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Wimbledon 2019 Props: Will a #1 Seed Reach the Final? Can an American Win a Singles Title?

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in Tennis

Jun 27, 2019 · 12:12 PM PDT

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All eyes will be on Roger Federer at Wimbledon. Photo by Squeaky Knees (Wikimedia Commons).
  • Will a no. 1 seed reach the men’s or women’s final at Wimbledon this year?
  • Is an American player going to win either singles title?
  • These two bets are among several Wimbledon prop wagers available

Wimbledon is upon us, and so are the prop wagers. Sportsbooks have delivered a series of prop bets on the third event in the tennis Grand Slam, slated to start July 1st and run until July 14th at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Will a one seed reach a singles final? Is an American player going to win a title? These and other props are available for your wagering enjoyment.

Wimbledon Seed Props

2019 Wimbledon Seed Props Yes No
Will at least one #1 seed reach a single’s final? -350 +260
Will at Least One #1 or #2 seed reach a single’s final? +100 -130
Will both #1 seeds reach the single’s finals? +450 -700

*All odds taken 06/27/19

One is the Loneliest Number

You have to go all way back to the 2016 women’s singles final, when Serena Williams beat Angelique Kerber, to find a no. 1  seed in a Wimbledon final.

The top seed in the men’s side this year is defending champion Novak Djokovic. He was also the last no. 1 seed to win the men’s singles title here. French Open champ Ashleigh Barty is seeded no. 1 among the women.

“Yes” is the play, in spite of recent history. Djokovic has reached four of the last six Wimbledon finals and will be on the opposite side of the draw as Roger Federer. Federer, an eight-time Wimbledon champion, was promoted from his #3 ranking to the #2 seed by the All England Lawn Tennis Club committee due to his historic greatness at the tournament.

Federer’s move up means no. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal moves down to the no. 3 seed. Djokovic and Nadal have split their four career grass-court matches, but Djokovic has won the last two, including a five-set thriller in the 2018 semis. Djokovic has won three of the last four Grand Slams.

Pick: Yes (-350)

Two for the Show

In the last nine women’s singles tournaments at Wimbledon, no second-seeded player has reached the final. In 2009, no. 2 seed Serena Williams was champion.

Two has proven a much healthier digit among the men. In 2016, second-seeded Andy Murray was champion. Five second seeds have been finalists since 2010.

Five second seeds have been finalists since 2010.

Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka are the 2019 second seeds. Osaka has never been past the third round at the tournament.

Federer’s record-setting Wimbledon history is well known, but he’s also 37 years old now. This year, he holds just a 2-5 record against Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Dominic Thiem.

Pick: No (-130)

One and One

In 2015, not only did both no. 1 seeds reach their respective Wimbledon singles final, both were champions.

Djokovic and Serena Williams were the winners.

ATP Wimbledon Seed Props

Outcome Yes Odds No Odds
Will at Least One no. 1 or no. 2 Seed Lose in the First Week? +300 -400
Will a Five Seed or Higher Reach the Final? -205 +165
Will There be a First-Time Winner? +300 -400

See You Later

Since 2012, just two one or two seeds in Wimbledon men’s singles were ousted in Week 1. That was Djokovic in 2016 and Nadal in 2012.

Djokovic and Federer both come into this event playing well. Neither will be going home early.

Pick: No (-400)

Taking the Fifth

Four of the last six men’s finalists at Wimbledon have been seeded sixth or lower.

Last year, 12th-seeded Djokovic beat eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson in the final.

Pick: Yes (+165)

Feels Like the First Time

Since 2009, only two players have been first-time winners in Wimbledon men’s singles.

Both were second-seeded – Andy Murray in 2013 and Djokovic in 2011.

Pick: No (-400)

WTA Wimbledon Seed Props

Outcome Yes Odds No Odds
Will at Least One no. 1 or no. 2 Seed Lose in the First Week? -240 +190
Will a Five Seed or Higher Reach the Final? -700 +450
Will There be a First-Time Winner? -180 +150

One and Done?

Last year, both of the top two seeds on the women’s side, no. 1 Simona Halep (third round) and no. 2 Caroline Wozniacki (second round) had packed their bags by the end of Week 1.

It’s been an absolute wild ride in the WTA this season. Only one of the top 10 seeds made it to the semifinals at the French Open.

Pick: Yes (-240)

Go for Long Odds

No seed lower than 10th has made the last two Wimbledon women’s singles finals.

Based on the way the WTA has gone this season, betting on a five or higher seed getting there is a wise wager.

Play: Yes (-700)

Who’s No. 1?

Garbine Muguruza and Angelique Kerber, the last two Wimbledon women’s singles champs, were both first-time winners.

Prior to them, it happened three times in 12 years.

Pick: No (+150)

Odds an American Player Wins a Singles Title

Will USA Player Win Singles Title? Yes Odds No Odds
Outcome +260 -350

Record Time

Serena Williams needs one more win to tie Margaret Court for the most Grand Slam titles won by a woman.

She’ll get it here.

Pick: Yes (+260)

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