Friday May 27, 2016
When the clay court season of tennis comes to an end, everything moves over to grass, and eventually we will find ourselves focused on the fine green lawns of SW19. This is where Wimbledon can be found, and the world’s most famous tennis court – Centre Court – is ready to host whoever earns the right to play there this year.
We’ve seen many big names take the Wimbledon singles title over the years in both the gentlemen’s and ladies singles event, including our own Andy Murray three years ago. Will this be the year he takes the title for the second time, or will World No.1 Novak Djokovic have something to say about that? If Roger Federer recovers from a niggling injury in time to be fit for the event, few would bet against him to take the title, perhaps for one final time.
Over in the ladies’ event, things are very hard to predict this year. with Maria Sharapova out of the picture, all eyes will be on Serena Williams to try and retain the title she won last year (one of three Grand Slam titles she scooped in 2015). She is still number one in the world, and has – wait for it – six Australian Open titles, three French Open titles, six Wimbledon titles and six US Open titles. Even at the heady age of 34 (quite old in tennis terms, with respect to Serena), she is still THE in-form player to beat. Is there anyone out there who could take her out this year and move past her to take the Wimbledon title?
All in all, the odds will be changing all the time, but some outside bets might possibly be better than others with regard to the tennis. Will you bet on your favourite player to win the Wimbledon 2016 title, or will you bet on someone else to provide a surprise result this year? You never know what might happen on the lawns of SW19… and that is definitely half the fun. Get ready for 27th June 2016, when Wimbledon will begin once again.