The rise of Canadian tennis stars Bianca Andreescu, Leylah Fernandez, Milos Raonic, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov means Canadians have a major rooting interest in tennis. With that, you may be considering placing a bet on a Canadian star to win a Grand Slam — especially the famed Wimbledon.
There are a growing number of reasons to get your Wimbledon bets in, not to mention the introduction of single-game betting which pushes the amount of Wimbledon odds you can bet on to new heights. Here’s how to bet on Wimbledon online in Canada.
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How to bet on Wimbledon online in Canada
You can bet on who you think will win Wimbledon all year round through the Wimbledon futures market at online sportsbooks. Then, as the tournament begins, you can place a variety of additional tennis bets and wagers. For instance, you can bet on a specific player to advance to a certain round, or advance further than another player or group of players.
The odds change based on each player’s chances. However, you lock the currently posted odds at the time you place a bet, which usually means the earlier you can get a bet down, the better those odds will be. You can also bet on individual Wimbledon matches in the following ways:
- Moneyline: Match betting at moneyline odds you lock in at the time you place a bet. Bet on the favourites at negative odds, which show you how much you need to bet for a chance to win $100. Or, bet on the underdog at positive odds, showing you how much you stand to win for every $100 you bet.
- Set/game spread: Match betting with a spread of either sets or games. Bet on the favourite to win by at least that number of sets or games, or bet on the underdog to win outright or lose by less than that number of sets or games.
- Over/under: Bet that the total number of games in a completed match will be over or under a line that the sportsbook sets.
- Live betting: Continue wagering as the match is underway. This includes the same markets available before a match at odds that change with the action on the court, plus game-by-game, set-by-set and even point-by-point betting.
Wimbledon live betting
Live betting is where Wimbledon betting comes to life. It allows you to bet on live matches at odds that change based on things like score, time and momentum. That means betting on standard match lines at ever-changing odds as well as who will win the next set, game and point.
Bet on Canadians at Wimbledon
You can also bet on Canadian tennis stars to win Wimbledon, advance to a certain round, or go farther than another player or group of players. Here are several Canadian tennis pros you might want to consider betting on and their odds of winning Wimbledon:
- Born: June 16, 2000, in Mississauga, Ontario
- Career-high WTA ranking: 4 (October 2019)
- Career WTA titles: Three (2019 US Open, 2019 Canadian Open, 2019 BNP Paribas Open)
- Best Grand Slam result: 2019 US Open champion
- Best Wimbledon result: First round 2017
- Born: April 15, 1999, in Tel Aviv, Israel (moved to Canada before first birthday)
- Career-high ATP ranking: 10 (September 2020)
- Career ATP titles: 1
- Best Grand Slam results: Wimbledon Semi-Finals (2021); Australian Open third round (2019, 2021)
- Best Wimbledon result: Semi-Finals (2021)
- Born: 27, 1990, in Titograd, Yugoslavia, now Podgorica, Montenegro (Moved to Canada at age 3)
- Career-high ATP ranking: 3 (November 2016)
- Career ATP titles: Eight (2016 Brisbane, 2015 St. Petersburg, 2014 Washington, 2013 Bangkok, 2013 San Jose, 2012 San Jose, 2012 Chennai, 2011 San Jose)
- Best Grand Slam result: 2016 Wimbledon runner-up
- Best Wimbledon result: Runner-up 2016
- Born: August 8, 2000, in Montreal, Québec
- Career-high ATP ranking: 10 (November 2021)
- Career ATP titles: 1
- Best Grand Slam results: Semi-Finals (US Open 2021); Quarter-Finals (Wimbledon 2021); Fourth round (2021 Australian Open, 2020 US Open)
- Best Wimbledon result: Quarter-Finals (2021)
How many times have Canadian players won at Wimbledon?
No Canadian has ever won a Wimbledon singles title. However, Eugenie Bouchard (2014) and Milos Raonic (2016) have each finished as runners-up. They became the first ever Canadian women’s and men’s players to reach a Grand Slam final in the process. In 2021, both Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov made the quarter-finals. Shapovalov won his quarterfinal but lost in the semi-finals to Novak Djokovic.
Canada’s Daniel Nestor (2008, 2009) and Vasek Pospisil (2014) have each won a Wimbledon men’s doubles title with partners from another country. Nestor also won a mixed doubles title in 2013.
Wimbledon schedule & prize purse
Wimbledon is the signature tennis event of the summer, running from the end of June to mid-July. Here are the key details:
- Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in London
- When: June-July
- Surface: Grass
- Prize money: US $49.4 million (2019)
Best bets for Wimbledon
Here are a few of the usual favourites in the men’s and women’s singles draw at Wimbledon:
- Novak Djokovic: World No. 1, five-time Wimbledon champ (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019) and 18-time Grand Slam winner.
- Rafael Nadal: Two-time Wimbledon champ (2008, 2010) and 20-time Grand Slam winner.
- Daniil Medvedev: Current World No. 2 has yet to get out of the third round at Wimbledon.
- Ashleigh Barty: Aussie and current World No. 1 got to the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2019.
- Naomi Osaka: Four-time Grand Slam winner has been to the third round twice at Wimbledon.
- Bianca Andreescu: 2019 US Open champ returns from injury in 2021 looking to make a mark at Wimbledon after injury forced her to withdraw two years ago.
Players to avoid betting on at Wimbledon
Austrian Dominic Thiem has been to the final of the Australian Open (2020) and French Open (2018, 2019), and he won the 2020 US Open. However, he’s yet to get out of the fourth round at Wimbledon, suggesting he may be a bad bet on grass.
On the women’s side, Cori “Coco” Gauff has become a betting favourite wherever she plays. However, Gauff has never been out of the fourth round at a Grand Slam, suggesting that while her time to win Wimbledon may come, it isn’t now.
Wimbledon tennis betting tips
Here are three Wimbledon betting tips to consider when betting on Wimbledon:
- Bet on Djokovic early: Novak Djokovic is the World No. 1 and a five-time Wimbledon champ coming off two straight Wimbledon wins. Betting on him to win again is almost a no brainer, even if he’s likely to be at around +150 more than three months ahead of the tournament. The thing about that +150 is that it’s likely only going down. And that’s why you should bet on Djokovic to win as early as you can, because the price is unlikely to get better.
- Don’t bet on Djokovic early: Djokovic and the other top seeds will face lower seeded and unseeded players in the early rounds at Wimbledon. Most of the time that means astronomical Wimbledon odds on those relatively unknown players and incredibly high prices on the top seeds. Upsets may be rare, but the prices are so high the reward might not be worth the risk. The best thing to do is avoid the top seeds in the early-round matches and wager on outrights instead.
- Read recent results: You want to look at who’s been hurt and who’s been hot recently before you bet on anyone at Wimbledon. Fortunately, there’s a bit of a grass court season ahead of Wimbledon, and those who show well in these events could be picks to do well at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, as well.
Recent men’s Wimbledon champions
|2021||Novak Djokovic||Matteo Berrettini||6-7 (7-4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3|
|2019||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer||7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 13-12 (7-3)|
|2018||Novak Djokovic||Kevin Anderson||6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)|
|2017||Roger Federer||Marin Čilić||6-3, 6-1, 6-4|
|2016||Andy Murray||Milos Raonic||6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2)|
|2015||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer||7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (10-12), 6-4, 6-3|
Recent women’s Wimbledon champions
|2021||Ashleigh Barty||Karolina Pliskova||6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3|
|2019||Simona Halep||Serena Williams||6-2, 6-2|
|2018||Angelique Kerber||Serena Williams||6-3, 6-3|
|2017||Garbiñe Muguruza||Venus Williams||7-5, 6-0|
|2016||Serena Williams||Angelique Kerber||7-5, 6-3|
|2015||Serena Williams||Garbiñe Muguruza||6-4, 6-4|
Where is Wimbledon broadcast?
Wimbledon live streams play on The Wimbledon Channel via Wimbledon.com. It is traditionally broadcast on TSN across Canada, as well.
When is the Wimbledon draw?
The Wimbledon draw traditionally takes place at 10 a.m. in the UK, three days ahead of the beginning of the first round. However, seedings are announced three days prior to that. It doesn’t air on TV, but it’s immediately available on Wimbledon.com.
Why do they wear white at Wimbledon?
There’s an all-white dress code at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, and players are expected to follow it. They have, for the most part since the 1880s, but the policy has been changed to “suitable tennis attire that is almost entirely white” in recent years.
Why are strawberries and cream served at Wimbledon?
Strawberries and cream are Wimbledon’s unofficial dish, and nearly 150,000 servings of the dish are doled out to spectators annually. It all dates back to the 1500s when the tradition started in Victorian England. Plus, strawberries are in season during Wimbledon.
When is the Wimbledon final?
For 2022, Wimbledon is set to run from June 27 through July 10. That means the women’s final will be on July 9 and the men’s final will be on July 10.
What time is the Wimbledon final on in Canada?
Wimbledon finals start at 2 p.m. in the UK. UK time is five hours ahead of Toronto and eight hours ahead of Vancouver. That means the Wimbledon finals start at 9 a.m. Eastern Time and 6 a.m. Pacific Time.
Why is Wimbledon played on grass?
The grass courts are part of what makes Wimbledon so special. The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club is one of the few grass tennis clubs in the world, and Wimbledon has been played on grass since day one, making it a tradition that’s likely to continue in perpetuity.
Who has the most Wimbledon singles championships?
Roger Federer has won the most men’s singles titles at Wimbledon with eight. He may still add to that total. However, currently no one has won more singles titles at Wimbledon than Martina Navratilova, who has nine.
How much does the winner of Wimbledon get paid?
Novak Djokovic collected $2,983,748 for winning the 2019 title. Simona Halep got the same when she won in 2019.
How much are Wimbledon tickets?
Centre Court and Court No. 1 tickets are the most costly at Wimbledon. Plus, they go up as the tournament goes on and peak for the two finals. Centre Court tickets that cost an average of £64 on the first day are an average of £225 for the finals.