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2007 Wimbledon start delayed due to rain

The start of the most anticipated tennis tournament, the 2007 Wimbledon, has been delayed due to bad weather.

2007 Wimbledon start delayed due to rain All eyes will be on Rafael Nadal, who will try to make history after winning the French Open. It has been 27 years since Bjorn Borg won both the French Open and the Wimbledon and this year Rafael Nadal will focus on matching that double. Nadal won the French Open by beating Roger Federer. The Spaniard also has a score to settle from last year, when Federer beat him in four sets on the final to win the Wimbledon. All Monday matches, however, were delayed due to rain showers.

 The British bookmakers remain confident that top-seeded Roger Federer will win his fifth straight title at the All England Club. According to the popular U.K. oddsmaker Bet365, Federer is still the favorite to win the 2007 Wimbledon with odds of 1/3. A big difference compared to Rafael Nadal's odds of 9/2, to win outright. Lleyton Hewitt has the betting odds of 11/1, followed by Andy Roddick with 12/1.

 Roger Federer is scheduled to play Teimuraz Gabashvili in the first round of the Wimbledon on Monday, and the odds on Federer to win this match are 1/200, which means that you have to bet 200 pounds to win just one. If the betting odds continue to favor the Swiss in this way, betting on Federer wouldn't make much sense. Andy Roddick will meet Justin Gimelstob in the first round.

 But you can get much more action betting on the Womens Wimbledon this year. A lot of competition among the ladies of the Wimbledon - Justine Henin, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are quite close by betting odds. A surprise could bring the bookmakers to their knees, for example, Martina Hingis is currently listed with odds 50/1. Justine Henin is still the favorite with odds of 2/1, followed by Serena Williams with 11/4 and Maria Sharapova - 5/1.

To place a bet on the 2007 Wimbledon, U.K. and Canada click here, rest of the world click here.

Published on 06/25/2007

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