Bet on Wimbledon with Karamba!
The Championship, Wimbledon, is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the sport of tennis. It’s also the oldest, having been founded way back in 1877. One of four Grand Slam tournaments, Wimbledon is held over a two week period in one of London’s most iconic post-codes. Wimbledon is a showcase for some of the best players in the world, as all seeded players are entered into the event and many of them prepare all season so they can be on their best form when Wimbledon rolls around. There are also wild card entrants and qualifiers, and these help to provide a few potential shocks. John McEnroe is one of the most famous qualifying amateurs, making it through the 1977 semi-finals when he was just 18, before turning pro in 1979 and then winning his first Wimbledon title in 1981. McEnroe is actually one of the event’s most famous names, winning three times in the early 80s, but the most impressive records are held by Roger Federer, who claimed his 8th singles title in 2017; Martina Navratilova, who won her 9th in 1990; and Elizabeth Ryan, who won an impressive 19 titles overall, with most being in the women’s doubles event.
The Wimbledon Structure
Wimbledon festivities traditionally began on the last Monday of June, before culminating with the two biggest finals (one for the women’s trophy and one for the men’s) two weeks later. This is gradually changing though and after 2017 the opening day has been delayed until the beginning of July. The main events are men’s, women’s and doubles, with the former two getting the most TV coverage. There are also many junior and invitation events, with the latter including seniors and wheelchair users. The men’s games are played in a best-of-five-set format, while all others are played over three sets. Wimbledon is a knockout tournament, so if a player wins, they advance to the next stage and if they lose then they are out of the tournament. There is around £34 million in the Wimbledon prize pot and there are over 500 players in the main events and over 1,000 when invitationals are included. Official statistics from the organisers report that there are 675 professional games in total and that over 53,000 tennis balls will be used. Matches typically last just an hour or two, depending on the format, but the record for the longest match is over 11 hours (played over 3 days)!
Millions of UK spectators tune-in during the Wimbledon fortnight and many of these like to place bets on their favourite players. Some of the most popular bets to place on Wimbledon are outright bets, whereby you stake your money on the player or players you think will win the whole thing. You can find a host of outright bets here on Karamba and we also offer betting on every major (and many minor ones as well) matches broadcast live on TV. You can bet on match winners, set winners and even game winners, before watching those bets unfold live on TV. Don’t have access to a TV? Not a problem, as our Wimbledon betting page will update with results as they come in. So, whether you fancy a qualifier to run deep, a British player to bring home the trophy or an outsider to shock the sporting world, place your Wimbledon bets through Karamba today. And remember to gamble responsibly!
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