 head-to-heads won. However, the Romanian proved her experience and took out the rookie in 2 sets to grasp that first ticket to the final. Will she make it her second Grand Slam on Saturday?

Bet on the Wimbledon Women’s Singles here!

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