Online Tennis Betting History Made this Past WeekendPosted by: Charlie Smith
One of the biggest online tennis betting events of the year has come to a close. The Wimbledon finals were held this past weekend and once the dust settled on the court Roger Federer came out victorious, winning his 8th Wimbledon in just 11 finals appearance. Similarly, Spaniard Garbine Muguruza won the women’s tournament. Let’s take a look at how it all went down.
Sportsbooks Recap Wimbledon
Federer cemented himself in sportsbook history by picking hi his record 8th Wimbledon finals victory, marking 19 Grand Slam titles the Swiss has conquered. Federer coasted to an easy victory over Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, and 6-4. Cilic came into the finals with high hopes of pulling an upset. Unfortunately, a blister quickly plagued the Croatian players’ movement and soon enough he found himself in a hole too deep to climb out of.
On the other hand, the ladies’ tournament ended in a spectacular upset. Few sports betting sites could’ve imagined Muguruza upsetting online tennis betting legend Venus Williams – especially in the Wimbledon finals. This past weekend’s victory marks Muguruza’s second Grand Slam title after picking up a win at Roland Garros back in 2016.
Federer put the nail in Cilic’s coffin by serving an ace to win the final in straight sets. Afterwards the Swiss player lifted his hands high over his head, celebrating his latest benchmark.
Blisters were not the only thing plaguing Cilic this past weekend. After losing the first three games of the second set, the Croatian competitor broke down in tears. Cilic covered his head with a towel before his support team attended to him. The attendees then gave the 28-year old a standing ovation in order to strengthen the Wimbledon finalists.
“It’s cruel sometimes but Marin fought well and he’s a hero,” Federer told reporters after celebrating his record win with his family. “He should be really proud. I hope we can play some better ones down the road.”
High praise from an online tennis betting legend. No doubt Cilic has earned some new fans for making the Wimbledon finals, but in truth he did not pose much of an obstacle for Federer. Blisters or not, Federer cruised to his record setting win.
“It’s a dream to play here,” Federer continued, alluding to the future. “It’s not my last match here. I hope to come back next year and defend the title.”
Federer’s Online Tennis Betting History
Federer first tasted victory at Wimbledon in 2003 when he defeated Mark Philippoussis in spectacular fashion 7-6, 6-2 7-6. It was a dominant performance that would kick off an even more dominant streak.
The Swiss legend wielded his second trophy the following year, after defeating Andy Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-4. The American posed a much larger problem but Federer came out on top in the end.
From there Federer won 3 consecutive Wimbledon titles, defeating Roddick once again in 2005, Rafael Nadal in 2006, and Nadal once more in 2007. Two years would pass before Federer found glory in Wimbledon, but in 2009 Federer promptly defeated Roddick once again, followed by a win over Andy Murray in 2012.