Wimbledon 2022 has finally arrived! Huzzah! Before the two-week Pimms and Strawberries and Cream binge can begin however, we have been taking a look the best specials, boosts and enhanced odds for SW19 this year.
As far as home interests goes, the name set to fill most column inches is Emma Raducanu. The 19-year-old US Open sensation last year is carrying a heavy burden of hope in 2022 but a sizeable issue remain injury concerns.
The Bromley teen’s fitness status is unknown until she steps on court and Raducanu faces a stiff test against unseeded Alison Van Uytvanck to begin her campaign. Having reached the last 16 a year ago, the Briton will be keen to exorcise memories of her defeat to Ajla Tomljanovic on Centre Court, having been forced to retire after suffering breathing difficulties. Simply put however, it is uncertain whether she can even complete a match let alone go far in the tournament. Should Raducanu progress through the opener though, her price to win outright might yet be made to look silly and is a boosted best 50/1 or to make the last four at 11/1, both with Bet365. To reach the final meanwhile, Raducanu is 14s with SkyBet.
For the men, Cameron Norrie has the best shot of going deep into Wimbledon. Now world number 12, the Johannesburg-born 26-year-old has picked up the British baton from a now labouring Andy Murray. In a favourable part of the draw. Bet365 are offering 11/2 for Norrie to reach the last eight.
So what of Murray’s chances? As the Scot bids to builds back fitness, another Wimbledon journey may be too much a feat these days so to cover, for either he, Norrie or indeed any other British male to reach the semi-finals, Ladbrokes’ offer of an interesting 10/3 is worth a look. In a cross-Wimbledon Brit fancy meanwhile, for Murray or Raducanu to reach the last four, 6/1 with Coral could be longer in price but may still appeal.
Novak Djokovic is fairly strong favourite to retain his Wimbledon crown and claim a seventh win at the All-England Club. Matteo Berrettini, however, will be looking for revenge on Centre in fortnight – potentially against the Serb. Few players are better on grass than the Italian currently and Berrettini looks excellent value at 13/2 with William Hill. Carlos Alcaraz could also challenge the order however and for either player to win the tournament, 4/1 with Ladbrokes is a fair price. Alternatively, for a former champions treble, for all three of Rafael Nadal, Djokovic and Murray to reach the quarters, a 9/1 flutter with SkyBet could land.
For the women, French Open champion Iga Swiatek is the bookies’ pick to win back-to-back slams in South West London but who might deny her? In perhaps the widest open tournament to date, could it be seven-time champion Serena Williams? Now in her forties, the Michigan native may not have won a grand slam since the 2017 Australian Open but has reached four finals since returning from the birth of her son. Furthermore, at Wimbledon – aside from last year’s injury withdrawal in the first round – the American has reached the final in her previous four appearances. Serena may not be at the height of her powers, but a 25/1 shot with SkyBet should not be overlooked.
Our fancy for the tournament though is Ons Jabeur. Reaching the quarters on her fourth appearance last year, the Tunisian is at home at SW19 and should go far this fortnight. Could Jabeur go all the way? A 10/1 with ‘Hills is well placed.
BestofBets will have more Wimbledon specials as the tournament rolls on.