Wimbledon qualifiers are ongoing and will continue into this weekend as the 128-player draw for both the men’s and women’s singles tournament rounds into form. While the oldest tennis tournament in the world and third Grand Slam on the ATP/WTA calendar attracts all the top players, there are some notable omissions this year.
Most notably, world No. 1 and 2 on the men’s side will be absent from the tournament. Daniil Medvedev, winner of the 2021 US Open, is unable to play as the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club has banned Russian and Belarussian players. This also means no Aryna Sabalenka in the women’s draw.
Alex Zverev, the world No. 2, is missing the tournament due to injury as is Roger Federer, who is still recovering from surgery. Wimbledon will mark the will of one major star, however, as Serena Williams is set to play in her first singles match since last year’s Wimbledon. It’s time to look at our Wimbledon Betting update.
Wimbledon Odds to Win: Lock Those Bets as the Betting Fields Update
Gentlemen’s Draw Betting Odds
- Novak Djokovic -125
- Matteo Berrettini +550
- Rafael Nadal +650
- Carlos Alcaraz +800
- Felix Auger Aliassime +1100
- Hubert Hurkacz +1400
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +1800
- Nick Kyrgios +1800
Ladies’ Draw Betting Odds
- Iga Swiatek +150
- Cori Gauff +1000
- Simona Halep +1200
- Ons Jabeur +1400
- Emma Raducanu +1600
- Serena Williams +1600
- Karolina Pliskova +1800
- Paula Badosa +2000
The Favorites – Djokovic (-125) and Swiatek (+150)
Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek are the clear betting favorites for a reason. Djokovic, a 20-time Grand Slam winner, has won five of the last seven Wimbledon tournaments, including each of the last three. He’s two Grand Slams behind Rafael Nadal (+650), who won both the French Open and Australian Open this year.
Swiatek, for her part, has become the biggest star in women’s tennis this season. The 21-year-old from Poland won both Grand Slams this season and is on a 35-match winning streak. She should probably be even more of a favorite than Djokovic, so it’s not a bad idea to bet on her as the outright winner at +150 before that number changes.
Who Could Possibly Knock Off Djokovic and Swiatek?
On the men’s side, Nadal is an obvious candidate to take down Djokovic (and the two wouldn’t meet until the finals), but he hasn’t won Wimbledon since 2010. He hasn’t played at the tournament since 2019, when he lost in the semifinals.
Carlos Alcaraz (+800), world No. 7 with a 32-4 record this season, could very well win his first Grand Slam at Wimbledon and usher in a changing of the guard for a new generation of younger stars. He’s probably the best bet outside of Djokovic.
That said, if you’re looking to hit a home run on an underdog pick, Andy Murray (+2500) is a good candidate. He has played well on grass this season and will have the support of the crowd.
Swiatek will be hard to overcome on the women’s side, but Ons Jabeur, especially at +1400 is a solid pick. She has one grass tournament victory this season and just competed in doubles with Serena Williams, which could have been a good learning experience.