Wimbledon Guide

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A general view from outside Centre Court at Wimbledon (Photo by Steven Paston/PA Wire/PA Images).

Bettingpro's guide to the penultimate Grand Slam tournament of the year, Wimbledon.

Roger Federer’s quest to become a nine-time Wimbledon men’s singles champion came to an end in the 2019 final as he was beaten by Novak Djokovic, but on his run to the final the Swiss legend had turned back the clock yet again and the bookmakers believe title number nine could come in 2020.

Of course, he faces a huge challenge as he tries to fend off five-time winner Djokovic who has won this grand slam tournament in each of the past two seasons and four times in the past six years, and if the Serb star can win it again in 2020 he will become the first male player to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title in three consecutive seasons since Federer reigned supreme between 2003 and 2007.

As far as the bookies are concerned only one other man is in contention to deny the pair, but Rafael Nadal has not made it to the Wimbledon men’s singles final since his defeat to Djokovic in 2011 and he has not won this grand slam title for a decade. Check out our Wimbledon betting tips page as we update you daily with our best betting tips for the day’s play at SW19.

Over in the women’s draw there are three clear contenders for the crown, with defending champion Simona Halep heading up the betting after she destroyed Serena Williams in straight sets in the 2019 Final.

Seven-time champion Serena is fancied to get her revenge this time around, with 2018 winner Angelique Kerber considered the only other major threat to Halep’s bid to become a back-to-back champion.

 

Wimbledon Winners

YEARMEN’S CHAMPIONWOMEN’S CHAMPION
1968Rod LaverBillie Jean King
1969Rod LaverAnn Jones
1970John NewcombeMargaret Court
1971John NewcombeEvonne Goolagong
1972Stan SmithBillie Jean King
1973Jan KodesBillie Jean King
1974Jimmy ConnorsChris Evert
1975Arthur AsheBillie Jean King
1976Bjorn BorgChris Evert
1977Bjorn BorgVirginia Wade
1978Bjorn BorgMartina Navratilova
1979Bjorn BorgMartina Navratilova
1980Bjorn BorgEvonne Goolagong
1981John McEnroeChris Evert
1982Jimmy ConnorsMartina Navratilova
1983John McEnroeMartina Navratilova
1984John McEnroeMartina Navratilova
1985Boris BeckerMartina Navratilova
1986Boris BeckerMartina Navratilova
1987Pat CashMartina Navratilova
1988Stefan EdbergSteffi Graf
1989Boris BeckerSteffi Graf
1990Stefan EdbergMartina Navratilova
1991Michael StichSteffi Graf
1992Andre AgassiSteffi Graf
1993Pete SamprasSteffi Graf
1994Pete SamprasConchita Martinez
1995Pete SamprasSteffi Graf
1996Richard KrajicekSteffi Graf
1997Pete SamprasMartina Hingis
1998Pete SamprasJana Novotna
1999Pete SamprasLindsay Davenport
2000Pete SamprasVenus Williams
2001Goran IvanisevicVenus Williams
2002Lleyton HewittSerena Williams
2003Roger FedererSerena Williams
2004Roger FedererMaria Sharapova
2005Roger FedererVenus Williams
2006Roger FedererAmelie Mauresmo
2007Roger FedererVenus Williams
2008Rafael NadalVenus Williams
2009Roger FedererSerena Williams
2010Rafael NadalSerena Williams
2011Novak DjokovicPetra Kvitova
2012Roger FedererSerena Williams
2013Andy MurrayMarion Bartoli
2014Novak DjokovicPetra Kvitova
2015Novak DjokovicSerena Williams
2016Andy MurraySerena Williams
2017Roger FedererGarbine Muguruza
2018Novak DjokovicAngelique Kerber
2019Novak DjokovicSimona Halep