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2008 Wimbledon betting odds, seeds draw, top competitors (Men)

2008 Wimbledon betting odds, seeds draw, top competitors (Men) It's the end of June and for millions of tennis fans it means one thing only - the Wimbledon is here. It is the 132nd edition of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam event of the year. It will take place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, England, United Kingdom and will run from June 23rd through July 6th. The most highly regarded tennis players, as well as many new stars, will face off in four round for the Championship to fight their way to the quarter-finals and work their way to arguably the most desired victory in the tennis world. With such a huge sporting event it's only natural that millions of bets will be placed all over the world and we are here to keep you up to date on the latest developments.

 But first, lets see how the players were seeded at the 2008 Wimbledon. Roger Federer was seeded as No.1, followed by the Spanish wonder Rafael Nadal as No.2 seed. Novak Djokovic is third seed, while Nikolay Davydenko was seeded No.4. Here are the top 10 seeds at the 2008 Wimbledon Men:  1. Roger Federer, 2. Rafael Nadal, 3. Novak Djokovic, 4. Nikolay Davydenko, 5.David Ferrer, 6. Andy Roddick, 7. David Nalbandian, 8. Richard Gasquet, 9. James Blake and 10. Marcos Baghdatis.

 And as usual the betting odds on the 2008 Wimbledon are matching-up with the seeds drawing quite well. For fairness and best odds, we will look at two bookmakers and their offerings on this Grand Slam title winner. Starting with the British online bookmaker Bet 365 (U.S. bettors not allowed), the favorite player to win the 2008 Wimbledon is Roger Federer, who is listed with the short odds 5/4 to win his first Grand Slam for the year. Not the best year for Federer - he was beaten at the semi-finals at the Australia Open by Novak Djokovic, who won that Grand Slam, and ended the Swiss' record string of Grand Slam final appearances (10). Roger Federer also had no luck at the following French Open, where he lost 1-6, 3-6, 0-6 in the final against Rafael Nadal, but the odds makers are confident that third time is a charm and Federer has the best chances of winning the 2008 Wimbledon.

 The second best odds on winning the Wimbledon Championship belong to none else but Rafael Nadal, who is listed with odds 7/4 with the British bookmaker. Nadal reached the semi-finals of the 2008 Australian Open, but was defeated by unseeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–2, 6–3, 6–2, although this was the first time the Spaniard went so high at the Australian. But the French Open was proof that Nadal is one of the best for a reason - he won the tournament without dropping a set, thereby becoming only the 5th player to have completed this feat, after Federer, Bjorn Borg, Ken Rosewall and Ilie Nastase. And, of course, the third best odds on the 2008 Wimbledon belong to Novak Djokovic, who is 9/2 to win his second Grand Slam of the year (and overall). The Serbian tennis player was the runner-up at the 2007 US Open and reached semifinals at the 07 and 08 French Open, but his time to shine was during the 2008 Australian Open with his stunning win over Roger Federer - the first person to beat Federer in straight sets in a Grand Slam tournament since 04. Novak Djokovic reached semi-finals at the 07 Wimbledon and the odds makers have placed him at the third spot on the betting sheets to win the 2008 Wimbledon outright. For comparison, following the top three players comes Andy Roddick, who is listed with odds 16/1 and the rest pay out on 20/1 or worse. Visit Bet 365 for the full list of the 2008 Wimbledon betting odds.

 As promised, let's look at the odds offered by another sportsbook, BodogSports, which has no restriction on bettors' origin. At Bodog the top three are the same, but the odds are slightly different. Roger Federer is the favorite to win the 2008 Wimbledon, but unlike in the U.K., he now pays even odds with BodogSports. The odds on Rafael Nada to win the Wimbledon are posted at 2/1 and Novak Djokovic is at 7/2. Andy Roddick also pays out on 16/1, but following the U.S. player, the rest of the competitors are at 33/1 or worse. Stay with us for the latest news and odds changes during the 2008 Wimbledon.

  Published on 06/20/2008

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