Aegon is on an Online Tennis Betting Upset AlertPosted by: Mike Davis
Online tennis betting is in full swing as the 2017 Queen’s Club Championship – also referred to as the Aegon Championships, continues this week. This year’s event will mark the 114th rendition of the annual tournament, giving sports betting sites and players alike a perfect excuse to hit up some tennis lines.
This year’s action has been unpredictable to say the least. It seems like around every corner there is an early exit for an online tennis betting legend. While the unpredictable nature of the tournament is certainly upping the stakes, it’s also making the act of betting tougher than ever before. Let’s take a look at the action that is already in the books.
Sports Betting Sites Recap Aegon Action
Perhaps the most stunning turn of events came at the hands of Jordan Thompson, who sent Andy Murray home at the Queen’s Club Championship. Murray, a 3-time Grand Slam winner, came into the matchup heavily favored by the betting odds. Few could have expected such a tyrannical upset and it left many bettors scratching their heads, especially since Murray is the defending champion.
Being sent home in the first round by world number 90 is certainly not something to hang your hat on. However, seeing the No. 1 in the world losing 7-6, (7-4) and 6-2 has to be a boost of confidence for those low-ranking members in the competition. Nevertheless, this is the first time that Britain’s Murray has tasted elimination in his opening match at the Queen’s club since 2012.
Murray wasn’t the only online tennis betting favorite to suffer an upset in the opening round, making it seem like there’s a strange atmosphere seeping over this year’s tournament. Second seed Stan Wawrinka and third seed Milos Raonic also lost in their first.
“It’s a big blow for sure,” Murray stated after suffering defeat. “It has happened in the past where guys haven’t done well here and gone on to do well at Wimbledon.”
“There is no guarantee that I won’t do well at Wimbledon,” Murray stated, trying to sound as hopeful as possible. “But it certainly would have helped to have had more matches.”
While the Australian Thompson played a superb game, many tennis fans still fell that his performance was a fluke at best. This is mostly because Thompson failed to qualify for the tournament and was only able to compete after Briton Bedene suffered a wrist injury, forcing Bedene to withdraw.
Going from failing to qualify to taking down the best in the world is one heck of a rollercoaster and perfectly epitomizes the action we’ve seen thus far.
Here is the action fans can expect for Thursday’s round of matchups.
Round of 16 – Aegon Championships Matchups – Thursday, June 22nd
When: 7:00 am – 11:00 am ET
Where: Queen’s Club, London, England
Stream: DirectTV Now
Marin Cilic -1 ½ (-225) -800 vs. Stefan Kozlov +1 ½ (+190) +575
Jordan Thompson +1 ½ (-110) +225 vs. Sam Querrey -1 ½ (-110) -270
Daniil Medvedev -1 ½ (+135) -180 vs. T Kokkinakis +1 ½ (-160) +155
Jeremy Chardy +1 ½ (-115) +195 vs. Feliciano Lopez -1 ½ (-105) -235