With Wimbledon now two days old, it’s time for you to get into the tennis betting action. But rather than betting Roger Federer’s money line at -20000 or Andy Roddick -650, why not make a few prop bets on Wednesday’s action. Let’s take a look at some now:
Roger Federer to win 3-1 (+375) over Ilija Bozoljac: Federer, a six-time Wimbledon champion just barely survived his opening round, needing five sets to defeat the unheralded and 60th ranked player in the world, Alejandro Falla Monday. It was the first time that Federer needed five sets to win a match at Wimbledon before a final since 2001, when he beat Pete Sampras in the Round of 16.
Despite it though, expect a bounce back afternoon for Federer in his second round match Wednesday against Ilija Bozoljac. The 24-year-old Serb enters this match off a four set victory in his opener, but should provide little resistance for Federer. Fed Ex had 40 unforced errors and seven double faults Monday, both numbers he should improve upon.
Expect Bozoljac to maybe steal a set late in the match, but expect Federer to look like Federer again Wednesday. Take him in your tennis bet.
Novak Djokovic to win 3-2 (+550) over Taylor Dent: Like Federer, the No. 3 ranked player in the men’s draw Djokovic was pushed to five sets in his opener, before closing out Olivier Rochus 6-2 in the fifth. Also, like Federer he had a very un-Djokovic like 60 unforced errors.
Unlike Federer however, the Serb will have to face a tough second round opponent in American Taylor Dent. The hard serving Dent advanced to the second round after dispatching of Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela in four sets. Dent had 17 aces in the match.
Look, the truth is that Dent doesn’t have the ground game to eliminate Djokovic from this draw, but his 130+ mph serve will at least make it interesting.
Take Djokovic in your Wimbledon prop bet, but do so with caution. He’ll need another five sets Wednesday.
Tomas Berdych to win 3-1 (+225) over Benjamin Becker: Berdych entered this tournament on a bit of a hot streak, after advancing all the way to the French semifinals, before eventually losing to runner-up Robin Soderling. And he impressed in his first match at the All-England Club, with a straight set victory.
Now he’s got the tough task of taking on Benjamin Becker, who advanced to the second round in straight sets, after advancing to the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open just a few weeks ago.
However, take Berdych in your tennis bet Wednesday. He is playing the best tennis of his life, and has moved into the No. 12 spot in this draw.
He’ll advance easily on Wednesday.