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Wimbledon Tennis: Monday June 29th
Monday signals the start to a mouth-watering fortnight of sun, strawberries, and sensational tennis at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and the action should get off to a flyer with a tantalising first day’s order of play.
It’s one of the iconic sporting occasions in the British calendar and the battle for this year’s third Grand Slam event is set to be extremely fierce in both the Men’s and Women’s draws.
Wimbledon 2015 is here! Come on Tim!
Djokovic & Wawrinka Lead The Way In Day 1 Men’s Action
Tennis enthusiasts won’t have to wait long to see the best players in action as the winners from both Australia and France begin their respective campaigns with high hopes of going all the way at SW19. Defending champ Novak Djokovic will be extra motivated after losing the French Open final earlier this month and should have too much quality for Germany’s Philipp Kohlscreiber in the Centre Court curtain raiser.
Meanwhile, Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka will be looking to follow up his French Open success with an equally positive start to his Wimbledon campaign as he takes on Portugal’s Joao Sousa. Like Djokovic, Wawrinka should avoid the potential banana skin.
Elsewhere, outside contenders like Marin Cilic, Kei Nishikori, and Grigor Dimitrov will all be expected to advance. Fans will also be advised to keep an eye out for Australian teen Nick Kyrgios, whilst compatriot and Wimbledon veteran Leyton Hewitt is back at SW19 on a wildcard to signal his 17th straight appearance at the tournament.
British hopes will be on ice until Andy Murray starts his foray on Tuesday but there’s certainly plenty to feast on during the meantime.
Sharapova Bidding To Get Title Defence Started In Style
The Women’s draw also serves up a feast of great opening day matches with defending champion Maria Sharapova looking to kickstart her campaign with what should be a routine win over British wildcard Johanna Konta. The Australian-born Brit will be dreaming of that perfect scalp but she has never gone beyond round one and even the most patriotic fans would struggle to see that run ending on Centre Court.
World number one, Serena Williams begins her tournament against Russia’s Margarita Gasparyan and will bidding to end a three-year wait for her sixth Singles title here. The American has also won five Doubles events at SW19 alongside elder sister Venus, who is in round one action against compatriot Madison Brengle.
English hopes will be resting on Heather Watson, especially as Laura Robson could find it difficult when she starts her first Grand Slam event for over a year later in the week. Watson takes on France’s Caroline Garcia, whilst Lucie Safarova and Ana Ivanovic also begin their Wimbledon campaigns on Monday too.
With so many top stars in action, it should be a cracking start to the sporting landmark of British summer.
Wimbledon Tennis Day 1 Betting Tips
It’s a phenomenal first day line-up and our eyes are on two men in particular, namely Djokovic and Nishikori.
Both men are in good form and should get their respective Wimbledon bids off to winning starts. We don’t’ expect either man to suffer any real mishaps and are backing them to each enjoy easy paths to round two.
After weeks of anticipation, the action finally gets underway and we’re looking to start the two-week party with a bang thanks to Bet365s acca bonus.
We’re going all out for an 8-fold accumulator, which would also gain a bonus of 30%. It’s got to be worth a small punt.