Wimbledon, held at the All England Club in London since 1877, is generally thought of as the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. It is the only major that still is played on the game’s original surface – grass. It takes place in late June and early July and you can find Wimbledon betting odds comparison at OddsPortal.com.
Wimbledon Championships is the penultimate major in the year and Wimbledon traditions include eating strawberry & cream, drinking Pimms and a very strict dress code for all players on the courts – all white or at least almost all white. Retractable roof was fitted to Wimbledon’s Centre Court in 2009 to ensure no Wimbledon Centre Court matches are interrupted due to rain during the tournament.
A total of 128 players feature in each singles event and are admitted to the event based on their ranking. The committee can admit a player who doesn’t have high enough ranking as a wild card – those would be players performing well in past Wimbledon tournaments. A great example of a successful Wimbledon wild card player is Goran Ivanisevic who won Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Championship in 2001 with very good value Wimbledon betting odds on the outright market.
Roger Federer has been the one to beat over the last decade as the Swiss has won men’s Wimbledon Championship on eight occasions since 2003.
Martina Navratilova is the all-time best amongst Ladies with a record nine Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championship wins. It is the Williams sisters who have been heading the Wimbledon betting odds over the last few years.
Wimbledon traditionally begins on Monday and the 2021 Wimbledon draw is announced the Friday before.