Odd Betting Trends in Wimbledon Explained

Published June 25, 2009 by OCR Editor

Odd Betting Trends in Wimbledon Explained

Report of player's injury explains unusual betting. His odds shortened significantly.

Suspicious betting over a first round match between Austrian Jurgen Melzer and American Wayne Odesnik, ranked 30th and 109th respectively, was reported on the site yesterday.

The match has attracted nearly $1 million in wagers, while the average for a first-round match at Wimbledon is less than $163,000, according to Betfair spokesman Mark Davies said.

Davies explained to Associated Press: Wagering on the match have soared after a TV commentator pointed out one of the players is injured. The sportsbook has reported the unusual betting patterns to the Tennis Integrity Unit, but does not suspect any wrongdoing.

A thigh injury, understandably, has shortened Melzer's odds significantly.

See also

Murray and Federer Top Wimbledon Odds

Wimbledon Quarterfinals: Who Will Make It to the Final Four?

Wimbledon 2015: A Quarter Final Berth on the Line

Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer to Win Wimbledon 2014

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