Wimbledon 2009 is 9 Days Down – 4 to go.
The quarter finals are now complete and we are now down to the last 4 men standing. Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Andy Roddick and Tommy Haas all have won their first five matches. We know Rafael Nadal pulled out with Injury and after the hysterical British news coverage of how bad British tennis is now over, the even more hysterical coverage of Andy Murray is intensifying. The question on every-one’s lips is..
Who’s going to win Wimbledon 2009?
The Favorite – Roger “14 time Grand Slam champion” Federer of course is the favorite, he’ past the first week, last years champion Rafael Nadal is out and Federer is odds on favorite, average odds are dropping every day and are now way less than evens at 2/5 – you’ll get best odds currently at Betfair at 23/50.
Main Challenger to Federer – Leading up to the Wimbledon the Bookmakers had Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal as joint second favorites as Nadal’s injury concerns mounted Murray was installed as clear second favorite and Nadal’s odds lengthened. Since Nadal withdrew Murray has been seen as the only real challenger to Federer this year in the eyes of the bookmakers. His odds also are dropping daily – Average odds 5/2 – Best Odds 16/5 at Betfair.
Andy Roddick? The 3rd favorite is big serving two time finalist Andy Roddick. The 27 year old has just produced a career best performance at the French Open and as a 2 time finalist this big serving American could also produce a career best performance at Wimbledon which would mean him winning the title. He faces Murray in his semi fianl and his odds have been dropping as the rounds go by – Average odds 14/1, best odds 18/1 at Betfair.
The Dark Horse – Tommy Haas – The story of the championships could be Tommy Haas – plagued with injury throughout his career, the 31 year old looks to be in the form of his life. He took Roger Federer to the brink of defeat in their French open match and was within a hand-full of points of a straight sets win. He then went on to win Halle two weeks ago beting Novak Djokovic in the final and again he beat Djokovic in the quarter fianls yesterday. He has proven his pedigree on grass an dnow looks to exact some revenge on Roger Federer. Average odds – 27/1, Betfair Odds – 37/1
If you are placing a bet on the Wimbledon winner this Summer make sure try Betfair, they offer better odds and when you sign up you get a free £25 bet. If you are making a bet you should try Betfair as their odds are consistantly higher, e.g Andy Roddick, 18/1 on average at regular bookmakers, 14/1 at Betfair.
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