Looking Over Wimbledon’s Online Tennis Betting DatesPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
Online tennis betting takes off this week as the Wimbledon qualifying matches will take place from Monday to Thursday. Wimbledon is widely regarded as the most prestigious tennis tournament of the year, and it’s longstanding repute is bound to draw attention from a myriad of sports betting fanatics. Let’s take a look at the most important dates of this year’s tournament.
Wimbledon 2017 – Vital Online Tennis Betting Dates
Qualifying Matches – June 26th-29th
Seeding Announcement – June 28th
Official Draw – June 30th [5:00 pm ET]
The Queue Starts – July 2nd [3:00 pm ET]
Championships Begin – July 3rd
Wimbledon is synonymous unblemished grass, the all-white dress code, the clapping between scores and of course golf being played at the highest level on the planet. The tournament won’t officially begin until Monday, July the third but the qualifying rounds will give sportsbook fans more than enough reason to turn into the tennis action.
Qualifying began Monday, with more matches than one could humanly tune in for. Tuesday is slated to offer an abundance of online tennis betting matchups as well. These qualifying matches allow lower-ranked players who did not receive an automatic draw an opportunity to compete at Wimbledon. There are 16 remaining slots for the men’s tournament and 12 for the women’s.
The seedings for the top 32 singles draw will be announced this Wednesday. The women’s seeding directly follows world rankings but the men’s takes previous grass-court performances into account, allowing for more competitive pairings.
The tournament will kick off at 6:30 pm ET, on July 3rd. Andy Murray, the reigning champion (men’s), will begin his play at 8:00 pm ET on Centre Court.
Watch Wimbledon Qualifying
This year’s qualifying matches will mark the first time that BBC will be broadcasting the event. Tuning in for this preliminary tournament – taking place from the 26th-29th, will allow sports betting players to find any potential upsets worth wagering on. Likewise, players can stream the event via BBC’s website.
Murray the rightful Sportsbook Favorite?
Andy Murray will likely enter this year’s tournament as the sportsbook favorite. However, accounting for his 1st round dismissal at the Aegon Championships, does Murray have the best chance to win?
Murray has won Wimbledon in both 2013 and 2016, but most sports wagering bettors feel that his best days are well behind him. Ahead of last year’s tournament, Murray had won 33 matches to just 6 losses. He was able to reach to Grand Slam Finals and even won a Masters title in Rome. This year, it’s been quite a different story.
Murray enters this year’s tournament sporting 21 wins to 9 losses. Additionally, his quarter-finals appearance in the French Open represents the furthest Murray has made it in either a Masters or a Grand Slam. Scotland’s own hasn’t had much success on grass-courts this year either, losing his only match on the surface.
“There is no guarantee that I won’t do well at Wimbledon, but it certainly would have helped to have had more matches.” Murray stated after world number 90 Jordan Thompson defeated him at Aegon.