Wimbledon Betting Guide
Wimbledon is the third Grand Slam of each year and is held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London. The event is often affectionately referred to as "SW19", which forms the first part of the postcode of the area and it is widely recognized as the most prestigious event of all the Grand Slams and it attracts a worldwide audience. It is one of the very few tournaments that is played on grass and is therefore also very unique, as the players do not have much time to adapt to the conditions. The tournament is also known for the dress code and well-organized staff. It always attracts a lot of attention and the venue is almost sacred for tennis players.
Wimbledon is also renowned for bad weather and rain delays, although it has to be said that the new retractable roof has really improved the situation. The special atmosphere inspires tennis players and provides great entertainment even for people that do not follow tennis regularly. The final is always a true gem – nobody will forget the epic clash between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal from 2008 and the exciting battle between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick from 2009.
In 2010, Wimbledon was the scene of a record-setting match between Nicolas Mahut and John Isner. Astonishingly, the organisers even had to fix the scoreboards, which were not able to display high numbers properly in a match that contained 183 games and lasted a monumental 11 hours and 5 minutes over three days of play. American Isner eventually prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68.
Although the tournament once belonged to Roger Federer, he has definitely started to lose his momentum recently. In 2010 he was defeated pretty swiftly by the eventual runner-up, Tomas Berdych, and in 2011 he went out to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the quarter final stage so the big question for 2012 was could Federer add to his 6 Wimbledon titles.
As it turned out, Andy Murray faced Federer in the 2012 final bidding to become the first British Wimbledon winner since Fred Perry way back in 1936. The expectant Wimbledon centre court crowd and record TV audience witnessed a masterful display from Federer to claim his 7th Wimbledon title in 4 sets, regaining the world number 1 spot in the process.
Punters must know that the surface is very quick and that gives a solid edge to players with solid serves and powerful shots. It also allows players to be more aggressive and even experienced players sometimes struggle on the return. Long matches are simply always on the cards in Wimbledon.
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