2022 Wimbledon Will Run From June 27 to July 10 – Betting Odds and Predictions
Tennis isn’t as big in India these days as it was a decade ago when Leander Paes and Mahesh Bupathi were making waves. However, Indian tennis fans always get interested in a Grand Slam tournament, especially Wimbledon.
2022 Wimbledon – Dates
With the COVID-19 situation under control in the UK, the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club is expecting to run a smooth tournament this season. The third grand slam of the year will start on June 27 and will run for the next two weeks, finishing with the men’s singles final on July 10.
Wimbledon is the only grass-court Grand Slam in the world and is arguably the most sought-after Grand Slam that all tennis players want to win. All of the top players in the world, barring those with injuries, are expected to play in London, England.
Our tennis experts look at the betting odds and share their predictions as to who they think will win Wimbledon in the men’s and women’s singles divisions. Keep reading to learn more.
2022 Wimbledon – Prize Money
One of the reasons why Wimbledon is so popular with players is because there is a lot of prize money up for grabs. The All England Lawn Tennis club has confirmed that a total of £40,350,000 in prize money will be given away during this tournament. Wimbledon has once again upped its prize money from 2021 as the total prize pool has increased by 15 percent (£5,334,000).
Everyone who makes it to R1 will walk away with a minimum of £50,000, while players who make it to R2 will get £78,000. Those who make it to R3 will collect £120,000 for their efforts, while players who make it to R4 will get £190,000. The money significantly increases once players make it to the quarter-finals as they are guaranteed £310,000. Players who make it to the semi-finals will walk away with £535,000.
Most of the prize money will be awarded to the eventual winner and the runner-up. The winner will take home £2,000,000 while the runner-up walks away with £1,050,000. Note that this prize pool is for the men’s and women’s single divisions only. Wimbledon awards both men and women equal pay!
Regarding the men’s and women’s doubles event, the quarter-finalists will get £67,000 and semi-finalists £135,000. The winner of the doubles event will collect £540,000 while the runner-ups get £270,000.
2022 Wimbledon – Betting Odds For Men’s Singles
Tennis fans will keep a close watch on the men’s division because it looks very competitive as many of the top names in the division are set to play. There were initial concerns that Rafael Nadal would miss out as the Spaniard said he was dealing with a painful injury after winning the 2022 French Open.
However, Nadal has confirmed that he will participate in Wimbledon, and so has defending champion Novak Djokovic. Swiss great Roger Federer will not make an appearance at SW19 and is set to miss Wimbledon for the first time in his illustrious career. This will be a big blow to his fans and will make it easier for top seeds Nadal and Djokovic.
Djokovic is the betting favorite to win Wimbledon 2022 as he has odds of 1.25 while Nadal has odds of 6.5. Sportsbooks have Matteo Berrettini higher than Nadal in betting odds 5.5, as they believe the Italian has the game to pull off a surprise on the grass courts at Wimbledon.
Carlos Alcaraz, ranked 6th in the world, is also a heavy favorite with odds of 8.0 as the 19-year-old has the game to be a serious threat at Wimbledon. Andy Murray has entered as a wild card and will have Brits backing him to win, although his odds are currently at 25.0.
We will put our money on Novak Djokovic to win as the 5 time Wimbledon always tends to play at his best at SW19.
2022 Wimbledon – Betting Odds for Women’s Singles
Ash Barty, who won the 2021 Wimbledon ladies championship, is not around to defend her title as she is now retired. This leaves the field open for a new ladies’ single champ with several contenders.
Iga Swiatek, the number one ranked player in the world, is the betting favorite with odds of 1.65. Right behind her is the young American Coco Gauff, who has odds of 10.0 to win at Wimbledon. The bookmakers are backing former Wimbledon champs Angelique Kerber who won in 2018, and Simona Halep, who won in 2019. Kerber has odds of 25.0, while Halep has odds of 16.0. Serena Williams received a wild card to play at Wimbledon, and the bookmakers have her at 20.0.
We are going to put our money on Simona Halep to win!