Federer Favored Over Nadal in Wimbledon Odds

Wimbledon starts next week and King Roger has the best odds on the Men’s side in the biggest tennis major, which has started off with a little controversy.

Men’s Draw

There is a little controversy as Wimbledon begins, as the tournament does not use ATP Tour points for seeding, but they have their own seeding process.

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Roger Federer is the top seed even though Rafael Nadal is the number one player in the world and won the tournament the last time he played in it after missing last year’s Wimbledon with an injury.

Bovada has Roger Federer at +140 to win Wimbledon.

To say Federer has played well at Wimbledon is a little understatement, as he has won the Major six times including the epic five-set battle against Andy Roddick last year. His best surface is grass and it is very likely he will play in the finals against Nadal, which is a match up the fans want, since both are healthy.

Rafael Nadal is at +225 at Bovada and he is finally healthy after not being able to defend his 2008 Wimbledon title after being injured last year. Nadal is the No. 1 player in the world and has proved he can beat Federer beating him the 2008 final.

Bovada has Andy Murray at +600 and he is the fourth seed, but he has major concerns heading into Wimbledon. His warm up for the big Major has been sporadic with his tendonitis in his knee and he was beat at the Queens Tournament last week. If the Scot is healthy he has a shot, but that is a big if.

Last year’s finalist Andy Roddick is at +1000 at Bovada and his marathon five-set loss to Federer in last year’s finals may have been better than the epic Borg vs. McEnroe finals. Roddick is seeded fifth and has played in three Wimbledon finals, but beaten by Federer every time.

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French Open finalist Robin Soderling is at +1500 at Bovada and he beat Federer at Roland Garros, but, not surprisingly, lost to Nadal in the finals. He has the game to do well and has shown he can beat the top players in the world. He will likely have to face one in the quarterfinals or semifinals since he is the sixth seed.

Bovada has third seed Novak Djokovic at +1500. The Serb made it to the semifinals in 2007 and the quarterfinals last year and unless Nadal or Federer are upset he will have to beat one of them to make his first Wimbledon finals and that seems pretty unlikely, but not impossible.

Here are the odds for the men’s draw for the 2010 Wimbledon at Bovada.

Roger Federer +140
Rafael Nadal +225
Andy Murray +600
Andy Roddick +1000
zx Field (Any Other Player) +1000
Robin Soderling +1500
Novak Djokovic +1500
Marin Cilic +2500
Lleyton Hewitt +3000
Tomas Berdych +4000
Richard Gasquet +5000
Ernests Gulbis +5000
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga +5000
Fernando Verdasco +6000
Sam Querrey +6000
John Isner +6000
David Nalbandian +8000
Nikolay Davydenko +8000
Ivo Karlovic +10000
Gael Monfils +10000

Wimbledon Womens Tennis Odds

2009 Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has the best odds and in the last two finals of the biggest Major of the year she has faced her sister.

Wimbledon Preview – Women’s Draw

The Williams’ sisters are THE women to beat at Wimbledon, yet again, and in the last 10 tournaments on the London grass one of the sisters has won the event eight times. Venus will be going for her sixth Wimbledon title and Serena will be going for her fourth title.

Bovada has defending champion Serena Williams at +200 to win Wimbledon. Serena is the top ranked player on the tour and the number one seed at Wimbledon and she beat her sis in last year’s final in straight sets. She is considered the best grass court player in the game today and will be tough to beat.

Venus Williams is at +350 at Bovada and she is the No. 2 seed in the tournament so there is a good chance she will play her sister Serena in the finals for the fifth time and third time in a row. She has played great this season, but has a few early exits.

Justine Henin is at +600 at Bovada and she has come back to the tour and played well with one win this season, but has not made a finals since the beginning of May. Henin will not have an easy time getting to the finals, as she is only the 17th seed.

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Bovada has Maria Sharapova at +700 and the big beautiful Russian is the 16th seed and like Henin will have a tough road the finals. She won Wimbledon is 2004 and has played well coming up the event making the finals of the WTA AEGON Classic last week in a Wimbledon tune-up.

Sixth seed Samantha Stosur is at +1000 at Bovada and the French Open finalist is playing the best tennis of her career. She has one win this season at the WTA Tour Family Circle Cup and has made two finals. At time of writing she is also in the semifinals of the WTA AEGON International, which is a Wimbledon tune up.

Bovada has Kim Clijsters at +1000 and she is the eighth seed at Wimbledon. She has come out of retirement this season with a bang with two wins this season, He best showing at Wimbledon was in 2003 and 2006 when she made the semifinals. She is playing decent in the last few weeks, but recently lost in the quarterfinals of the WTA AEGON International.

Here are the odds for the women’s draw for the 2010 Wimbledon at Bovada.

Serena Williams +200
Venus Williams +350
Justine Henin +600
Maria Sharapova +700
zx Field (Any Other Player) +800
Samantha Stosur +1000
Kim Clijsters +1000
Caroline Wozniacki +2000
Jelena Jankovic +2000
Ana Ivanovic +3000
Elena Dementieva +3000
Yanina Wickmayer +4000
Victoria Azarenka +4000
Aravane Rezai +4000
Svetlana Kuznetsova +5000
Vera Zvonareva +6000
Nadia Petrova +6000
Dinara Safina +6000
Francesca Schiavone +8000
Melanie Oudin +10000