Wimbledon Men's Final Preview
Rafael Nadal is the major favorite against surprise finalist Tomas Berdych, as the Spaniard looks to win his second Wimbledon title.
Rafael Nadal vs. Tomas Berdych
Bovada has Nadal posted at -300 with Berdych posted at +240.
Nadal will be looking to win the Wimbledon title after missing last year’s tournament with injuries being the 2008 champion and he is going for his eighth Grand Slam title.
Nadal has won his last 13 matches at Wimbledon and 25 of 27, with the only losses coming against Roger Federer in the finals of 2006 and 2007.
The 12th seed Berdych is playing in his first Grand Slam finals after his 28th try, which is the second most Grand Slams played before playing in a final.
In their semifinals wins Nadal beat fan-favorite Andy Murray of Britain 6-4, 7-6 (6), 6-4 and Berdych beat Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-3, 7-6 (9), 6-3.
Berdych comes into the finals on fire after beating top-seed Roger Federer in the quarterfinals and third seed Djokovic in the semis.
Both players have a big serve and each can play great defense. That will be the key in this match, as the winner will have to play well of the other’s serve. Nadal is the master of covering the court and returning every shot, so Berdych must make crisp shots and not make too many errors.
Nadal has a 7-3 record lifetime against Berdych, with victories in his past six matches against the Czech player.
Berdych has a booming forehand and when he is given the chance to hit winners with it he will have to take advantage of it. When Nadal returns his bombs Berdych cannot get down, as he has to stay with his game and not stray from hitting baseline winners.
If Nadal plays his game and his return is solid he will be very tough to beat in this match.
Betting on the match is not your only wagering options for this Wimbledon final, as you can make set bets and prop bets at Bovada.