Prior to the tournament starting earlier today a lot of punters may have thought it’s better to take brief hiatus from betting and save themselves for the Euro Semi’s later this week. With the seeding system in place, and only 2 possible outcomes to each match, the Wimbledon coupon is just littered with ludicrously shot-priced favourites.
And while it pays to pick out the upsets, of the 116 players in action today at the time of writing, only 6 seeds have crashed out at the first hurdle.
However, you must not be disheartened by the short-odds as there is still money to be made on this market, just look at this guy for instance: http://bit.ly/iwaGU9
He made over £135k in just 2 months betting mainly on tennis matches, with odds as short as 1/100!
Admittedly not everyone (me included!) is financially strong enough to start with £8,500 but profit is the name of the game and it can be achieved at SW19 this summer.
Vasek Pospisil vs Sam Querrey (3/10 – BetVictor)
American Sam Querrey will be looking to use all of his 6ft 6 frame to his advantage and dispose of Canadian first-time qualifier Vasek Pospisil. Querrey holds the current world record for most consecutive aces in a match and should have more than enough to defeat the Canadian youngster who is ranked 39 places below him in the world. They have yet to play each other prior to this match, and the only concern is Querrey’s injury problems but he should progress at decent odds.
Feliciano Lopez vs Jarkko Nieminen (3/10 – BetVictor)
Spaniard Lopez has had an indifferent time when facing Finland’s most decorated player in Jarkko Nieminen but despite being on the wrong end of a 6-2 career head-to-head between the pair, he has won the last 2 matches, including a straight sets win no less than 2 months ago in Barcelona. The current world no. 17 can make that 3 on the bounce here where he is a 3-time quarter-finalist.
Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Tommy Haas(4/7 – BetVictor)
An all-german affair on day 2 should see the vastly experienced former world number 2, Haas consolidate his 2-1 Head 2 Head record vs his fellow country man. Despite being ranked 21 places below Kohlschreiber, the resurgence of Haas which saw him defeat Philipp on his way to winning the Gerry Weber Open just last week. The player he defeated in the final, in straight sets, was none other than a certain Mr Roger Federer.
Bernard Tomic vs David Goffin (3/10 – BetVictor)
Young Aussie number 1 Tomic is only 19 years of age but has already played in all 4 slams including last year’s Wimbledon where he made it to the Quarter Finals before being defeated in 4 sets by eventual winner and world number one Novak Djokovic. 21 year old Belgian David Goffin conversely has never even played a game in these championships and although the pair have not met previously in any match, I can’t see past a Tomic win in this one.
An £8.50 bet on the 4-fold returns £29.34 at BetVictor, or if you’re feeling flush, an £8.5k bet returns just shy of £30,000!