Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga feature among our top tips for Tuesday at Wimbledon with round one of the men's and ladies' singles in full swing.
Elite players from the ATP and WTA tours have taken to the grass courts of the All-England Club with Wimbledon 2015 underway. In celebration of this quintessentially British Grand Slam, Bookies.com takes a look at the best bets on day two of this year’s edition from SW19.
Lucie Hradecka beats Agnieszka Radwanska
Polish player Radwanska is a former Wimbledon finalist, losing to Marion Bartoli in 2013, but she meets an opponent that has always beaten her in the Czech Republic’s Hradecka. Considering her three defeats of the 13th seed, Hradecka is splendid value to cause a first round upset here at odds of 13/2 with Paddy Power.
Rafael Nadal beats Thomaz Bellucci 3-1
It has not been a happy six weeks or so in the run up to Wimbledon for Spaniard and all-time great Nadal. Losing for just the second time in his storied career at the French Open, he followed quarter-final loss to Djokovic up with a shocking first round exit at Queen’s Club.
Bearing this in mind, Brazil’s Bellucci will fancy his chances of nicking a set against the 14-time Grand Slam champion. We’re not saying Rafa is done yet, but his days of serene, straightforward progress may be at an end. A top price of 16/5 with Winner and Titanbet for Nadal to win in four sets look a worthy investment.
Alize Cornet beats Ana Konjuh
There’s no doubting the credentials of Croatia’s teenage sensation Konjuh, who just scooped her first WTA title in Nottingham during the build-up to Wimbledon. Making 25th seed Cornet an outsider for this match, however, looks like the bookies are throwing punters a rare bone.
Top Frenchwoman Cornet stunned this year’s tournament favourite Serena Williams in the third round 12 months ago, so it’s brave to bet against her. Top odds of 7/4 with Boylesports say she shall silence Konjuh’s claim of scalping a seed.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v Gilles Muller goes to five sets
Sticking with the French, Tsonga has not played since reaching the semi-finals of his home Grand Slam. Will that make him rusty? Meeting an old foe in Luxembourg’s Muller is the last thing he would’ve wanted to kick Wimbledon off. Betfair and Ladbrokes offer a brilliant best-price of 12/5 for their latest meeting to go the distance.
Laura Robson beats Evgeniya Rodina
Returning home hope Robson steps up her injury comeback against Russia’s Rodina, who is ranked just outside the top 100 WTA players. In front of a favourable crowd, the Briton will want to put on a good show at the grass Grand Slam. A nifty 19/10 are top odds well worth taking on Robson at 888.com!
Bookies’ betting tip – Nadal beats Bellucci 3-1 @ 16/5 with Titanbet
All odds were correct at time of posting.