As tennis betting fans might know, Argentina is the country that has made it to the Davis Cup Finals the most times (on four occasions in 1981, 2006, 2008 and 201) without actually winning it, but that may change later this month in Croatia when the Argentina Davis Cup team faces the home team. Argentina captain Daniel Orsanic has assembled the team will attempt one more time to bring the gold home. Orsanic appears to be a firm believer of the “don’t fix it if it ain’t broke” school of thought, summoning the same team that defeated Great Britain in the semis, and which comprises Juan Martin Del Potro, Federico Delbonis, Guido Pella and Leonardo Mayer. Unfortunately, these four men do not combine like a Zord to form a mega-tennis player.
People who enjoy tennis – regardless of whether they bet on tennis or not – must be pleased by the news that Scottish player Andy Murray has ousted Serb Novak Djokovic from the top spot of the ATP rankings. Nothing against Djokovic, but the man had been up there since July 2014. It was high time that he quit bogarting that spot. Murray is the first British man to reach world No. 1 since the rankings were introduced in 1973, which he accomplished by defeating John Isner in the finals of the 2016 Paris Masters after Djokovic was eliminated by Marin Cilic.
Scottish tennis betting favorite – though not no mo’ – Andy Murray lost the quarterfinals of the 2016 U.S. Open to Japanese Kei Nikifori 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5. How did this happen? How could this happen? Did Great Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane Hill again? Was Nikifori not born of woman? Like a dinner of haggis and sushi, this outcome will be hard to stomach for many fans who bet on tennis – especially because Murray has missed a golden chance to close the gap on World No. 2 Novak Dojokovic, as he was projected to do.
On paper, Novak Djokovic might remain the tennis betting favorite at the 2016 US Open, but Andy Murray is da man up in that mother. The Scotsman has always enjoyed playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium, and his win-loss record attests to that. Djokovic did not look his usual self in his opening win versus Jerzy Janowicz; wrist and elbow injuries plus an early exit from the Olympic Games might just throw him off his physical and mental game. Meanwhile, Murray is fresh off seven consecutive finals, a 33-2 record since the Madrid Masters, and of course, the gold medal in Rio.
Now that Sam Querrey did the unthinkable and eliminated former odds-on tennis betting favorite Novak Djokovic in the third round of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, Scottish Andy Murray has become the new favorite of people who bet on tennis to win the tournament. One would think that this turn of events would make Querrey himself a favorite, but that is not quite how things work. “The bookies don't always get it right,” Murray said. “They've made a few mistakes over the last few weeks across a number of different things.” Well, at least we don’t tell you how to play tennis, Andy. The World No. 2 has had eight wins and no losses since reconvening with Ivan Lendl and has yet to drop a set at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Church Road, Wimbledon, London, England.
When it comes to tennis betting odds, never are you as big an underdog as when facing the number 1 tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic. And that’s exactly the position in which French Adrian Mannarino (ranked 55th in the world) will find himself on June 29th when squares off against the Serb in the second round of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. Here are the odds for people who bet on tennis:
Tennis betting fans would not do wrong to wager on Number 1 in the world Novak Djokovic – a man who himself, it seems, can do no wrong. The Serb is heading into the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at the top of his game. After finally winning the French Open – defeating Andy Murray 3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4 – Djokovic scored a non-calendar year career Grand Slam and became the third player to hold all four major titles at the same time – as well as the first since Rod Laver in 1969 – and the first to accomplish this feat in hardcourt, clay, and grass. And grass is what people who bet on tennis would have to be on tennis not to consider defending champion Djokovic the odds-on favorite to win Wimbledon for the third consecutive time.
The French Open holds a special place in the hearts of fans who bet on tennis. Time and the weather can play such a big part as to even change tennis betting odds. Number 1 in the world Novak Djokovic found that out on Monday when it literally rained on his parade. For the first eight days of Roland Garros, Djokovic looked like the luckiest guy in tennis. Andy Murray – on the other side of the draw – arrived in Paris off a clay-court win over the Serb in Rome that left some doubting as to whom exactly should be favored. As it turns out, though, Murray got off to two nerve-wracking, five-set matches he barely managed to scrape by won and expressed concerns about needing to save energy if he had any chance to win.
The Serb is usually the man to bet on tennis, with the only possible exception being the French Open. He insists that he is not obsessed with winning Roland Garros, and it’s just as well because he has lost all three finals he has played in Paris, including the last two years. Djokovic is going into his 12th attempt to win, and he would set a record for the most attempts taken to win the title if he finally pulls it off. It would surpass the likes of Roger Federer and Andre Agassi, who both won the event at the 11th try. Goran Ivanisevic holds the Open era Grand Slam record of requiring 14 attempts before winning Wimbledon in 2001.
Thankfully for the Serbian, it will not happen until the semifinals of Roland Garros, thus improving his tennis betting odds to make it at least that far. It would be their 50th match against each other, and while Novak Djokovic leads the personal series 26-23, Rafael Nadal – who has won the most Coupes des Mousquetaires (9) and is referred to as the King of Clay – has been the bane of Novak’s never ending quest to win a French Open. The men’s draw on Friday made sure there would be no rematch of the 2014 or 2012, both of which the Serb lost to Nadal.