We’re now through the first round and well into second round play at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. This year’s first and second round matches have seemed to have a lot more drama than in year’s past with several big name players already exiting the tournament and others having to battle against lower-ranked competition. Let’s have a look at the latest events surrounding The Championships tournament so you can continue with your bets against the Wimbledon Odds.
Must Bet 2022 Wimbledon Matches, Favorites, Upsets, Injuries, Surprises Heading Into Round 3
Updated Men’s Odds
- Novak Djokovic -200
- Rafael Nadal +400
- Carlos Alcaraz +1000
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +1200
- Nick Kyrgios +1800
Updated Women’s Odds
- Iga Swiatek +120
- Ons Jabeur +500
- Simona Halep +1000
- Jelena Ostapenko +1100
- Petra Kvitova +1100
- Jannik Sinner (-163) vs John Isner (+130)
Jannik Sinner, world No. 13, reached the third round following four-set victories over Stan Wawrinka and Mikael Ymer. He’ll face a much tougher test in American John Isner in the third round.
Isner, 37, is having a solid season with a record of 13-12. He comes into this match having defeated home crowd favorite Andy Murray in four sets in the second round and is in a great position to score the upset. Isner has a history at Wimbledon, too, as he had the longest match in Grand Slam history there in 2010 and reached the semifinals in 2018.
- Lesia Tsurenko (+120) vs Jule Niemeier (-150)
Jule Niemeier has a chance to make a name for herself at Wimbledon. The world No. 97 already defeated world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit in the second round in impressive fashion and seems poised to make a run in only her second Grand Slam.
Novak Djokovic opened the tournament as a -125 favorite and is now -200. He’s up against fellow Serbian and world No. 30 Miomir Kecmanović in the third round. The 22-year-old won a pair of four-set matches to reach the third round.
Iga Swiatek, meanwhile, is now looking like a sure thing to win her first Wimbledon title. She has won 36 consecutive matches and shouldn’t be tested too much in her second round match against lesley Pattinama Kerkhove.
There have already been several upsets in both the men’s and women’s draws, the most notable of which occured in the women’s draw early Wednesday afternoon. World No. 97 Jule Niemeier scored a dominant 6-4, 6-0 victory over world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit.
Kontaveit, a pre-tournament favorite, said she had been struggling with getting back in form after suffering from COVID earlier this season, but that doesn’t take away from Niemeier’s impressive victory.
In the men’s draw, both Hubert Hurkacz and Felix Auger-Aliassime were upset in the first round. Casper Ruud, world No. 6, lost to Ugo Humbert in the second round, but that wasn’t quite as shocking considering Ruud’s uninspiring performance on grass since reaching the French Open final.
There have been no injuries of note through the first three days of action, but the men’s draw suffered another blow (world No. 1 and 2 Daniil Medvedev and Alex Zverev are already absent) when Matteo Berettini, runner-up at last year’s Wimbledon, was forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19.
While not perhaps an upset considering her play this season, it was at least surprising to see Emma Raducanu go down in two sets to Caroline Garcia on Centre Court Wednesday.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who upset Hurkacz in the first round, lost a tight five-set tiebreak match against Jiri Vesely. He lost the last point – and, ultimately, the match – on a violation.