As the third major golf tournament is underway at the US Open, we have our third major tennis tournament of the year – Wimbledon – starting on Monday. With two grasscourt events completed and a couple more ending this week, bettors are beginning to get an idea of which players can be brought closer to their level in time.
Novak Djokovic: -125
Matteo Berrettini: +600
Rafael Nadal: +650
Carlos Alcaraz: +800
Felix Auger-Alessim: +1200
It’s no surprise to see Djokovic not play in the pre-Wimbledon event: Of his six Wimbledon titles, he’s won five without playing in the prior period. Alcaraz has played only two matches on grass in his ATP career (1-1 in those matches), while Nadal remains not guaranteed to play after expressing that he had to inject his foot to win the French Open.
So, given that none of the three favorites have set foot on grass yet, and two are best known for playing well on clay, there could be some value on the board. The lottery will only be released a few days before the tournament starts, so we’re trying to get the value now before some of these current tournaments end prior to the raffle.
Here are two players to consider in BetMGM For early purchase. This thought process is based on two concepts: (1) You already have a file Djoker future ticket plus cashSo, who could be another option? and (2), if not Djokovic, who?
Matteo Berrettini +600
I’m not sure I’ll make it to the window with Berrettini’s future yet, but I wouldn’t blame others for navigating this early. The Italian known as “The Hammer” has reached the semi-finals at the Queen’s Club in London. That leaves him 29-3 on grass since 2019, 18-1 on grass since 2021, and 7-0 on grass in 2022. His three defeats were against David Goffin at Halle 2019, Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2019, and Djokovic at 2021 Wimbledon. .
What makes him such a threat is his one-two punch. He has one of the best transmissions on this deck. It’s heavy and fast and it’s really hard to get back in. Perrettini hits a lot of aces and gets a lot of free points from his serve. Combine that with a powerful forehand, and you’re done.
What makes him vulnerable is that he doesn’t have much. His backhand isn’t a threat, and when you’re up against an opponent who can start a point and extend the rally, that’s where you see Berrettini falter. The longer the point is, the longer it will not be in his favour. Here’s why Berrettini couldn’t get to five sets against Nadal at this year’s Australian Open, why he couldn’t get to five sets against Djokovic in three attempts, why he struggled against Andy Murray last week in Stuttgart, and why he struggled this week against Dennis Kudla. Get the ball in play, move Perrettini around the court, hit with a backhand, opponents do well. Both Nadal and Murray may have injuries and their Wimbledon status is unknown, and if Djokovic loses early, that opens the door for Berrettini. If he breaks the tie correctly, Hammer could find himself in back-to-back Wimbledon finals.
Felix Auger Alysim +1200
I’m waiting for the FAA to break out. Like, a sledgehammer crossed a brick wall by force. It’s so close!
Eliassim lost to Britney in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon last year, but it was an unfortunate draw. The FAA went five sets to defeat Alexander Zverev in the round of 16 in the previous game in one of the biggest wins of his career.
He then reached the semi-finals at the US Open and then at the Australian Open, where he nearly defeated Daniil Medvedev, losing a five-set match and a tiebreaker that ended 6-4 in the fifth set. Closed. He nearly snatched Nadal at Roland Garros, Rafa Stadium, pushing Nadal into five sets and becoming the third player in Nadal’s 115-match history at the French Open. When I say Aliassime is close, I mean it is close. Zverev is absent through injury, and if Berrettini ends up alongside Duker in a tie, that could very well be for the Canadian.
Similar to Berrettini, Aliassime has an accurate and booming transmission. The difference between the two is that the FAA has equally impressive ground strokes on both the forehand…and the backhand. At the age of 12-1, this is tempting to me and a ticket I have in my pocket.
Iga Sweatc: +150
Coco Guff: +1000
Simona Halep: +1200
Serena Williams: +1400
Yes, that’s the Serena you see on the odds board. she is back!
Just this week, Williams announced that she will be returning to Wimbledon as a wild card in her 21st appearance. With seven titles at Wimbledon, it’s hard to miss 14-1. However, Williams hasn’t played a game since last year’s Wimbledon event, retiring 3-3 in the first set of the opening round against Alexandra Sasnovich. Additionally, she will also play for the first time without her coach in 10 years, Patrick Mouratoglou, who is now with Halep. Together, Williams and Muratoglu won 10 major championships, as well as an Olympic gold medal. Williams is now with Venus’ sister coach, Eric Hechtman. At 40, could this be Serena’s retirement starring rather than the start of a comeback? We will find out.
There is one player that interests me: Joff. After making her Grand Slam debut at the French Open, Gave is rocking this week in Berlin, qualifying for the semi-finals of the Grass Court tournament. Positive result: her two ultimate losses at former Wimbledon were Halep in 2019 and former champion Angelique Kerber in 2021. Those are two very good losses. The only thing you have is aggressiveness, and on the grass this style of play can go a long way.