start delayed due to rain
The start of the most
anticipated tennis tournament, the 2007 Wimbledon, has been
delayed due to bad weather.
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
click here, rest of the world
Published on 06/25/2007