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Wimbledon Round 1 Betting

Tue, Jun 23, 12:50pm by Kevin Pitstock

Wimbledon 2009 started last night with no real surprises coming out of it. The men’s side of the draw looks like a one horse race at the moment with Roger Federer looking almost unbeatable.

He won in straight sets to easily progress through the the second round of Wimbledon after turning on the style. In my opinion the only person that even has a chance of possibly beating him is Andy Murray. Federer is all class on the grass though and I rally can’t see him losing.

IASbet have Federer at $1.70 to be the 2009 Wimbledon Champion while Sportsbet have him at $1.72. A couple of weeks ago he was at $1.95 and the punters have since jumped on him.

If you fancy an upset then Andy Murray is the next one to look at. He doesn’t seem to perfrom on the big stage a times but this could be his breakthrough tournament? Sportsbet have him at $3.50 to be the 2009 Wimbledon champion while IASbet have him at $3.25.

The women’s side of the draw saw the favourites get through last night as well. Serena Williams keeps her chances of becoming the 2009 Women’s Wimbledon Champion hopes alive after winning her first round match. Maria Sharapova also one in two tight sets.

The Williams sisters are the two stand outs in the women’s section of Wimbledon. The bookies have Serena at around $3.25 and Venus at $4.00. If I had to pick one I would be getting on Venus. 4-1 is pretty solid and she has great history on the grass courts of Wimbledon.

If you want to catch the Wimbledon 2009 action on TV coverage begins at around 11:30pm each night. It is shown on Fox Sports as well as Channel 9 on free to air television.

Looking ahead to the second part of round 1 matches tonight there doesn’t seem to be much value at all. Most of the favourites are paying around $1.10 which is way too short for me. As the round progress we can get a better understanding of the form and can jump on some good things. I suggest that you take a look at the Australian bookmakers that we have on here so you can keep up to date with the latest odds.

Keep checking back here on Australian Gambling as we offer the latest tips on Wimbledon and the best bets of each night.

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