The 2008 Wimbledon Men’s Finals produced which is thought be one of the best finals matches of all time, Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal. The match up consisted of Nadal snapping Federer’s streak of five consecutive Wimbledon’s in dramatic fashion going 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-7 (8-10), 9-7. Since that match up, Rafael Nadal passed Federer in the ATP Tennis Rankings, and too this day Nadal remains on top with Federer stuck at the number two seed.
Although Nadal is at the top of the rankings right now, Federer is favored to win the men’s Wimbledon tournament. Betting on Federer to win the 2009 Wimbledon would be a pretty solid and safe bet to place. With the odds on Federer winning the 2009 Wimbledon set at -150 at Sportsbook.com a $100 bet would pay out $167. Federer has appeared in the Wimbledon’s finals every year since 2003, winning five out of his six appearances.
Nadal’s odds for winning the Wimbledon are not to bad if you are looking for a something a little bit more rewarding with a higher risk with him paying +350 at Sportsbook.com.
Them main reason why I like Federer to win the 2009 Wimbledon is due to his ability to absolutely dominate when he plays on the grass surface. His skill level is just so good that players with tremendous speed will not be able to get to his perfectly placed drop shots on the grass surface which is not friendly for bounces.
It is very important when betting tennis to be aware of few different things that can change the odds on different online sports books. Such things as weather, can change things a lot due to the way the grass surface plays, it can get to be very slippery at Wimbledon with all the rain they get.
Another thing to look for when betting on a specific player is look at how many total games of tennis he has played during the tournament. If the player you are looking to bet on has been a lot of tight matches and played a lot of games be very cautious on betting him. The grass service at Wimbledon wears down the players pretty quickly and the tournament is usually won by the player who played the fewest games in the tournament.
Federer always seems to take advantage of the slippery grass surface at the Wimbledon by getting players running around the court. This in turn equates to quick wins and keeps his total game count to a minimum. Place your bets on Roger Federer at the 2009 Wimbledon with the -150 odds at Sportsbook.com.