With the New Year arriving all fans and gamblers of Tennis betting will be primed and focused on the Grand Slam events. Also known as “majors” the Grand Slam of tennis is comprised of the four most important tournaments. Additionally, handicappers get two for the price of one in these major events. That is because there are tournaments for both the men’s and women’s sides. Best of all the Grand Slam tournaments draw plenty of casual fans that normally ignore tennis. To be exact there is a considerable amount of additional action on these four main events.
Starting with the Australian Open does the Tennis betting Grand Slam calendar begin. Melbourne Australia will host this event January 14 through January 21 on its hard-court surface. Following that will be the French Open which runs from May 27 through June 3. The famed Roland Garros court is comprised of iconic red clay. On the whole there is no Grand Slam event that can match the tradition of Wimbledon. London hosts this event on grass courts from July 1 through July 8. To conclude the Grand Slam schedule is the US Open from August 26 through September 2. New York City hosts with a hard surface on its courts.
Australian Open Winners
Roger Federer has won the last two Australian Open titles. However, Novak Djokovic has been a dominant figure on the men’s side. Djokovic has won the Australian Open five times since 2011. Carolina Wozniacki was the women’s singles champion at Australia last year. On the whole Serena Williams has dominated with seven titles. Williams last won Australia in 2017.
Immediately associated with the French Open is “The King of Clay” Rafael Nadal. To illuminate, Nadal has won a total of 11 French Open men’s singles titles. Further he is the two-time defending champion of Roland Garros heading into this year. On the women’s side Simona Halep was the winner last year. And there have been five different women’s singles champions in the last five years.
A clear difference separates Wimbledon from all the rest. In fact, at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club the men’s singles are known as the “Gentlemen’s Singles.” And it was Novak Djokovic that won this tradition rich event last year. Roger Federer is always a top sportsbook choice at Wimbledon with a total of eight career championships. Extending Federer’s success was his championship in 2017. English hero Andy Murray was the 2016 champ.
The Wimbledon “Ladies” singles champion last year Angelique Kerber with Garbine Muguruza winning in 2017. Even so the top modern era performer is Serena Williams with seven titles all time. Williams last won back to back in 2015 and 2016.
Last year Williams finished second at the US Open to Naomi Osaka. Overall Williams has been the women’s singles Tennis Betting winner six times at the US Open. On the men’s side Novak Djokovic was the singles winner last year. Meanwhile Roger Federer is the all-time men’s winner among active players with a total of seven titles.
Granted, tennis does not draw the big-time gambling numbers of football, soccer, or basketball. However, when its Grand Slam time you can bet on record action at online sportsbooks. Following that is a level of excitement that rivals any sport you can wager on.