Just a few weeks after watching Novak Djokovic win his second French Open title, tennis fans can look forward to the start of Wimbledon 2021. The event begins on Monday, June 28, and will run through July 11.
Of course, West Virginia sportsbooks are more than prepared for probably the most famous Grand Slam tournament. The majority of the operators now list futures odds available to wager on.
While Djokovic wasn’t the overall favorite entering Roland Garros (he was slightly behind Rafael Nadal), he is at the top of the list for Wimbledon.
Djokovic owns five career titles at The Championships, with his latest triumph coming in 2019. Unfortunately, the event wasn’t held last year due to COVID-19-related health and safety precautions.
He won the previous two tournaments, with Roger Federer taking the title in 2017.
Somewhat surprisingly, Federer doesn’t hold the second-best odds this year. He is among the favorites to win the men’s draw, though.
On the women’s side of things, Ashleigh Barty is the top seed and favored to take it all. She’s followed closely by American Serena Williams, who is looking to capture her record-tying 24th major victory.
Let’s examine both the men’s and women’s fields and see how the odds line up at WV online sports betting apps.
Wimbledon 2021 betting At WV sportsbooks
Men’s Wimbledon odds
Djokovic is the best tennis player in the world right now, and he proved it again in Paris. Despite dropping the first two sets in the final against Stefanos Tsitsipas, he stormed back to earn another Grand Slam trophy.
The Joker will look to do it again in these next few weeks, except this time on grass.
According to FanDuel Sportsbook WV, Djokovic is available to win Wimbledon at -110.
Part of the reason he’s such a big favorite before the tournament even begins is the lack of depth in the draw. There are only six players with odds lower than +2000. They include:
- Daniil Medvedev +600
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +600
- Roger Federer +950
- Alexander Zverev +1600
- Matteo Berrettini +1600
Although it’s obviously possible for a lower seed to make a deep run into the second week, it’s usually difficult for an underdog to win the title.
A few guys who have made several major quarterfinals, like Andrey Rublev (+3800), Nick Kyrgios (+5500), and Marin Cilic (+7000), feature very favorable odds.
WV sportsbooks don’t have many additional odds up yet; however, that will change once the tournament gets underway. Bettors will have the ability to wager on individual matches, which consist of many player and match props.
One special market that’s posted on FanDuel allows you to put action down on how dominant Djokovic will be. The online sportsbook gave him odds of +810 to win the entire event without dropping a set.
There’s no question it is a tough task, but if there’s anyone who can accomplish this, it’s Djokovic. In 2019, he lost just two sets prior to beating Fed in five sets in that memorable final.
Women’s Wimbledon odds
Barty is the favorite to win Wimbledon in the women’s tournament, but she isn’t near Djokovic’s level.
William Hill Sportsbook WV shows her at +600, while Serena is next with odds of +700.
Even though Williams hasn’t won the event since 2016, she has reached the finals in each of the last two. Angelique Kerber took home the hardware in 2018, whereas Simona Halep won most recently.
Serena is a seven-time Wimbledon champ but still trails the great Martina Navratilova for the most wins. Navratilova holds the record with nine titles.
Barty is at the top of sportsbooks, even though her best finish at Wimbledon is a fourth-round exit.
Unlike with the men’s draw, there seem to be more overall contenders on the women’s side. William Hill has a total of 11 players within the +2000 mark. They include:
- Garbine Muguruza +1000
- Bianca Andreescu +1000
- Iga Swiatek +1000
- Petra Kvitova +1000
- Simona Halep +1200
- Aryna Sabalenka +1200
- Coco Gauff +1400
- Victoria Azarenka +1600
- Elena Rybakina +2000
Another American, Coco Gauff, is a fan favorite and looking to make some noise this year. She’s just 17 years old and is already making her name known around the world.
Gauff qualified for the quarters in the French Open, and she made it as far as the fourth round in the last Wimbledon. With the ninth-best odds for this year’s tournament, she’s hoping to reach at least the quarterfinal.
William Hill released a couple of odds boosts around this year’s tournament.
One gives you odds of +1600 for both Djokovic and Serena Williams to win. The sportsbook set the limit for this market at $100.