The Second Week of Wimbledon Starts in StylePublished July 9, 2018 by Florin P
Wimbledon resumes without most of the WTA stars, but the best ATP players are ready to showcase their skills on the London grass.
Seven days after the Grand Slam tournament started, most of the top WTA players are already eliminated. Kvitova, Halep, Muguruza, Venus Williams and other top seeds were sent packing, some in the opening round. These were the some main favorites to lift the trophy, which means that Serena Williams is once again credited with the first chance. bet365 offers odds of 2/1 on her to win again in London, as she has an easy match against Rodina. Much better opponents await ahead, if she is to prevail on Monday
Roger Federer is not surprisingly the main favorite in the men’s competition and his odds have sunk below evens. This means that the best case scenario is to lock in on the current value of 9/10 on him to win the second Grand Slam of 2018. The Swiss player has advanced to the stage with ease and in spirit against Mannarino in the next round. He’s vastly superior skill as well as the fact that he has a crushing 5-0 record against the Frenchman explain his odds of 1/50 to advance.
Gael Monfils vs Kevin Anderson is Monday’s Highlight
Arguably the most balanced and most exciting game schedule today at Wimbledon is the one between Gael Monfils and Kevin Anderson. The Frenchman is the underdog and you get spectacular odds of 11/10 on him to prevail. That’s in spite of the fact that he has won all 5 games played so far against the South African. Anderson benefits from odds of 7/10 after his convincing performance in the last round.
Elsewhere, big serving Raonic and Del Potro are given only odds of 1/10 to beat MacDonald, respectively Simon. Novak Djokovic has won the Wimbledon Grand Slam before and he is surprisingly underpriced at only 3/20. The odds are not spectacular either if you choose to bet on Nishikori against Gulbis, which is priced at 1/4. Both have caused the elimination of better seeded players, such as Kyrgios and Zverev.
Golden Opportunities for Kerber and Pliskova
With Kvitova, Halep and Muguruza out of the way, Kerber and Pliskova trail only Serena Williams as favorites to win Wimbledon. Both are expected to win against Bencic and Kertens, with bet365 sports pricing the German award 1/3 and the Czech at 1/2. Roland Garros winner of 2017, Jelena Ostapenko is also among the players widely expected to win on Monday. She is given odds of 2/5 to defeat Sasnovich, the player who caused the untimely elimination of Petra Kvitova in the opening round.
The most balanced games of today are the Goerges vs Vekic and Makarova vs Giorgi matches. The German and the Russian are credited with the first chance to prevail and decent odds of 3/4. Their opponents have strong first serves and have proven their quality in London even before the Grand Slam started. It is also interesting to see how Su Wei-Hsieh will fare against Dominika Cibulkova after eliminating the world number one. In the last match of the day Van Uytvanck faces Darya Kasatkina.