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2022 Wimbledon Picks, Previews and Predictions
2022 Wimbledon – The Championships, Wimbledon, or simply Wimbledon, is set to start on Monday, June 27, at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. ESPN will have exclusive TV coverage of the Grand Slam event. Although, there are dates that ABC and ESPN2 will share the live broadcast. On the other hand, live streaming duties assigns BBC with the tennis classic.
The 135th edition of the tournament will have a “watered down” field. This is with the organizers deciding to ban Russian and Belarusian players due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Despite this, the tournament will still be a competitive one. Especially one with 20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic and 22-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal leading the men’s side. There’s the streaking Iga Swiatek spearheading the women’s singles event. Tennis oddsmakers say it’s a toss-up between Djokovic and Nadal in the men’s singles while Swiatek will continue her dominance on the ladies’ side.
2022 Wimbledon Viewing Information
When: June 27-July 10, 2022
Men’s Singles Field Remains Deep Without Medvedev, Rublev, Zverev
The men’s singles field will still be deep. This is even without seeded stars World number one Daniil Medvedev, number eight Andrey Rublev and 22nd-ranked Karen Khachanov. The three were among the Russian and Belarusian players banned from the tournament due to the conflict in Ukraine. World number two Alexander Zverev will not take part in the event. Unfortunately, 23rd seed Gael Monfils sits out due to injuries. But just the same, the men’s side will be exciting with the top two stars – Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal – competing in the two-week showcase. Other competitors vying for the crown are Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz, Hubert Hurkacz and Matteo Berrettini. The unpredictability of the grasscourt tournament is uncanny with some of the top seeds falling early in previous stagings of the tournament. Expect a competitive men’s side for this year’s Wimbledon.
Women’s Singles – Can Anyone Break Swiatek’s Winning Streak?
Iga Swiatek’s 35-match winning streak will be on the line in this year’s Wimbledon. She has been the hottest commodity in tennis right now and she will try to stay red hot when the tournament begins on Monday. The Polish netter is coming off a convincing victory in the French Open. They favor her to win anew despite a slew of tennis stars in the mix, including veteran Serena Williams. Swiatek will have company in Ons Jabeur, Coco Gauff, Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu, Angelique Kerber and Jelena Ostapenko. Maria Sakkari, Beatriz Haddad Maia, Paula Badosa, Karolina Pliskova, Garbine Muguruza, Barbora Krejcikova and Annett Kontaveit can also pull off surprises with the likes of Aryna Sabalenka, Daria Kasatkina and Victoria Azarenka serving a tournament ban due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Betting on 2022 Wimbledon
Djokovic will hold the best odds in the men’s singles tournament at -140. Berrettini – not Nadal – is the second favorite with a +550 odds while the Spaniard is +650. Alcaraz, Hurkacz and Auger-Aliassime hold the next best odds with +800, +1400 and +1400 respectively. Nick Kyrgios, Tsitsipas, Marin Cilic and Andy Murray are other contenders that you can bet upon in this Grand Slam event. On the women’s side, Swiatek is the overwhelming favorite with a +130 odds of winning. Jabeur and Gauff are close behind at +800 and +1200, respectively. Kvitova, Halep, Ostapenko, Haddad Maia and Bencic are also high on Wimbledon picks and parlays but expect some surprises in this category with Williams and Kerber in the mix.
The men’s side will be a toss-up between Djokovic and Nadal but in the end, the in-form Spaniard will prevail and take his third-straight title of the year and 23rd Grand Slam overall. On the distaff side, they fancy Swiatek to continue her winning run with another dominant performance.