Anyone who follows tennis knows that it can be difficult to predict a Grand Slam winner. In the men’s game in recent years that has usually boiled down to picking one of the ‘Big Four’, whereas with the women’s game it has been a matter of weighing up if ‘somebody’ can beat Serena Williams.
However, bookmakers sometimes take a more forensic look at players’ chances of winning than the average fan. Below is a guide to the odds (set by Bet365) for the three upcoming Grand Slams in 2018. They should make for some interesting reading and provide some insight into the state of the game. If you have seen anything you like, you can bet on tennis with a free bet no deposit offer from a wide selection of top bookmakers.
Roland Garros Men’s: 27th May – 10th June:
It is no surprise to see 10-time winner Rafael Nadal at odds-on here. If he is 100% fit, he should win his 11th title at Roland Garros. If you are surprised to see Federer and Murray omitted here, they are priced at odds of 12/1.
Roland Garros Women’s:
While Williams is a worthy favourite here, she does not dominate the French Open in the same manner as other slams. Simona Halep, twice a beaten finalist in Paris in 2014 and 2017, could be where the smart money goes here. Maria Sharapova is fifth-favourite at 10/1.
Wimbledon Men’s: 2nd July – 15th July:
By the time Wimbledon comes around bookmakers seem to think that Murry and Djokovic will have put their injury concerns behind them. While nobody would begrudge the evergreen Federer’s status as favourite, his price does look a little short.
Once again, Williams has understandably been made favourite. The price is pretty generous for the seven-time winner, however. There seems to be a lot of disagreement over who her main challengers will be, with the likes of Sharapova, Kerber, Konta, and Halep all at different odds with various bookmakers.
US Open Men’s 27th August – 9th September:
It is clear that the thinking here is that Djokovic will be back on the top of his game again. He will have had nearly six months back on the court by the time the US Open comes around. Murray’s price is also interesting in this one.
US Open Women’s
If Williams can win either the French Open or Wimbledon, there is a chance she could lift her 25th Grand Slam at the place where it all started in 1999 – Flushing Meadows. That would see her move one ahead on Margaret Court in the all-time Grand Slam Winners list. How many more are possible?
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